Photo Essay – The 99 Percent, Around Town
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
The Delhi government works hard to make the city’s homeless invisible. In the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the wretched of the roadsides were pushed behind giant hoardings so that foreign athletes could not get a wrong impression of our World Class City.
But the homeless continue to be everywhere: at traffic lights, under flyovers, on pavements, in subways.
Having so many homeless people is horrible. To hide them, or to pretend that they don’t exist, is sinful. Here are the Delhiwallas who have turned our streets into their bedrooms.
The night has just started
Blame the bankers
Good morning, honey
Just a shadow
Not just garbage
Stretch the legs