Photographer's Note

this is the first time i met santosh (right) and naseeb. santosh is 8, while naseeb is 11.
i met them when i got out of the train at one of the smaller stations to take a walk.
they both had been sent by their parents to clean the compartments of the train to earn a few rupees. they shuttle up and down on trains between selected stations the whole day, collecting at the most 30-40 rupees. they don't goto school, they smoke cigarettes, ganja, chew tobacco and do lot of other things as well.
when i asked them why they did it , i was told told that it helped them when they felt thirsty.

anybody has any idea about this?? i don't smoke so don't know if what i was told is true.

they were in the train for another 3-4 hours and were on their way home. on the way i met lots of kids who do the same. they know each other and have demarcated their territories.

p.s. just for the information:
"santosh" means "satisfied"
and "naseeb" means "destiny"

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