02 Jul '11, 2am

URGENT: How Mumbai Treats Good People | Care2 Causes

URGENT: How Mumbai Treats Good People | Care2 Causes

Written by Trina Talukdar , a community activist in Mumbai, India who is running an NGO where she houses and educates marginalized women “Mumbai is a cruel city,” you’ll always hear them saying that. And perhaps the famous quote from the not-so-famous recent comedy flick, “The Hangover II” applies to Mumbai more than Bangkok– “Mumbai has her now.” I am going to be evicted from my apartment in a month and I have no place to go. Mumbai does not rent out to single men or women, especially not a single woman running an NGO where she houses and educates marginalized women. “Only to be rented to families,” apartment owner after owner tells me. Sometimes I get hopeful, when, after much explaining to them of the good cause and pleading they say they will consider or consult. But then I don’t hear back from them for days, and I know. From Bandra to Borivali… same story. I cannot af...

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