“A blind beggar earns much more than a normal one” said Jamaal Malik in Slumdog Millionaire.
An afternoon trip in the local trains of Mumbai will make you realize that Jamaal Malik is absolutely right.i ha
ve observed it for myself that a beggar with one hand missing, pair oh hands missing etc…passengers
just shoo them away. But if he is a blind beggar then atleast a dozen of them will shell out a rupee to them.
I have still not understood the logic behind this.
And i strongly believe that the beggar
mafia does exist where they pull out peoples eyes and send them for begging!!
(The Maharashtra Govt. has finally initiated a probe into this after a complaint sent by a UK citizen to the PM of India.)