Homelessness Paradox

  • Atul Mishra 

Poverty is a disease, child labour is a curse and addiction is a disease and the ultimate victim of all these problems are Homeless people we see around us. India is home to 1.3 billion people yet there are millions homeless. Having no frequent source of income parents force their child into the world of slavery. At the age of playing with bubble blower, they sell it to the kids of the same age because they have a bigger bubble to fill, their stomach.

After earning money few spend it on alcohol and weed and those who save the fair amount of money later buy sheeps, still their days of hardship isn’t over. They have to take the sheeps for grazing in the burning hot sun, they wait there till evening. They sell the little lambs, that’s their source of income. Few homeless work for wealthy cattle farm owners, they feed and milk the cows, they get paid for that.

After few days I found what I was seeing was not everything as I reached where they lived there I saw family, a father loves his son, a neighbourhood where people rejoiced gathering and a society consisting everything.

They themselves were contradicting the idea of being homeless, some wanted their son to do a government job and some were trying to leave alcohol because it was ruining their family and thus proving that Child Labour can be stopped, Addiction can be controlled and the most important of it Poverty is a state of mind.


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