Remember those darling child actors from "Slumdog Millionaire" who the studio paraded around ad-nauseum in the run-up to the Oscars? Silly me, I figured that the huge financial success of the film would have trickled down to the young actors allowing them to move to Hollywood, or at least relocated to a nice little apartment instead of the shanty they called home.
Wrong. And surprise, their slum just got demolished and they are now homeless.
Perhaps the reality of this event--in contrast to the fantasy of the film--will provide India and the world some time to reflect on the nature of these slums, and suggest a just way to address them.