Bandra Bazar The Garbage Queen of the Suburbs, originally uploaded by firoze shakir photographerno1.
Indians love throwing garbage anywhere and everywhere it is inborn instinctive and part of our quintessential ethos , everybody competes with everybody in throwing garbage on the roads outside their houses and any place where garbage can be left.
The people that eat fish, will throw the fish insides and the prawn shells outside on the road , and the stench wont leave you , sanitary pads condom you name it they throw it including egg shells even baby's shit.
I knew a friend in Colaba who had a swimming pool in his building and they would throw sanitary pads in it..and I am not making this up.
So in Bandra the landmark to good living is the garbage outside your house, there is no escaping this at all.
And pictures dont lie , they tell the story of man in the most honest way.
And mind you I am not talking about slums where people live below the poverty line I talk of Bandra The Garbage Queen of the Slums.
And it makes me laugh when the local politicians supply trash bins to the buildings.. what they should supply instead of bins is some AKKAL common civic sense, simply wasting the tax payers money on bins that are stolen by the drug addicts..
So this is Bandra where I live and where everyone throws their garbage on the streets ..
Yes we are Indians and throwing garbage in the neighbors backyard is our indisputable civic right ..we share everything with our neighbors without keeping anything back.
All in all this is about the garbage situation in Bandra West.