The Digital Journalist
Photo by Miki Alcalde
Raising the living standards of India's poor has been high on the government's agenda since Independence. In a country where roughly one-third of the population subsists on less than US$1 per day, and an estimated 61,000 people are millionaires, it is of no surprise why many impoverished Indians joke about what a great improvement it would be to be reincarnated as a rich man's pet.