Preparing For Krishnashtami

Walking past a small workshop in the dusty streets of Kukatpally, India, I stopped to talk to Savitha, who invited me to take a look around her family business. With the festival of Krishnashtami days away, work was in full swing. Despite my obvious love of black and white photography, this set could only be in colour!Krishna4

 

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Moving On

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”  ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.

I was saddened to discover this week that a small slum colony I visited earlier this year in the Indian city of Hyderabad, has now been bulldozed by local developers. The most likely outcome will be that they will just have to move on and find a new piece of wasteland or roadside to occupy.

I’ll be travelling to the city again, ideally this side of Christmas, to work on a project.

Lets hope that these tiny feet will have found a new place to call home and that they’re safe and well.

“It’s the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save it.”
― Frank Warren

The Joy Of Learning

Living in the UK we often take for granted the tax payer funded state education system we have here.  All children are in compulsory education as a matter of law.

Of the tens of  millions of children living in poverty in India, only some are lucky enough to benefit from an education at all and those who don’t, end up wandering the streets or working instead. Thankfully there are many NGO’s and charities that provide an education for children whose families can’t afford the usual fees.

These are happy children grasping the opportunity to go to school, learn and wear their uniforms with pride!

For more information about the MS Foundation school please visit Hyderapals