But what about the dreams and aspirations of the people who live here? And the changes in the lifestyle and outlook in the little shanties across urban India.
In this 12-part series, that is anchored by Anuradha Raman, we track the changing face of the Indian slum, chronicling stories of new social and economic trends in our impoverished neighbourhoods. Over the days, you will be introduced to entrepreneurs, singers, composers, boxers, sailers and more. We start with a narrative from Bengaluru, where a bunch of women have organised themselves to launch a waste management start-up and, in doing, take charge of their lives.