As Much As It Shocks Everybody, The Reality Is That Slavery Still Exists In India

On July 11, India woke up to an unbelievable picture in the Times of India – a picture of 80-year-old Kasi, begging at the feet of officials who came to rescue him and 41 others from bonded labour. Twitterati reacted in disdain, wondering whether bonded labour still existed. Others tweeted with the hashtag #SlaveryExists. As much as it … More As Much As It Shocks Everybody, The Reality Is That Slavery Still Exists In India

Death of dreams

There is a point in the second half of the recent blockbuster Gully Boy, when the protagonist’s father tells him that his circumstances don’t allow him to dream. I immediately connected it with my conversation with a rescued bonded labourer a few years ago. His vacant eyes had flickered momentarily, outraged by my question. He … More Death of dreams