Walk through a poor rural or urban landscape and the vista seems to repeat itself unchanged. But delve deeper and differences appear. One robust finding from India is that poor Muslim children have a much better survival rate than poor Hindu children – childhood mortality is about one-fifth lower among Muslims. 627 more words
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As a child, I loved trains. Travelling by train was my idea of heaven. Running through the length of the train- the darkened and cold ac compartments, the overcrowded 3rd class compartments, the friends we would make on the train, the sea of humanity, the changing scenery and so on. 86 more words
Slums in Bombay are an excellent example of the growing inequalities, financial and social. My analysis is located in attempts to highlighting the asymmetry of information, disintegration of the individual in a social settings, and most importantly financial exclusions of people in the slums… 1,014 more words
Thousands of squatters have started moving out of an abandoned skyscraper in Venezuela, dubbed the world’s tallest shanty-town.
Soldiers in Caracas have started moving out the more than 1,150 families living in the 45-storey ‘Tower of David’, which was taken over by squatters in the 1990s. 323 more words