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Dharavi: Reaching for the sky

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Welcome to Dharavi where residents are reaching for the sky. They want Dharavi to surpass London as a great city. Unlike the poverty tourism and accolades awarded to communitarian slum living by the likes of Prince Charles and Kevin McCloud, Dharavi...

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Welcome to Dharavi where residents are reaching for the sky. They want Dharavi to surpass London as a great city. Unlike the poverty tourism and accolades awarded to communitarian slum living by the likes of Prince Charles and Kevin McCloud, Dharavi residents think big. Sadhvi Sharma takes us through the streets and introduces us to aspirant families for whom Dharavi is a place of transition. The least we can do, she argues, is support their aspirations.

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Rubina78

Nov 13, 2011

Couldn't agree more with visa2020, well said. This is one of the things I love about WORLDwrite's videos; last year when Kevin McCloud went to Dharavi and waxed lyrical about it and even worse Prince Charles tried to tell us this is the way to live I wanted to scream and searched to find the real story. I couldn't find it then but here it is. People just like us, living how they can for now, having big dreams and doing something about it. Fantastic and needs to be watched.

visa2020

Nov 11, 2011

It's good to see that the real residents of Dharavi haven't succumbed to the prophets of 'Dharavism' as an idea of community where poverty is idealised and made into a virtue. Let's big up the material aspirations of real Dharavians whilst being critical of the 'aspic tendency' who want to preserve 'community in poverty' as it is.

imlovinit

Nov 11, 2011

Brilliant. Wow what a refreshing report you kind of know this is what the local residents want and think but Westerners can’t ever say it- due to their own disenchantment with all we have. While these Indian residents want a great city our own lack of any sense of community means we big up the idea of ‘community’ in the slums. Ms Sharma is so right we should support their aspirations all the way.

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