Spare a thought…

We often see vendors like this girl I spotted at the Kanakapura Road/ORR junction, selling large balloons. It could be a variety of (usually Chinese) products: windshield shades, mobile phone charger cords, earbuds, dusters.

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Spare a thought for the hardships these people undergo. Obviously, they want to make an honest living, and not beg at the street corners. They get their goods from an agent, and have to pay him a large part of what they earn. In the process, they eke out a very slender living.

Do, occasionally, buy from them; you can donate the item you bought to someone else if you don’t want it. It will help these people keep their self-respect…and keep body and soul together.

Deepa Mohan
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Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.

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