Vote 2020 graphic
Everything you need to know about and expect during
the most important election of our lifetimes

The Remains Of The Day

Illustration for article titled The Remains Of The Day

[Mumbai, May 20. Image via Getty]

Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire's child star Rubina Ali stands in front of her demolished shanty in Mumbai on May 21, 2009. The ramshackle home of nine-year-old Rubina Ali was one of about 25 properties near train tracks in the Gareeb Nagar slum in central Mumbai that was torn down. Rubina played the young Latika, the main female character in the Oscar-winning film. More than half of Mumbai's estimated 18 million residents live in either designated slums or illegal shanties. Many of them are next to sewers which overflow during heavy rains. But Mumbai city's municipal authorities readily admit that they can do little to stop the makeshift homes being rebuilt because of the city's acute housing shortage. AFP PHOTO/Sajjad HUSSAIN (Photo credit should read SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images)


Share This Story

Get our newsletter


Why are you always hating on India, Jezebel! Do you have a problem with India! You have posted bad things about India before. Isn't once enough?!

Now really, all the crazy on a stick, as the good Dutch proverb goes, the movie folks do have an obligation to these kids and their families. And just setting up a fund for college doesn't cut it, because the way things are going, these kids might never even go to college. At least buy the families a simple house a place where it won't get demolished!