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    #LBBPhotoStory: The Potter's Colony In Dharavi Takes You Back In Time

    Nupur posted on 28 March

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    We time-travelled to simpler times at Kumbharwada – the potter’s colony in Dharavi. If you don’t mind the infrastructure, go and check it out to get an insight into their lives.

    What Is It?

    The narrow, dingy lanes of Dharavi house numerous industries and the place, we must say, works like a machine. There are warehouses, bhattis {clay ovens}, bedrooms and bathrooms, all in one place, co-existing like chai latte and  filter kaapi. The kumbhars {potters} work diligently on the wheel, not giving any attention to the sun. We asked one of the potters who was furiously churning out diyas at the speed of light, The diyas, pots and lamps are manufactured in the lanes and supplied to various parts of the country. The potters also supply to the lane of shops selling finished material. The market has ghadas {pots to store water} for INR 100 onward, but we suggest you bargain. You can also get pretty lamps and wall hangings to add a rustic touch to your home decor.

    So, We're Saying...

    Taking a closer look at Dharavi’s ecosystem will not only help you understand why it’s the biggest slum in Asia, but also help you unearth a lot of things about how this city functions, despite the chaos.

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      Kumbharwada, Mumbai

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