Dilli is a short documentary film produced by the Robin Raina Foundation (RRF). RRF was set up in 2003 to help bring hope to under-privileged children all across the world, while providing education, clothes, medical care, shelter and food to these children. Dilli is directed by Sushmit Ghosh and Rintu Thomas. The movie film brings out a stark comparison of the rampant progress and development of the megalopolis vis-à-vis thousands who are left homeless while the whole city is modernized and revamped.The film was premiered at the NASDAQ in Times Square, New York on April 1, 2011 Dilli records and documents the evacuation of the thousands of humans, who lost their homes, and were left in a sea of rubble with nowhere to go and no hope for the future. Dilli was declared the 1st place winner in the Short Documentary section at the Los Angeles Movie Awards. The film also won the Best Cinematography award in the short documentary section. The film got mention at the 2011 Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival. Dilli found honorable mention in Los Angeles Art House Film Festival 2011. Dilli also won the Best Documentary Award at the 2012 Norwich Film Festival.
WHY…???Sonia Gandhi, Saina Nehwal, and many more stated that “Delhi” is not yet ready for the CWG…. So, what the purpose to host such an event…??? We almost spend 90,000 crores for it…. But does it worth…??? Thousands of “SLUM-DOGS” lost their homes… Just one thing “WHY…???”
Delhi Common Poverty Game• The Athens Olympics cost a reported £9.4bn, leaving a debt of €50,000 for each Greek household. Six years later, Greece is on the precipice of utter economic ruin.• May be we are too going from that faze.• The event offers the Delhi authorities the chance to sell the “LIE” of the shining new India. This is a country which has higher rates of child malnutrition than sub-Saharan Africa, but which also puts satellites into space. Now Delhi has spend immense sums on a sporting event - even diverted funds specifically earmarked for anti-poverty measures.
Delhi Master Plan 2021• Delhi Governments wants to make Delhi a slum-free city but not by rehabilitating these exploited wage workers but by driving them out of the city.• Delhi will be slum-free in the next 10 years by providing rehabilitation packages (built-up houses with all civic facilities) to slum dwellers. For this DDA has identified 23 sites (slum areas) for rehabilitation.• Today, the NCR cities are best suited to take the burden of housing from the national capital. The NCR has a total area of 33,578 sq km and includes parts of three states, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh, with Delhi as a full state.• A novel project proposed by DDA, the “in situ” rehabilitation scheme, moves away from the agency’s previous model of shifting slumdwellers to the city’s fringes as part of rehabilitation package. For this, DDA has indentified 23 sites (slum areas).[But not started yet…]
Delhis Ugly Underbelly:India Today.in"Sarkar hi poonjipati hai, aurpoonjipati hi sarkar hai (Thegovernment is thecapitalist, and the capitalistis the government),“Almost 49 per cent of Delhisresidents live inslums, including resettlementand unauthorised colonies.They aredrivers, electricians, plumbers, peons and domestic helps.
Slum Housing Projectby RRFIn October 2007, RRFFounder Robin Raina laid outa $15 million ambitious planto build 6000 homes forthe slum dwellers of Delhi.With 1157 homes alreadybuilt, RRF is determined tomake this dream a reality.Robin was awarded by theman of the year.
Reference“Delhi’s ugly underbelly” (IndiaToday.in)Cartoon Diary (By- Cartoonist Devendra Ojha)RRF-Robin Raina Foundation (rainafoundation.com)“Delhi Govt. displacing slum dwellers mindlessly” (The Hindu)Delhi, Urbanization in India & “Dilli Film” (Wikipedia)The true cost CWG (Mongabay.com)Delhi’s Common Poverty Games (Open India.com)Delhi Master Plan 2021 (Economic Times New Delhi)
Can Winning A Ton Of Medals Heal Up These Wounds……??? Or Is It Ever Lasting……???