Wednesday, September 10, 2008

West is best?

Poverty in America is harder to digest because of the opulence of the surroundings that frame it. The contrast is starker and more disturbing even for an Indian, who is used to seeing beggars and vagrants at every nook and corner back home. I'd say, in the west, you stand a better chance of not going hungry if you were a pigeon at a tourist spot.

1 comment:

Dilip Muralidaran said...

yes, beggars are everywhere in every country. However india is probably one of the only place few places where 20 of them surround you and demand and wail for money and do not accept food/clothing or any other assistance. when we can have unions for begging, who can beat us?