If you have a certain perception about slums in India, that would certainly change after you’ve visited the Raghubir Naga slum in New Delhi.
Home to more than 20 million people, the slum is not just an example of struggles but also an example of art in a nutshell.
Though it’s just like every other slum in India, the differentiation spews from its walls. The walls that are a canvas to more than 15 volunteers and their paintbrush.
Over a course of 1 month, Delhi Art Street and their artists have painted these walls to depict nature, religion and life all within its boundaries.
“The aim was to bring some positive change and confidence in the locals, who were usually forgotten by society,” Yogesh Saini, founder of Delhi Art Street told AFP.
Interestingly, the initiative came about at the request of a local parliamentarian who wanted to beautify and transform the area better known for its dirt and foul smell than art.
And clearly, the artists have done a great job with the Rainbow murals.