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Great Longroute 2010-04-09 10:13

A fine photo Biswaroop,

really well composed and which faces a very embarassing issue.
When I went to India I was appalled by the number of beggars, most of them even with mutilations or serious desease... but at the same time when I used to go around by myself I was harassed by their insinstence. What can you do? They are too many and you can't feed them all... I remember the first time I gave a coin to a child - immediately I was surrounded by dozens of them asking their share....
Here the situation is different, the lady is old (and alone) and I can see she entered into an envinroment where beggars are not welcome... the second photo in the ws shows it well... I'm like you, I'd never give money to people who can work, but old and ill people need respect and sympathy. Look in the face and eyes of the person and let your heart act.
I really appreciate this work and your rising this issue. I've met so many people who went to India and saw nothing!
TFS,
Donato

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Old 04-09-2010, 07:30 PM
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Hello Donato,

Thanks a lot for your very thoughtful comment. I agree - people should respond according to the situation; otherwise, beggars can quickly get out of hand. It almost seems as if begging is a problem that neither has a solution nor wishes to be solve itself.

Cheers,
biswaroop
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