Archives for June 2009

The Uncommon Heroes “Legends in the Midst”

This article was published in The Times of India Special Report, 25th December 2005. KING UNCLE Drug peddling is a way of life at Tikiapara, a dirty slum in Howrah. Even the children here were not spared - their parents used them to hand out packets of brown sugar to customers. But not any more. For the first time in their lives, these children are learning to smile, thanks to Mamoon uncle, a librarian in a local school till recently. The 32-year-old good Samaritan grew up in the same slum … [Read more...]