Categorising the original settlements of gaothans and koliwadas as slums, the authorities in Mumbai are keen to develop them into commercial complexes. The residents are unwilling to cede their rights. Ranjita Ganesan reports Often on returning from work, Colman Pereira finds cars and bikes parked haphazardly right outside his ancestral home in Pali Village, Bandra. In what used to be a pristine hamlet of small cottages, high-rises and commercial establishments have sprouted over the ... Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
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