Archive | January, 2015


How postmen sort Dharavi maze

Ever wondered what it’s like to deliver post in Asia’s biggest slum, Dharavi? Especially when the address reads something like this: ‘Mahim Fatak ke baju mein’ or ‘Ajmal Kasab, Dharavi, Mumbai-17!’ That the name of the addressee in the latter instance happens to be same as the lone 26/11 terrorist currently on trial at a […]

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Story of 1,000 idli makers in Mumbai

Pottery and leather, we know, but 700 of Dharavi's families are behind 3,00,000 idlis feeding Mumbai's appetite each day It's 3.30 am, and Dharavi's 90 Feet Road is in no mood to wind down. The streetfood stalls are ready to down shutters after Sehri, the last meal Muslims eat before the break of fajr or […]

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Farmers Market at Maharashtra Nature Park.

For those who balk at the word Dharavi Put all notions aside Make your way to the amazing 37-acre Maharashtra Nature Park The Farmers' Market is privileged To be held on one of MNP's acres Known as Nakshatra Van, it is heaven on earth Lotus pond, old trees, medicinal plants Grass under your feet, abundant […]

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Bombay gifts

Bombay gifts has been pioneers in the field of gifts & novelties for the last 15 years. The company has been catering to the needs of our valuable clients. We are able to sustain in the market, since we adopt basic principles like competitive price, prompt supply and high quality, we regard the customer and […]

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From water to women’s security, Dharavi girls create apps to lift their quality of life

Source: The app is called Paani Hai Jeevan (Water is Life). It requires you to register yourself and check for notifications to know the best time to fetch water from the neighbourhood communal tap. The idea is to cut the long queues and long arguments through a well-organized system to tell someone it's their […]

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Dharavi Rocks

  DHARAVI ROCKS is a joint educational project between Acorn Foundation, an NGO working for the welfare of slum children and waste collectors/ ragpickers and We believe that music does make a difference. Music educates, improves learning skills, self-discipline, self-confidence, encourages teamwork, improves social skills, temperament and community life. The MISSION of DHARAVI […]

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Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir

Dharavi is full of children. Many of them are child labourers. Art of Living volunteers soon discovered there was a need to educate the children and channel their creative energies. They began by running specially designed courses for children: ArtExcel or All Round Training in Excellence. Whilst working with the children, it became apparent that […]

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URBZ is an experimental urban research and action collective. URBZ organizes collaborative workshops, facilitates hands-on research projects, creates urban forms and concepts, and develops web content about urban space and places since 2008. User-generated Cities URBZ believes that residents are experts in their neighborhoods. Their everyday experience of the places where they live and work […]

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