Jenny May 29, 2013

In Bombay, working on a story about the street outside India’s largest cancer hospital. Hundreds of patients from rural & far-away parts of the country sleep on the pavement while receiving treatment. These low-income (sometimes zero-income) patients get to see the doctor for free, but finding a place to sleep in between visits is hard. The girl on the picture is someone I bumped into on a street nearby: she’s not a patient but one of Bombay’s millions who start each morning from scratch and spend the day finding something to eat and ways to provide for herself and her family. No words were really exchanged since we had no common spoken language, but sometimes talking is so overrated.