Mumbai: Meena and her grandchildren
Meena has been a street dweller for a couple of years now. When she was a child, her mother left the family, and they began living on the streets. Her father, however, ensured that she got a decent education. Meena now lives with her husband Rustom, son and three grandchildren on Chowpatty Beach. A hawker and the sole breadwinner of the family, she ensures her grandchildren go to school. But as schools close because of the pandemic, and with no access to online learning, Meena has taken it upon herself to educate her grandchildren. She sits with them for a couple of hours every evening, without fail, and teaches them as much as she knows.