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In Asia, India on October 3, 2015 at 10:20 pm

Dharavi Slum

View of the rooftops, Dharavi Slum

Today a bunch of us decided to take a tour of one of the slums of Mumbai.  It felt kind of awkward, like we are touring others’ misery just to get a glimpse into another life.  But other people said in spite of their initial misapprehensions as well, the tour would be worth it and not as voyeuristic as you might think.  So we caught the train down to Mahim Junction and were immediately identified by our tour guide, Janna.  For the record, ‘slum’ is a derogatory word since it conjures up the idea of dirty, poor, and lazy, but even the guide kept referring to it using the word so unfortunately it sticks.

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