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Caught in between different timezones

DNMUM434505 | 4/6/2019 | Author : Varun Singh | WC :663

Past perfect, future imperfect
Caught between development and expectation are old areas of the metropolis - these were prominent cultural identity markers of the city. But today they have dwindled in numbers. DNA profiles the old neighbourhoods, a fishing place, a chawl wonder and villages in the outskirts of Mumbai

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The nearly 800-year-old Koliwada today is a cramped locality with narrow bylanes and alleys which you can drive through only on a bike. Every election enlivens the hopes of the 65-acre Worli Koliwada which has 2,200 residents, legal heirs of the original 457 kolis, and 9,500 tenants more tenants waiting to fulfill their dreams.
Central to their aspirations is a well-planned koliwada which will have a place for all, the legal heirs, tenants, fishing community, and ample space for holding the festivities which are central to the community. Rangeet Koli, a resident of Worli Koliwada is a group of residents from Worli Koliwada whose daily walks are disrupted by the ongoing coastal road work. “Our roads have bikes parked on
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