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Through the Vintage lanes of Mumbai II

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“LOVE – LIFE – CRICKET”

Indians have three passions – Food, Bollywood and Cricket. Cricket is not just a game for us but a heart hailed cause that brings the entire nation together. We scream, we cry and even the non-believers pray to the almighty with a pacing heart.

This picture is from the lanes of Thakur Wadi. Thakur Wadi is a Chawl in South Mumbai. A Chawl is a structure of accommodation which is usually ground plus few floors with small houses right next to each other. In a Chawl unlike today’s housing apartments, everyone knows each other. A Chawl is a big happy Indian family who is a partner in every tiny celebration and events of grief. They grow together, live together and stay intertwined for life. The picture as it is framed, shows you a glimpse of life here. The sun was about to set and the kids, who have just returned from the school, were busy playing their favorite game. While they ran and shouted in excitement and happiness their parents and neighbors watched them over through windows and patio. It was just another relaxed evening for the residents, a simple life in a complex city.

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Founder, Happy Roots. Passionate about agriculture, social change and rural economic development. I am on a mission to address the biggest problems faced by small and marginal farmers in India with technology and supply chain efficiencies. I work with small and tribal farmers across Maharashtra and help them connect directly with end consumers in high potential urban markets. At Happy Roots we not only build market linkages for our farmers but help them train and upgrade their skills so that we can nurture the next breed of micro entrepreneurs.

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