At first I did not intend to upload this picture, but then I watched again Slum Dog Millionaire. So I felt, I will upload it as an example of Mumbai's resettlement plan.
India’s economic hub Mumbai has the largest slum population in the country where more then half of its 12 million population live in slums. Finding unencroached land for commercial and private development has become increasingly difficult, what forced the state government to . The plight of slum dwellers recently has been highlighted in the mega movie “Slam Dog Millionaire”. My picture shows a social housing redevelopment near the Mumbai suburb Kurla which is part of the proposed urban redevelopment plan for the Dharavi area – where cheap but illegal slum housing always has been available. All families who lived in this area before the year 2000 are slated for redevelopment which is realized at a snails pace.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-07-10 0:46
Hello Urs! Very interesting place, building and people. Nice natural light and colours. Good POV and capture. Good luck!
jovejupiter (234) 2009-07-10 1:02
Hi Urs - your photo is very informative. It's good to see a journalistic photo of these resettlement apartments. Keep up the good work, and remember: "you are the witness!"
Cretense (68679) 2009-07-10 6:14
Great architecture photo, with a "touch" of daily life scene! Great composition and framing, nice diagonal perspective and flawless light managment! Congratulations!
ciakgiak (30403) 2009-07-10 16:01
it's always interesting having a look to these places so different of ours, to different cultures and peoples.
The notes are very interesting in this beautiful daily-life scene.