Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The good, the bad, and the constructive

One day in Mumbai, three pictures:

I went to the roof of the apartment to have a good look at the surrounding neighborhoods, and there I saw a teenage boy quietly soothing his little brother, I thought it was such a sweet sight.  Throughout my trip in India, I often see older children caring for the younger ones, something we are not use to seeing in the west.

I went inside the neighborhood slum for a look and I saw some improvement projects going on.

I was hanging on to the door of an opposite train just like these guys when I took this shot.  If you look carefully, you'll see in the middle of all that garbage is a guy taking a dump.  A minute after this picture was taken, a little girl somehow made it between the two trains to poop as well.  I was utterly shocked at the state of the train station.