Agence France-PresseFebruary 9, 2013 23:45
The youngsters from India's best-known slum spin, twist and flip their bodies to the hip hop beat -- but don't call them breakdancers. And definitely not slumdogs.
These are the SlumGods, who want to show there is more to life in a Mumbai shantytown than poverty, squalor and trying to escape -- even if the hit film "Slumdog Millionaire" suggested otherwise.
"When we heard the name we didn't like it. Why slumdogs?" asked 20-year-old Akash Dhangar, known as B-boy Akku, who co-founded the crew of "breakers", graffiti artists, DJs and rappers.