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Find The Boots

Rantings from a few corporate types about life, technology, travel, guns, politics, and everything good in the world.

Indian Beggers

Friday, August 04, 2006

Anyone who has been to India has seen the beggars. They're everywhere. At first I felt guilty for not doing anything for them, but my driver explained that many of them are in a "gang" and the money you give isn't really going to them. They even give them cell phones so they can track them and optimize their placement in real time.

I saw a report on CNN World in my hotel room that confirmed that story. Indian gangs are forcing amputations on beggars. This is just absolutely heartbreaking and disgusting.

So rather than hiding a few boots and giving donations to the beggars, help the economy (and not the gangs) by tipping generously for good service.

   

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