A Forgotten Childhood

Wrote this for the College Web Magazine! 🙂

Footnotes

As a whole generation of children grows up on the streets of Mumbai, it’s time to ask why we allow that to happen.

Text and Photos by Shreya Sachan

Main toh Superman, Salman ka fan . . .” sings ten-year-old Raghuveer, or aspiring ‘Krrish’, as he begins his story about his home – a slice of pavement near St. Andrews’ Church in Bandra West. When he grows up he wants “to save people and live in a house like the one Salman Khan lives in.” Rahul, an 11-year old who lives on the famous Bandstand, is proud of sharing his name with the screen-name of Shahrukh Khan but at the same time he doesn’t want to associate with it when he grows up and becomes a “big man”. He wants to be an engineer and make Lamborghinis.

These are just two of the many dreams that the children on…

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