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Shared Poetry: Rag-Picker

Last week, I participated in a prompt challenge in a site called Blogger’s Paradise. They had the amazing idea of two bloggers co-writing a story/poem in response to a prompt and they (the participants) had to do it alternately with a partner. 248 more words

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Al Jazeera| Delhi's dilemma: What to do with its tonnes of waste?

Mountains of waste are dumped in open spaces where children can often be seen picking through the sometimes toxic material.

With Delhi’s population more than doubling since 1990, the city’s waste management infrastructure has been stretched beyond its limit. 226 more words

Japanese Ragpickers Duel With Sharp Kitchen Knives (1955)

Madera Tribune, Number 262, 16 February 1955

An account of a duel between “ragpickers” in Tokyo, from the Madera (California) Tribune, February 16, 1955.

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1950s Japan