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My place to beg at Spencer Plaza
2002-01-15 oochappan

My place to beg at Spencer Plaza


One of the first thing to do when you arrive, was getting money. So up to Chennai.
There are a lot of handicapped people always visible in the street.
Time to take a rest and sit down with him, talking and sharing some food : polio had hit him.

There are many polio-handicapped people like him as result of fake polio-vacinations.
Although there are even more people with hidden handicaps, in fact, who is without ...
and he is not different from us because his handicap happens to be visable,
at least handicappped people are not hidden here from society,
reminding others how lucky they are with their abilities.

He was a very fine man to talk with and I felt proud to meet him.
Hopely you notice the difference between beggars and beggars,
don't turn always your head away ... ashamed to look in a mirror of society ...

Lately they installed a 24h self-banking, even a train-reservation facility in Mamallapuram,
so I didn't see him anymore, maybe you did ?

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carol j. phipps20-Oct-2006 18:03
Dynamic portrait! Vote.
oochappan23-Apr-2006 22:53
Thanks Jeantte, I hope he was still looking well ... ?
Jeantte from Sweden 23-Apr-2006 20:32
Hello! I visited Chennai feb 2006 and i just want you to know that this man sat at the same spot as when you were there. I just wanted you to know that. =)