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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/business/3487110.stm
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    from 2004? is this for real?
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    2004...
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    (Original post by prospectivEEconomist)
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/business/3487110.stm
    What is so significant about this article, published in March 2004, that it warrants a thread where the only content is a link to the article?
    Pretty useless threadmaking imo.



    on topic: the government improve a slum in order to get more votes in the upcoming election. Is this surprising?
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    Yes, would you care to expand?
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    Why does it matter that the link is old? I am sure the economy is probably bigger now. It's just funny people poke fun at poor countries having lots of slums, but they are giant economies within themselves. How come people never mention the economy of these slums?
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    It was also the focus on Channel 4's Indian Winter.
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    (Original post by jonjon123)
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    If you don't find the link fascinating then GTFO.
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    Dharavi is where Kevin McCloud went on Slumming It a few weeks ago. He talked about the "re-development plan", which basically involves kicking everyone out, bulldozing it all and building swathes of high rise flats, losing all the sense of community spirit that the current slum creates and putting many thousands of people out of jobs.

    I'm sceptical to be honest.
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    (Original post by M_E_X)
    What is so significant about this article, published in March 2004, that it warrants a thread where the only content is a link to the article?
    Pretty useless threadmaking imo.



    on topic: the government improve a slum in order to get more votes in the upcoming election. Is this surprising?
    Some of the information is redundant because they are actually planning to demolish large parts of the slum to make space for new buildings.
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    Did they do it??
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    (Original post by prospectivEEconomist)
    Some of the information is redundant because they are actually planning to demolish large parts of the slum to make space for new buildings.
    I'm not surprised it's redundant, you posted a link from a 2004 news article.

    In order to try and get some actual discussion going here...
    Do you think the gov't was right with their actions on the slums? Was it really just an attempt to secure the votes of the inhabitants of the slums in the upcoming election?
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    6 years later nothing has changed. Just shows how useless the Indian government is.
 
 
 
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