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Of budget, black money and housing

Vivek Kaul

Arun Jaitley’s second budget as finance minister was slightly high on the policy front. One of the things that Jaitley talked about was tackling the black money menace in the country. 1,027 more words


Fingers in the Sand

I wondered if living in the slums makes someone more tough and bitter because life is difficult…

…or simpler and friendlier, because the cares of life are less complicated and everyone adopts the lifestyle of, “You help me, I help you.” 481 more words

Hope for the Children in Kibera

Kibera, the slum which houses nearly 1 million inhabitants, is Kenya’s biggest slum burrowed in the heart of Nairobi city with the river Kibera flowing through it. 800 more words


No. 1180: Raleigh Street, N1

Raleigh Street, London, N1. Photo © Roger Dean 2014

Horrible London – George R. Sims, 1889:

In the early part of the present year I spent some two months in visiting the worst slums of London, and in investigating the condition of the inhabitants. 114 more words

London Photography

still becoming: slums and suburbs

I have this distinct memory of myself when I was a teenager, probably fifteen or sixteen years old. I was sitting on the green couch at my grandmother’s house, flipping through an issue of National Geographic Magazine. 599 more words

Lessons in Learning by Eliya Raza Shamsi and Marriam Khan Kheshgi

A slum dwelling in Gulshan – e – Iqbal Town, hosts Nasim Hanif a maid who is receiving training as a part-time nurse.   Nasim lost Arsalan, one of her four children to Tetanus. 138 more words



If I could choose to be anything or anyone for a whole day, just one,
I’d “hah”, I’d “hum” but I’d live in a 3rd world slum, 99 more words