Thursday, December 14, 2006
Pulling down the shirt
In an excellent interview by Sonia Faleiro, Jockin Arputham says that the most painful aspect of his poverty was:
The nakedness. For the first three years that I was in Bombay, I would walk with my hands pulling down my shirt. Because the back of my pants didn’t exist. There were two big holes. Even now sometimes, unconsciously, I walk pulling down my shirt.Read the full thing, Arputham has some fascinating things to say on a difficult (and important) subject: our slums.