It was not even a minute since I got off at the Dhanbad railway station and the whiff of Coal in the air was overbearing. No wonder it is called the Coal Capital of India with almost 110 official coal mines in the region. Incidentally Dhanbad-Jharia region is said to be one of the most polluted areas of the world.
So after long trip to Asansol and back to base-Dhanbad, I requested my cab driver to take me around to get a glimpse of one the these coal mines.
I am no expert on Coal mining and its social, political, environmental or economical effects. But i managed to do some primary reading and got some revealing insights. And I can tell you there is more to Dhanbad than the movie ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ and the slang.
All those who would like to know more please follow the following link http://sanhati.com/excerpted/3798/
It’s an investigative report and all the rights and thoughts of content are of the owners of the given website. I do not share any affinity to the third-party content on this above link.
And yes, for all the fans of ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, Wasseypur is for real !