Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Traffic Signal

The group of men, women and children at the Vashi Station traffic signal are regulars here. They make a daily living by begging. Most of them beg for money. The parents encourage the children to beg, as many people are empathetic towards children begging on the streets.
I carry a few packs of glucose biscuits when I'm out shopping, and give them to the children. After seeing the movie
Traffic Signal, I got to know about beggar mafia so I hesitate to help these beggars with money.

What do you think of them?

Traffic Signal by Madhur Bhandarkar is a must watch for those who want to know about the unseen and unspoken reality of life in Mumbai. Posted by Picasa


  1. you are doing absolutely the correct thing...
    i wholeheartedly agree with your view!

  2. Begging is not legal here and they are arrested if caught. I have seen them all over though and some are not pleasant to encounter.

    I like your photograph as well as your handouts in lieu of money.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Brookville Daily Photo

  3. same here in the philippines lots of beggars in the street,on the road outside of mall and over pass they are everywhere though some are genuine some are under a beggar mafia. but whenever i saw young kids and ask anything from me i cnt help but give them without a second thought.


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