The new slave dynasty in South Asia?

“Writer Arundhati Roy said in an interview last week that at least India’s growing middle class was reared on a diet of radical consumerism and aggressive greed.

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  1. The pictures brought tears in my eyes Raza…..what a shame can we wear more than one suite?can we we eat more than one stomachful of food then why this greed ?i dont have answer do you?

  2. To me, these pictures show a breakdown in community, and a further push towards a capitalist caste system. As an American, sadly, I can say that I’ve seen these situations before. Are there any homeless shelters set up to feed the poor and hungry in India?

  3. its an ans to the question “are there any homeless shelters set up to feed the poor and hungry in India?:As an Indian I think i must give this answer Yes there are many shelters mostly run by private organisations and ngo’s.lots are there to be done.it is not the question of feeding and sheltering the poor ,it is to empower them otherwise we will make a generation of beggers.i think it is better to teach them to fish and not giving a piece of fish in their hands.What do the other readers feel?We have our share of problems in this side of the world and it is all same problem ……human one and not alien….. we can do a lot if we join hands coz world is a global village now.

  4. India must forget its dream of being a superpower if most of its people can’t live with reasonable dignity.

  5. I agree with you, Priya. Being self-reliant is the only way to grow away from disparity, and co-dependence leads to addiction. We, as a community, should empower others in need.

    And in regards to a global village, isn’t it beautiful to share our thoughts here from around the world?

  6. Homelessness and poverty are not unique to Asia. I have lived in the West and I have seen much worse.Poverty is a GLOBAL problem and putting up homeles shelters isnt anywhere near solving the problem.I think we have to stop and question ourselves how much (wealth and materialism) is too much? And Mayank, being considered a superpower unfortunately has absolutely nothing do with how 90% of the population live, it is all about politics.For people in the slums across the world, the term superpower has no relevance or meaning. It does not give them their daily bread or ease the harsh realities of their lives.


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