Tag Archives: Slums

The new caste equation

As compared to the earlier caste system which was determined by birth, the present one is defined by material wealth and social status.

Slumdogs and the Millionaires

Slums are the biggest and cheapest vote banks. Minority, caste, regional or the intellectual vote banks come at a price, often a steep one. A slum dweller on the other hand will take a thousand rupees or less and/or a bottle of booze to press the button on the EVM.