Watching a remarkable online video documentary by Dai Sugano, a gifted multimedia editor at the San Jose Mercury News, the slums of Mumbai are as bad as they appear in Slumdog Millionaire, the highly acclaimed film which is favored for winning Best Film award at the Oscars tonight.
Sugano documents both the poverty of the slums and the dynamism of the bustling commercial center of India. The video, first published in December and then featured last month on msnbc.com, is one of the most unique videos published by a major newspaper. We reported last month on the decision of msnbc.com to feature Sugano's work.
To see the video in HD, check out this link.
For an up-to-the-minute report on the commercial and high-tech scene in India check out this report from Edward Iwata on Venture Beat.
— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer