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|Bohemian Mumbai Slums|
|Written by Alex|
|Saturday, 07 August 2010 22:09|
I had the privilege recently to visit three bohemian communities in Mumbai. People work, play, and live there with creativity, resilience, and strong community spirit. There are manufacturing shops, stores, barbers, a doctor's office, electricity, water...Some people call them slums. Slum is not a dirty word here in India. Nor should it be...I don't at all mean to trivialize the challenges of slum life, but it's not the crying, forcibly oppressed dystopia one might expect. In fact, single slum rooms start at about $10,000. I was surprised; perhaps you will be too.