The Golden Quadrilateral Highway project is one of India's largest and most ambitious infrastructure projects ever. It was started in the mid-1990's and the plan is for it to be finished by 2007. It will connect the four major cities of India together with a super highway; New Delhi, Kolkata (Calcutta), Mumbai (Bombay) and Chennai (Madras). This project is a metaphor for how India is entering the 21st century and modernizing itself to be a dominant player in the global economy.
Villagers in Vadhav celebrate the Ganpati Festival to the Lord Ganesh. This small village in the Pen district is slated to be acquired by Reliance Corporation as an Special Economic Zone (SEZ). If this plan goes through more than 45,000 families in this rural area of rice farmers and subsistence fishermen will lost their land and livelihood.