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Nagarvalam: An unaffecting, even if sincerely shot, drama

It’s incredible how much ineffective humour can hurt a film. Almost every single attempt at humour in Nagarvalam isn’t just bad, but usually offensive. Almost invariably, the characters are the only ones laughing—like that one friend we all have who laughs at his own poor jokes. 479 more words

Film Reviews

Living in the Un-magical Maya Bazaar

Mayabazzar slum in Bangalore.

“During the time of Indriaamma, way back in 1960s, the army were about to bulldoze us at a labour settlement in Shantinagar ward. 1,130 more words

Urban Affairs

The Slums of Kibera

I had the honor of joining Futbol Mas in Kibera, Kenya for a fun football practice session with the local children. It was an eye-opening experience just to walk through Kibera to get to the football pitch. 120 more words


Kenyan program encourages kids to pursue music to fight crime

Ghetto Classics Orchestra aims at helping children in Nairobi’s slum Korogocho escape unemployment and stop them from engaging in crime.

The program, Ghetto Classics Orchestra, was founded by Elizabeth Njoroge, Kenyan classical music lover, and passionate singer, and takes place every Sunday in Korogocho, one of the most dangerous slums in East Africa. 150 more words

Good News

My Warri Chronicles 1.

I grew up in Warri-Okumagba layout. It was neither a slum, nor a GRA. Everyone had their level, and respected it.

But there were interactions and jealousies across the divide. 248 more words