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Urban Poverty the new success mantra

Posted on: February 3, 2009

In India when something win accolade controversy comes free with the package. After slumdog was nominated in Golden Globe awards the people started asking question that how Danny boyle has portrayed the Mumbai and say that this is not the correct picture. As we say in india that “chadte suraj ko sab salam karte hai” but after the golden globe victory and the remarks by Mr Bachhan that the urban poverty not only prevails in developing country but also in developed country became the talking point of 2009.

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Firstly I will be talking about slumdog millionaire after watching the movie I thought that it was a full masala bollywood movie in English. But as I thought it deeper the movie showed the reality of the urban poverty the protagonist Jamal and Salim are the two children typical like slum children are love with two things Cricket and movies. But as the story goes along we see the harsh reality of the begging as the mother of both are killed in riots and they are taken to beg and how the begging racket uses these children to benefit themselves and the connection of mafia with them which was one of the standpoint of the film for me. Recently in on article in a news paper a freelancer journalist belonged to the banking industry  was talking that as we are becoming developed we start using credit rating system against the evaluation by the people in the banks to give the loans so the people which belongs to the slums and low income group parts of the city he belonged to Mumbai taken its example says that 40% of the city belongs to these people which are denied loan request this hampers in two way primarily these people takes loan from indirect places and are charged hefty amounts of interests and as these people are mostly un educated are not able to understand secondly these people when are unable to pay the these loans then they are attracted towards all type of criminal activity. So it hampers the poor in both ways socially and of course financially. In the end as most rich people think that people only try to play games so that they get money and fame but Jamal had other reason for winning was his quest for love.



Secondly couple of months ago a television serial started “Uttran” on Colors channel. It is story of a girl who lives in chawl and when is mother thinks that if she goes to a big bungalow and work their so that she will be able to give a better future to his girl “ichha”  the main character of the serial. As he becomes friendly with the girl of thakur “Tapasiya”and hoe she is trated by the whole family of the thakur and how “ichha” remains happy and dream to become rich one day.

As these are some of the examples by which the people are showing the Urban poverty is a bigger menace and study conducted by an organization says that  40% of the people in India will be living in cities by the year 2021 will be contributing 65% to India’s GDP and it is a high time we should understand the elevation of urban property is not only the problem of the govt but also it is the collective  responsibility of citizen and without the help of us it is impossible to deal with.


2 Responses to "Urban Poverty the new success mantra"

Hey’s gud way to initiate ur thoughts….!![:)]and find something that people don’t aware of technical, economy….!! i would be really appreciate if u would do that……!![:)]
keep writing…….!![:)][:)]

yaa its nice to see i must say

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