When you are out and about in the markets of India, don’t be put off by those who come and approach you and offer you to polish your shoes. Its part and parcel of the Indian experience! You might feel a little intimidated about the situation but these shoe polishers (or shoe shiners or boot polishers – whatever you like to call them) are actually trying to make a living. They are not begging or trying to con you, they are simply offering a service which you will not get anywhere in the western world.
India is one of the most fascinating countries in the world, with a culture of its own that you cannot truly comprehend unless you walk barefoot on one of its well-known Ashrams, wander the streets of Mumbai, and get to … Read more