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" Man Begging in Red Fort....New Delhi". Artist : Cesar Conde
" Man Begging in Red Fort....New Delhi "
Ink on Paper. framed
5"w x 6"h
2008

The cruelties of poverty. There's an underground operation for thousands of beggars in India. Many are crippled deliberately to incite pity from passersby. Some are blinded. Babies drugged as small children carry them around begging. I can't help but think whether this beautiful man sitting by the red fort had fallen victim in the mouth of greed, where poverty is exploited and abused. His left hand missing. With these thoughts in mind, I can't help but think, "I'm still the lucky one".