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The Elephant Man.
2005-03-09 oochappan

The Elephant Man.

Madurai

The privilege to be poor.

The only insurance you got in India is the family, so if you are expelled from the family you often have to live on the streets by begging.

But that's not always true !
A lot of poor people chose for this kind of life because it is much more easier to survive then building up something that gives you problems all the time: if you have build up a company, immediately friends and all family-members claim their share, you become their insurance for survival and that is often so hard and pulling down that only a few can manage this status of income by closing themselves of from the outer world.

So it is a lot easier to beg !
NOTE: the elephant in front is only 1 meter high, I had to ly down on my belly to get everything in line.


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