Hi friends, this is my first photo on mumbaidailysnapshot.
I clicked this one from the auto yesterday, when this boy came asking for some money or food.
Mom and I usually carry biscuit or wafer packets to give the children who beg on streets, but we never give them any money. We also make sure we open the pack a little so that they cannot resell it.
These children have a tough life, and buy 'Gutkha' - (Wikipedia meaning - a sweetened mixture of chewing tobacco, betel nut and palm nut) for Rs. 1 or 2 instead of food. Mom has even seen a little boy go to a cigarette and pan shop, and exchange the Rs.2 biscuit pack for a Rs. 1 'Gutkha' pack. So opening the pack is important so that we are sure we gave snacks and not gutkha.
I feel very bad for them and want to do something for these children. When I see them, I feel blessed to have such a nice home, family and school.
I hope you like my post. Please come back on next Sunday to see my Mumbai Weekend Snapshot.