A day in the life of a child laborer

A shirtless boy sells flowers on the streets. A bespectacled kid focuses on the embroidery he sets into place. A chai-wala delivers drinks to working men. A preteen cracks jokes with his uncle in an auto shop. A ragpicker gets chased away the trashcan next to a VIP's residence. These are the scenes that crept …

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Child labor and Sanjiv

I'm sitting on my mattress writing an essay about child laborers. Three feet in front of me, a child laborer colors on a piece of paper. The coloring is probably little Alisha's1 best intellectual stimulation in days. To my left, Sanjiv is hammering away at Peregrine's purse, fixing a strap that's been broken for months. He …

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