Exchanging diwali tales of riding escalators at the stations, buying hairclips on the train, eating homemade shakarpara, getting gifts of fairies and dolls, and deciding that the AC in the metro is too cold - all this over bowls of daal chawal and personal stashes of jaljeera during the midday meal at the municipal school in a Bombay slum.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Saturday, 1 November 2014
Enterprising Dharavi - first look at one of the world's largest slums. (Thanks to a good guide :D)
This here is a chindi-seller (chindi are the shreds of excess cloth that is cut off while making clothes). Within a small cluster was a shop making denim cloth and another nearby shop making denim jeans. This chindi seller gets his chindi from these shops at Re1 per kg or for free, sorts it by colour and sells it to businesses at Rs 4 per kg. The buyers then recycle it to make pillow stuffings.
Seems like nothing is wasted.