Rebuilding Mumbai – Dreams and Reality
Article first published online: 3 MAR 2013
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Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference Proceedings
Volume 2012, Issue 1, pages 350–353, October 2012
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ATHALYE, S. (2012), Rebuilding Mumbai – Dreams and Reality. Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference Proceedings, 2012: 350–353. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-8918.2012.00047.x
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- Article first published online: 3 MAR 2013
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Mumbai is described as the city that never sleeps. Life is about strife, change, getting ahead, adapting to the city's rhythms. People catch their daily, overcrowded trains and buses to work through the heavy downpour of the monsoon, through terrorist attacks, and taxi strikes. Amidst this is a city being rebuilt. Mumbai is one of the most expensive real-estate markets in the world. We explore different aspects of Mumbai's rebuilding through the juxtaposition of old buildings with new swanky high rises, slum relocation and subsidized homes. We examine Mumbai's underbelly – who really benefits? Is the city losing its soul?