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... spirit, cheap rent, access to schools, hospitals, shops, and religious places all located in the slum itself...why would they want to leave? And that is why they choose to stay. As Siddih said, these are not poor people. They work hard, pay taxes and bills, they have a roof over their heads, and they do not beg on the streets. They are happy with what they have and they are not greedy. So why is living in a slum a bad thing? The answer is, it's ...
Hi Everyone.. This my 1st attempt to writing... But I never ever did anything even close to what I did in the last week . I took a trip of lifetime " Cycling Mumbai~Goa"
Why I decided to do this
Like one of the locals we met who put it Just the right way " Kashala jeevala tras detat?"
And we burst out laughing & still smile when I remember this..
until about 4 months back, I would have said the ...
... day, we caught up with our good friend Vickash and then hopped on a train to Hampi, which would be very different to Mumbai!
Nestled deep in the hills of central Karnataka, the small village of Hampi has been attracting backpackers for years. Sitting beside a river on a floodplain, with huge piles of boulders strewn up the hills on either side, Hampi is the site of an ancient fortified hindu city. Footsore travellers park up here for weeks at a time, ...
... go back to their farms and use the money that they earned to support their family.
Having said all that, I have to say that the work and the living conditions in the commercial area is pretty horrendous. But I also have to say that they recycle everything form glass, aluminum, plastic, metal, etc. You name it they recycle it. Absolutely fascinating to see.
They either break things down and prepare them for re-manufacture or they ...
... process from selection to pick up. Here is how it worked; I stood in front of a counter, behind which were four or five young men, all dressed alike. As I tried to explain just what I was after, they started removing shirts from their plastic packaging and laying them out on the counter for me to inspect. The must have unpacked 25 shirts for me to inspect! Once I made my selection, they now had to find and unpack the correct size and help me try it ...