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High Density Population Adds To The Woes Of Pollution In Delhi Slums During Winter

From the pollution capital of the world, a tale of intertwined yet divergent lives of slum dwellers in Delhi

Unseen menace

It is a grey November afternoon. Sudha Kum­ari is sitting on her haunches needling drawstrings into pants, perched right outside her one-room home at the end of a steep flight of stairs, in Delhi’s Sanjay Colony.

Inside, her husband sleeps on the only cot in the room lit with a solitary bulb. Her two child­ren sit crouched on the floor. Beside her is her mother-in-­law. The blue wall is lined with she­lves full of steel utensils on one side and clothes on the other.

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