Real street life in India

Shekhar Sahni, 21, ran away from his home in eastern India at the age of 12, ending up in New Delhi,  living at the railway station and becoming a "rag-picker" — scavenging among refuse heaps for recyclables to sell. In his teens he fell into drugs, but has lately kicked the habit and is working at the charity that helped him.
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( Daniel Pepper / For the Times )

Shekhar Sahni, 21, ran away from his home in eastern India at the age of 12, ending up in New Delhi, living at the railway station and becoming a "rag-picker" — scavenging among refuse heaps for recyclables to sell. In his teens he fell into drugs, but has lately kicked the habit and is working at the charity that helped him.

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