Mariappa, a resident of Silicon City, who lives a few minutes away from the city’s glittering high street, leads a challenging life. He is a pit worker in Bengaluru, eking out a living from the repulsive job of manually cleaning the gutters of the high tech city. His entire family does pit work. Mariappa rues, “My body stinks.” He adds that many pit workers, several of whom live in the heart of the city, have got diseases and have even died due to their work. Even though manual scavenging has been legally banned, it is still practised in Bengaluru. In…Read more
Articles by Varsha Rajamani
Varsha R is currently in Third Year, BA (Journalism and Mass Communication) College of Journalism and Mass Communication (CJMC), Dayananda Sagar University (DSU), Bengaluru. She has taken Reporting as an elective and enjoys reporting on civic issues in Silicon City. Her interests are reading, singing and re-doing home interiors with style.