Inequality & poverty

Aranya Natural & Athulya at Srishti Welfare Centre in Munnar

Posted on April 20, 2020 by Toothpicker

Before visiting Munnar, I was not aware of the health issues related to tea plantation workers in India. Often foreign media would focus on the working conditions of garment factory workers, yet the problems related to tea plantation workers (primarily female) are largely ignored. Although they are not stuck inside cramped factories [...]

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Dharavi - the largest slum in Mumbai

Posted on April 5, 2019 by Toothpicker

The foot bridge to Dharavi 
Inequality is increasingly becoming a global issue, but it is more apparent in rich cities like Mumbai - the world's 12th richest city. According to the statistics from 2016, about 55% of the city's population lives in slums, or areas of extreme poverty that lack the basics such [...]

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Summer walks: The new battle of Hastings

Posted on June 30, 2013 by Toothpicker

The historical town of Hastings and its rather quiet seaside fairground
I visited Hastings about 10 years ago to see the the historical site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. This time, I joined a walking group and visited the town for the first time. Like many other British seaside towns, the glory [...]

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