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Sundown In Exile

Old-age homes for Asians boom in England as piety dies

Sundown In Exile
Sundown In Exile
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GROW old along with the old. The best is over, but actually it's not so bad in one of those homes we thought were only for White people who grew old and unwanted. One after another, now 'homes' are coming up in Britain for the Indian elderly. Thousands of Indian parents have been sent to these homes, and the waiting lists are lengthening with time.

Pratapbhai has forgotten his age, he has almost forgotten his two sons and daughters who live in London. One of them last came to visit him two months ago. He has not seen two of his children in years. There are other parents in the same home in Leicester, about 100 miles north of London, whom no one visits. A nursing home built on a road named Asha Marg in Leicester provides plenty of parking space for families visiting parents. It's a lot of wasted space. A couple of cars or so on  weekends is all that comes.

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