Making a living


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Rajini Vaidyanathan looks at making a living on the streets of Mumbai

Script to introduce the film

Mumbai in India is one of the largest cities in the world.

In this film BBC News reporter Rajini Vaidyanathan takes to the street of Mumbai to find out about the various services on offer there.

From shoe repair to ear cleaning, Rajini finds there are lots of ways to make a living in Mumbai.

Show film and use the discussion prompts afterwards.

Could you imagine working as an ear cleaner or a barber from a street stall?

Would you get your ears cleaned on the streets?

Why do you think that these businesses are by side of the road, rather than in a shop?

Are any of the services shown in the film availiable where you live?

What kind of street stalls are there in your town?

What do you parents do for a living? Do you think they would like any of the jobs shown in the film?

The barber in the film mentions that he would like his children to follow in his footseps. Do you think you would like to make a living in the same way as your parents?

What would you like to do for a living when you're older?

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