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The little ragpicker

I was walking home from church on a Sunday

Saw a young boy my brother’s age with his sister

Trying to dispose of whatever salvageable refuse he could collect… 314 more words



Livelihood makes someone Rag picker!!
No one thinks to be one,
Sometimes it’s hunger,
Poverty, illiteracy, unskillful,
Livelihood makes someone Rag picker!!
Sometimes it’s destiny, which… 64 more words


A Working Christmas

No, perhaps not a working Christmas for him, because I took this photo a good two weeks after Christmas day. But did this man have the leisure, the inclination, or the wherewithal to celebrate during the festive season? 21 more words


A day in the life of a rag-picker - "Suriya"

Suriya,  9 years old lived with his mom Gauri in the slum area near the Coovum river in Chennai city. Gauri was working as maid in the few houses near the slum and her income was very less that she found it very hard to run the family. 918 more words

Personal Musing

Five Sentence Fiction: A day in the life of a rag picker

Source: http://blogs.ft.com/photo-diary/files/2014/06/pickers.jpg

“Sir! Though our life would seem like torture to you, this is all I have seen growing in a society which didn’t have any luxury so to speak of.” 150 more words