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The only thing reminding of the November 26, 2008 attacks in the Taj Majal Palace hotel is this fountain, which is placed behind a window at one corner of the hotel's lobby. The names of those 33 people killed in the hotel are listed on the left-hand side. All together 166 people were killed in the attack that lasted for four days.

26/11, India and Terrorism

Yesterday I talked to a senior professor here at the University of Mumbai. Professor Uttara Sahasrabuddhe teaches political science and International relations. The focus of our talks were Indo-Pakistani relations and the significance of the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai, also referred to as “26/11”, which left 166 people killed and over 300 injured after […]

About 70-80 % of the Dharavi slum is recognized by municipal authorities as legal slum and gets supplied with municipal water 3-4 hours a day. The waste of the slum often ends up on mismanaged dumps or the river flowing right next to the one square mile slum area.

The Heart of Mumbai: Dharavi

Dharavi. One million people, one square mile. One of Asia’s, and probably the world’s, biggest slums, not in terms of its area but of the population. Dharavi is located on top of some of the most expensive real estate of the city and of whole India. Here, to rent a house costs around 6000-8000 rupies […]