Thursday, August 04, 2005

Metropolis on the brink

"I must have passed by a hundred times, my glance skittering away guiltily from the rows of bare backsides lining the street. Men, women and children who have quietly buried their modesty, and walked past that last outpost of human dignity to conduct their most private ritual on a public city road. At Rahul Nagar in Govandi, Mumbai, the only other alternative is to join the snaking queue to the lone municipal toilet, often a two hour wait."

Farah Baria of Indian Express speaks about the Metropolis on the brink