[thechat] The youth today...

Madhu Menon webguru at vsnl.net
Mon Dec 2 11:56:00 CST 2002

At 11:18 PM 02-12-02, Erika Meyer wrote:
>I have heard people tell stories of beggars on the street in India
>holding dead or dying children in their arms.

Don't believe everything you hear, especially from foreign tourists who are
shocked by what they apparently see.

It's usually a con game. Begging is a fairly profitable business in the
large cities here, and the "dying" child is usually an accomplice in the
con. Ahem.

Heck, it's all run like a Mafia operation here. I kid you not.



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