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Slum Ignominy

Life is lived in common, but not in community.- Michael Harrington

Around two months back, I was coming from Ernakulum (city in Kerala) by Trivandrum rajdhani express to Hazrat Nizammuddin Station. 415 more words


faces of Kathputli

Kathputli Colony is the world’s largest community of street performers and one of Delhi’s biggest slums. As you can imagine, taking a tour of the buildings was – for lack of a better word – an… 130 more words


Environmental management systems current situation

As part of my course : Global Environmental management, I wrote the following essay to talk about Environmental management systems.
I will talk about the solid waste management In my city Bogotá, Colombia, located in South America. 436 more words


Image Prompt 1 - Slums pt.1

“One more try.” She thought to herself.

Her matted, auburn hair twisted in clusters with the wind over her shoulder. She looked down into the murky reflection below her, all the details of her face and pale skin were washed out by the contaminated ripples that emanated from her big toe each time she lightly plopped it into the filth. 373 more words

Short Stories

Slum Conditions in San Diego

Editor’s note: Some of these photos are extremely graphic as to poor living conditions and while they might seem repetitive, they are from different angles showing the issue. 2,617 more words

Civil Rights

The Face of Poverty

I know, after reading the title of this post you thought I was going to include a picture of a poor starving child… but I refuse to feed… 346 more words

What might Slum Dwellers want from the SDGs?

This blog is drawn from an interview with Jockin Arputham who founded the first national slum dweller federation in India in 1976 and went on to ally this with Mahila Milan, the Indian federation of women slum and pavement dweller savers. 36 more words

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