Mumbai's Dharavi area is famous for being one of the biggest slums in Asia (and the setting of Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire). But do you know about its thriving leather handbag industry?
Mumbai is many things: a fun city, a city that never sleeps - and a shopping haven. There's precious little that cannot be found in Mumbai in terms of fashion. The biggest and best brands are here and at the other end of the spectrum are the much less expensive, but arguably more popular, street vendors. Between these diametrically opposed shopping options lies a third option - struggling small shops.
Religious attire is seen as something that is serious and staid, not to be messed with. Lately, however, the rida is defying such notions. Rashida Arsiwala looks at how women of the Islamic Dawoodi Bohra community are expressing themselves through their religious garb.
Amid Mumbai's early morning stress, traffic and noise, few have time to consider packing a lunch. For many, however, this isn't a problem, thanks to a coordinated and efficient team of delivery people: the dabbawallas.
When British rule ended in India, the people were elated at the prospect of independence. However, the British left lasting marks on the country, ones that can still be seen today. In south Mumbai, heritage structures remain prominent sights of historical nostalgia. As prominent as these buildings are, the stories they possess are equally bewitching.
An unpretentious setup and a small but loyal clientele: the business of India's small-time tailor, better known as a darji, is never in the limelight, but they are responsible for the beautiful clothes hanging in the windows of some of India's most fashionable stores.