Ramdey

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Ramdey, approximately 80, lives with her younger son, in Kalyanpuri, in Yamuna Vihar, New Delhi. She has two sons and a daughter all of whom are married. Ramdey’s daughter-in-law works as a domestic help and her son as a tea … Continued

Parsham

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Parsham, 65 from Delhi lives at Ashray Adhikar, a centre for the homeless in Delhi’s Fatehpuri area while his family lives in the village. He works as a laborer and ears Rs.70-80 a day which only covers his food. If … Continued

Surender Mohan Gautam

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Surender Mohan Gautam, 65, from Delhi, is an ex-Army man who is living in Ashray Adhikar, a centre for the homeless. He has four sons, all of whom are government employees and one daughter. All of them are married and … Continued

Akhtari

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“I have four children, but they are dead for me. Me and my husband are staying separately and have no relationship with them.” At 70, Akhtari and her husband have to live on their own. None of their children are supporting … Continued

Idrisha Khatun

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Idrisha has been living with her son since 2009 after the death of her husband. Her son is working as a daily wage labourer in a shoe factory and earns Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 2,500 a month. Whatever he earns … Continued

Noorjahan

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Noorjahan and her husband are staying with their younger unmarried son, while their other three sons are living separately. None of them have any contact with their parents. All of them are either involved in gambling, cheating or other illegal works. Her … Continued

Shafika

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At the age of 65, Shafika and her husband are living separately due to poverty and family compulsion. Her husband is staying with his elder son, while Shafika is staying with the younger son who is recently married and unemployed. … Continued

Mrs Santosh

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‘Just call me Mrs Santosh’ said the lady with prominent sindoor and a mangalsutra to my question. The 42 year old Mrs Santosh is a sex worker from Delhi who wants to hide this fact at any cost from people … Continued

Arvind Vadilal Patel

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‘I am all alone in the world’, Arvind Vadilal Patel told me. ‘My wife died in the Ahmedabad earthquake and my house was destroyed and I have no children– my life in Gujarat came to an end.’ The government gave … Continued

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