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beggarsThe streets are¬†littered with beggars. The sight is not pretty. It is not just Calcutta. There are other slums like the notorious Smokey Mountain in Manila. They are everywhere if you care to look. In the streets of prosperous nations too. Los Angeles – New York, Sydney, London, Paris. You see them there although they may be not as ugly and obvious as in some parts of third world countries. But they are there, sometimes hidden from sight because people have become apathetic and immune to them. At some point in life, you asked and screamed at God at the abject moral travesty of man. Why – God? ¬†Then a voice whispered from the bowels of your deep —- Read the rest of this entry »

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One World, Two Lives

indexSome say the world is so unfair. It is true if you look around and compare how different people live their lives even though they are in the same place. Why are the rich so rich, and the poor so poor? Why is there so much injustice? Is it just because they are each born in a different family? Where you are born and the parentage makes a world of difference in a person’s life. It just doesn’t sound fair. Read the rest of this entry »

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No Longer A Slumdog

indexHave you ever seen the award-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire? If you haven’t yet, you should. I can’t think of anything that had made me sad like certain scenes in this movie have.

In the film, you see the harvesting of street children by a deceitful, greedy pimp. His bottom line is to get them to beg and collect money for him. He even turns some into sex slaves! Read the rest of this entry »

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