Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Photoblog: Disparity


That's Mumbai's view from the airport. I think it sums up what Mumbai represents. You see the airplane in the front? That's for the middle and elite class. You see what's behind the airplane? That's slums of Mumbai!

Now there are two ways to look at it. One - the economic disparity within Mumbai. But I prefer to look at it differently. There's a place for everyone in Mumbai and Mumbai doesn't differentiate between the rich and poor.

PS: Trying to blog from my phone.

21 comments:

  1. Oi
    I do not think we Norwegian know what slum is before we use a plane.. to get out in the world

    Happy Christmas!!:)

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  2. Such a strange thing, The poor and prosperity n single frame . Wonderful click

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  3. Good post but that is not Asia's biggest slum. The slum in the picture is in Kurla while Asia's biggest slum was in Dharavi which now is the largest recycling centre in Mumbai.

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    1. Thanks Buddy. Changed it in the post. However, I think there's a section of Dharavi that stretches till the Airport.. And we can see that we are landing..

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  4. True Binu, Mumbai is one place where both rich and poor happily coexist! Wishing you a Happy New Year!!

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  5. wow nice interpretation :) good one Binu
    loved this
    There's a place for everyone in Mumbai and Mumbai doesn't differentiate between the rich and poor.

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    1. Thanks Ramya. Mumbai doesnt differentiate between the rich and poor. Anyone can dream here, some fulfil their dreams, some are unable to.. Yet we all survive..

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  6. Good one Binu..:) If someone wants to see what life is then Mumbai is the best example.

    Btw, blogging from is phone is a difficult job as I have experienced...:)

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    1. Thanks Prashanth. And you are right buddy. Blogging from the cell is a lot different (and difficult).. I thought I will start blogging on the go, but its not working out (as of now)..

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  7. Wonderful perspective. My aunt used to say that though she likes Mumbai, she doesn't like seeing Buildings and slums side by side, but being the true Mumbaikar that you are, you very well gave your opinion about that and it was really good :-)

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    1. Hehe.. We actually have buildings and slums side by side (still) here in Mumbai Ashwini.. I guess, it works for us.. :D

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  8. Seriously, Bombay is for everyone, You don't feel alien here. And blogging from phone is working good for you. Even I should try that sometime.

    Wish you a very happy new year :)

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    1. Blogging from phone is slightly tough. I didn't know where to upload the pic and later realized that the pic was uploaded at the end of the post. Things for me to learn, I guess :)

      Happy New Year Saru :)

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  9. Yup..true..i had been to Mumbai this month....and seen what U wanted to tell .

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