Nikhil, Nikhita, Sankuraj, Satyam, Shrishti

Duration: 19 mins
Language: English, Hindi
Subtitles: English


Behind the Bazaar

The 150-year-old Chor Bazaar in south Mumbai forms an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city. Widely believed to be a one-stop destination for shopping needs of the rich and poor alike, the market famously sells everything from “pins to pianos”. However, as the Bhendi Bazaar area in which it is located undergoes redevelopment, so does Chor Bazaar. As the first phase of construction goes on in full swing, we explore what this drastic change means for the occupants of the space. Was there a way of improving living conditions without a complete erasure of all that the streetscape represents for its current inhabitants?