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Death Of A Housemaid!

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Almost all of the housemaids who come to your homes for work from the nearby slums of Mumbai have a similar tale to tell. They work very hard throughout the day in different homes to make some monthly pay package. But at the end of the month they get nothing for their comfort. They have to hand it over to their mom-in-laws or husbands. And, their husbands unfailingly spend their hard-earned money on drinks. Most of the husbands do not work at all, so they need the money all the more for their indulgence. The housemaids go on suffering silently and very soon it impacts their health. A deathly pale and skinny maid worked in our place now and then for the last two years. She always looked tired and took a long time to finish her work. From others we knew that she was always sick and visited the government hospital daily to take some booster injections. We also came to know that her in-laws and her husband were very cruel people and not only took her money away but also deprived her

Mumbai...32 Bucks...Happy Living!

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It's indeed time to rejoice and celebrate! Well, don't you know? The authorities have declared a brand new program! As per that if you manage to earn 32 rupees a day...you are rich! Okay, little moderation...you are not poor at least! Now you must be feeling a carefree mood. Just what are you planning to do with new-found richness...sorry not poor! Have your day out! Go for a morning tea. Take a cutting at 4 rupees at the most dilapidated joint. Then plan your breakfast. Go to the same place and have Bada-Pao snack and again a cutting. At the most you will part with only 15 rupees. Now plan your most important meal--lunch. Want to go for a better place and non-veg? But how much you have left? Still 13 rupees? You are best advised to group with other 'rich' mates and have a feast on any street side bowl kitchens. Nothing left for supper? No problem! Most of rich people fast often for making their bodies slimmer and trimmer. What? You are rich, man! Thinking of an