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Friday, January 18, 2008

Jodha's mansion, Dharavi and railway bridges

How are they related? No, they aren't as such. Or are they?

A couple of years back, a railway overhead bridge which was under construction collapsed near Dombivli. It brought down the Central Railway traffic for nearly four hours.

Dharavi is the world's largest slum - many of these are built with sheets of steel. Similar to the makeshift homes. Very strong and sturdy - the agents will tell you.

Bollywood's magnum opus 'Jodha-Akbar' boasts of being the costliest movie in terms of sets. The Jodha's mansion for the film is an 'earthquake-proof' construction. The cost of the mansion constructed for a period of a couple of months runs into crores.

That's Mumbai meri jaan! Fraught with ironies like these!

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