Veteran painter Avinash Bhatt has made a replica of Dharavi Slums at Nehru centre in Worli. The painter has also displayed 400 year old historical monuments of this place. Mumbai’s Dharavi slum has the dubious honor of being the largest slum in Asia. While many would thing that a tour of the Dharavi slums might be a depressing experience, one can discover that this place is alive with small scale industries and high community spirit. And a better way to understand the vast spread of Dharavi slums is the replica made at Nehru Centre Worli. The painter Avinash Bhatt has brought to live the slum which is also known for its historical monuments such as black fort, Khamba Dev Temple and many other such monuments. Ironically the great Dharavi slum at Mumbai is also the living chronicle of the history of India’s Development. Dharavi slum has been there when the city was called Bombay; it was on the periphery of the island city. Now it is in the centre, on the prime land, which the First World is eyeing takeover. With cameraperson Mehboob, Shailendra Upadhyay for NMTV News.
September 11, 2009