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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.
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