Life in the slums…a series of environmental portraits
What should we call it disparity in income, economic inequality or unequal distribution of wealth………..would like to quote Dr. B.R Ambedkar who drafted our constitution:
” We must begin by acknowledging that there is a complete absence of two things in Indian Society. One of these is equality. On the social plane we have an India based on the principles of graded inequality, which means elevation for some and degradation for others. On the economic plane we have a society in which there are some who have immense wealth as against many who live in abject poverty.”
After 70 years of independence can we dare to expect a change…..??
Is poverty a curse or a sin or the absence of care?? Nothing sums it better than these lines from Mother Teresa: “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.”