[Photostory] Childhood Memories Are Being Weaved By Many Youngsters In This Dumping Ground Of Delhi

The Logical Indian Delhi

September 20th, 2016 / 10:53 AM

Originally Published on: Hindustan Times | Photojournalist: Ravi Choudhary

Delhi′s Ghazipur landfill site is a ticking garbage bomb. But for the children in the neighbourhood, it is a mine of interesting finds. Photojournalist Ravi Choudhary showcases their search for clothes, trinkets, broken toys and junk jewellery on a mountain of waste.

Sahana (above) loves to dance. She makes ₹2,000-3,000 every month to contribute to her family′s meagre income. “I rummage through waste to find any valuable items. I found these blue bangles here,” says Sahana, who quit school after Class 4.


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Hussein, 9, a Class 5 student at a government school, plays with a discarded teddy bear that he found in a pile of garbage at Ghazipur. It is one of his few prized possessions.


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Shahadat worships Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan. He lives with his family of seven in a shack on the boundary of the landfill. He found a pair of denims, colourful shirt and tinted sunglasses here. He styled his look on his Bollywood idol.


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Sabir may not know football legends Messi or Ronaldo, but this ball that he found here stoked his interest in the sport. Many years ago he visited the dumpyard for the first time with his cousins. “After that I started coming here every day. Now I work here along with my mother,” says the 10-year-old, who has four siblings.


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His friend Nazir′s father is an addict. “My mother works at the illegal industrial units while I come here. I enjoy working here. Especially the games I play with the others,” the 14-year-old Bengal native says.Problems like asthma, cough, chest congestion, shortness of breath are common among people in the nearby colonies of Ghazipur as clean air is a luxury. Atop the garbage mountain, it is ground zero.


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