More than 400 million people are living below or at the limit of poverty in India. Traveling in India on local buses and ferry’s opens a glimpse into daily life. 

“Can anyone really live on Rs. 26 a day, the income of the officially poor in rural India? Two youngsters try it out.” Barefoot – The other side of life in THE HINDU.

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