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Land of Contrasts

India is a land of contrasts. You can find very wealthy people living in a country with extreme poverty. Never would I have believed that I would see my first Aston Martin yesterday, parked in front of my Mumbai hotel. 802 more words

Mumbai Madness

The flight to Mumbai was actually four flights…. Lima to Bogota, Bogota to Madrid, Madrid to Doha, Doha to Mumbai…. it was almost weird to stop changing flights after 30 hours of ups and downs. 3,633 more words

A close shave in the slums - Mumbai

There will come a time when our luck runs out but that time it seems is not tonight. I receive a text telling me that our seats for Mumbai are now RAC or “reservation against confirmation.” I have no idea what this means, so I call Mrugank to find out. 3,075 more words


The Slum Behind “Slumdog Millionaire”

Our first day in Mumbai provided a rather profound immersion into life in India for people at or near at the “bottom of the pyramid.”  My classmates and I spent the afternoon taking a tour of… 729 more words


Preparing for Chazen India

I’m Krista Sande-Kerback ’14, and I’m pleased to have the opportunity to blog for this year’s Chazen Global Immersion class to India!  I arrived in Mumbai late last night after close to 24 hours of travel, and after months of anticipating this trip, I am grateful to be here. 440 more words


Slum People, not Dogs!

First, I need to apologize for using the pejorative of slum dogs for these dear people. That was the title of the Time article and I was not thinking. 513 more words

The Real Sum Dogs of Mumbai

This is a video of Dharavi, the most talked about slum in the world. It is located on one square miles of the most desirable land in Mumbai in the densest population in the world.   71 more words