The importance of being there

“The saddest part about this whole thing,” said Karthik Ranganathan, “was that I was the only outsider there.”  He was talking about an incident in the Ejipura neighborhood, whose residents belonged to the “Economically Weaker Sections” or “EWS.”  In short, it was a slum.  It was a place that hundreds of people called home.  And when their homes were about to be demolished for the sake of a shopping mall, the people cried foul.  Did anyone listen? Continue reading