Poverty Porn? Tourists Can Now Experience Mumbai Slum Life at Rs 2280 per Night
Slum Homestay Mumbai (Photo Credits: Facebook)

Poverty and slum being shown in Hollywood movies have become so popular that people actually want to experience it. You can call it stereotypical, but it has already caught the fancy of foreigners. And to add fuel to the fire, new 'slum hotel' offers slum-like experience at just USD 31. You can stay in a room i a slum and live with the available resources.

The hotel was started by slum dweller Ravi Sansi, in the Khar Danda slum in Mumbai. Sansi who owns a building has converted a part of his house into a room with facilities including AC and TV. This part of his house looks quite different from the rest of the house and even the slum. Italian Photographer Alessio Mamo Tries to Showcase India’s Poverty With Fake Food in Front of Real People, Gets Slammed.

Photos posted on Slum Homestay Mumbai's Facebook page shows tiny rooms with freshly painted walls that can barely manage one person. There are also pictures of the family who is hosting the stay. The Facebook post reads, "This is a real experience and so are the pictures, not doctored or only shot from the right angles, but made to give you an honest impression of what your stay will be like."

Here are the pictures of slum homestay in Mumbai:

The thought was proposed by a Dutch worker David Bijil who works with an NGO. Bijil in an AJ+ video said that idea was to provide an extra income to the families and help two types of people meet, who will otherwise not. However, the concept has been criticised as "poverty tourism". Several Twitterati called out the initiative as poverty porn wherein it was exploiting the poor.