On 13th August, 2016
Mamtam witnessed one of the biggest landslide which blocked the Kanaka River completely.
The Landslide formed more than 300 ft deep and 3km long artificial lake submerging the whole village along with the only bridge that connected Lum and other upper Dzongu villages.
With the fear of Lake outburst, process to drain the lake took a long time due to its massive size and technicality issues.
A massive silt-sand bar has been formed which the local people call the ‘beach’. During winter Mamtam becomes a popular picnic spot where many locals and people from outside of Dzongu visit the place to have a leisurely time.
For more than a year people used raft to cross the river and after the lake was drained, bamboo bridge was built to connect with other villages which were cut off after the landslide.
On 14th March, 2018 after almost two year for the first time people crossed the river in a vehicle with the help of a Bailey bridge. But due to heavy rainfall, rise in the river water level has halfway submerged the bridge and people still continue to take risk of crossing the river in a vehicle.
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Occupation: Office Cleaner
Biggest expense: I mostly spend on rent, house things and food.
What does leisure mean to you: I buy a sari for myself once a year, but otherwise I don’t spend on myself. .
What are you saving up for: I started working when I was very young, while I was still in school. My dad delivered milk in the neighbourhood and business was poor so I had to help out. I was the eldest and took on that responsibility & eventually had to quit my studies. I was tall and large for my age, like my dad, so I got married before I could even turn 18-years-old. I’m saving up for my daughter’s marriage. She’s 22-years-old now so it’s almost time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
- Sunitha Parandwal, 42, Mumbai
Our first Instagram series, ‘The Power of Us - Livelihoods’, features different people in a Mumbai neighborhood who were all asked the same three simple questions on leisure, expense and savings. We hope their responses challenge assumptions, surprise with their honesty and serve as a reminder that we all have more in common than we think!
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F A C E S T O R I E S
I am a mortal man,
Maybe a pawn in someone's plans
Or a king in a duan
I am lost and I hope to be found
I could be mad but I am pretty sure that I am sound
Some moments I am love and in others i am rage
I am beauty and the beast i am afraid
Though I may run scared it fuels my courage.
I have been blessed with the beauty of a smile but it's a boon i seldom engage
O how I wish for things to be simpler and the self to be humbler,
But when I look into his eyes ....things seem a bit clearer. JJ