Pennyanne: Oh, look how his legs are spread!! That poor, exhausted animal! It takes me back to Black Beauty. That is awful! (but a great documentary image, well done).
You can see a woman working in 11/33 image in this series. I bet she'll not get more than 5-6 dollars for cleaning old bricks for a whole day long in temperature around 37-38 C , or may be 2-3 dollars possible. And this in India's capital metro city "New Delhi".
1 US dollar = 50 Indian rupees.
Thanks for your comment. If you're in India, this image would not have any impact on your mind rather than seeing it as a casual snapshot. Yes this is reality of India, influenced by western culture Indian youth is leaving its root from their culture and dreaming always to be a part of western culture, moving to other developed countries, selling their talent for other countries. This is really a bad luck of Indian future, but the youth has no other option, in India political system is very highly corrupted, every resident has to live on his own resources, government only makes their plans to secure a vote bank not to secure country's future. Yes India is a superpower country, but in my view its empowered by natural resources which are very minimally utilized by us. India, which claims to be a powerful country on papers, is actually a very smaller part our country, or the 1st part of India as I said above, the second part which I call real India still lives in darkness, as a vote bank.
I just registered with "dpreview" to leave a reply on your comment. You can see these poor animals working with brick kilns or transporting extremely heavy loads, much more than their capacity, everyday and everywhere in India. In return they get a very lesser food. If this makes a documentary then everything in India makes one. This is a lot less than what really happens and is unseen or neglected in India, a country which lives in two kind of worlds, the one who claims to be a superpower and most economically powerful country of future and the second which holds more than 80% of its people living below poverty line, who every morning dream of getting enough food and a better day than last and ending that day with regrets of living in such a future superpower country.