Saturday, September 20, 2008

Children of the Rooftops

                    Munni with brother Raja on the rooftop of their house,its their 'playground' by default

'Open Spaces' in Mumbai are a rare luxury, more so in the shanties.

In the absence of open spaces and play grounds these children play on the rooftops of their houses.They don't dare go on the crowded streets below so are forced to spend most of their free time here.

There is little  care and concern for the need of play grounds for  children; Housing the ever growing population seems to be the priority with one and all.

Consequently many childhoods in Mumbai are being lost forever by each passing day in this mad quest for ' development '.

                                   Playing with the pigeons

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