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Taking the Dogs out of the Slum

26-Feb-09

Slumdog Millionaire has been running since September at the cinema across the street from my apartment in Cambridge. I enjoyed the film when I finally saw it in December, despite the cliched invocation of Bollywood in the concluding song and Danny Boyle’s populism — the last scene of Trainspotting, where Renton “chooses life” by robbing [...]

Mumbai Vision 2010: Reporting the Future

01-Nov-04

If you look left while crossing Haji Ali into Worli, the brightly lit ground floor showroom of a well-known auto major is emblazoned with the words “improving the quality of life”. You can’t miss it, because this is a congested junction, with cars queueing up at the next signal to ascend the Worli Fly-Over. Stuck [...]

Mumbai Vision 2010: Get Up, Stand Up

01-Nov-04

Bombay is the birthplace of civic sensibility in India. So here are some sensible suggestions for really improving the quality of life of those who don’t fly business class: PUBLIC SPACE: Space No Bar The tallest tale about Mumbai is that the city is overcongested and space in short supply. This myth of land scarcity [...]