Monday 3 October 2022

Picture Post # 79: Home

'Because things don’t appear to be the known thing; they aren’t what they seemed to be
neither will they become what they might appear to become.'


Posted by Priyanka Gupta *


Slum Dweller in Bangalore. Photo by Priyanka Gupta
Slums fill Bangalore city. Most of the people staying in them are construction workers who set up temporary abodes near the construction area. Sometimes you will see the slum dwellers going on with their regular activities out on the road. What option do they have?

The scene seems so complete and wholesome with the little girl child happily enjoying her play time in the toy car while watching her mother cook. But if I would have to cook on the street on a temporary earthen chulha every day, I would pull my hair out. Or would I?

* Priyanka Gupta, a former investment banker, writes about alternative ways of living, learning, and exploring. Read more about her at On My Canvas.

1 comment:

Thomas O. Scarborough said...

A thought provoking post. I too looked up Bangalore. The photo seems to bring the whole problematic of the city to life.

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