Welcome to Dharavi Inc. | Motherland

  • Date:November, 2012

Motherland, August 2011

As Indian cities swell in density, Mumbai’s megaslum Dharavi, an ever-evolving, thriving ecosystem of micro-economics interconnected with residential spaces, could also prove to be an unconventional albeit important model for urban planners. 

It’s monsoon time. An oily slick of mud runs down the length of the alleyway, here in the industrial area, home to hundreds, thousands even, of small-scale industries. Passageways at most are a few feet wide, through which dozens of workers march, nimbly navigating the narrow lanes, darting in and out of the small rooms on either side.

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