Moving House to the Middle of Nowhere

As the Chennai Corporation evicts and relocates slum dwellers, the affected say they have been left high and dry

Chennai is possibly in the middle of a huge churning process. After years of looking the other way as people settled down on river banks, courses of water ways, even in the middle of lakes, the Tamil Nadu government is scurrying to evict people from these places. The lesson of the December 2015 floods that ravaged Chennai, leaving several dead and many others dispossessed, has been a hard one.

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