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“If you think this is just poverty, you will see that only,” says Mr Pujari, “but in the poverty there is much to be learnt.”

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Reality Tours and Travel bring tourists through Dharavi in Mumbai. Photo by Emmanuel Dyan.

He tries to show a positive side of the slum, to people who think slums are just about poverty, danger or begging.

He explains how his company is a social business with 80% of all profits given to its sister organisation – the charity Reality Gives.

Not everyone is happy about how their city is portrayed to the outside world.

“The educated urban Indian is a tad sensitive about how certain attributes of Indian history, society and culture are portrayed in the western media,” says Mumbai resident Hemanth Gopinath.

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