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These Daredevils Are Painting India's High-Rises With No Net

Chandran Nair | Posted 02.24.2016 | World
Chandran Nair

Avid Kumar runs a four-person business painting the exteriors of high-rise towers in Kolkata, the capital of India's West Bengal state. His first job was carrying live chickens to a market on a bicycle, but as the rising popularity of Western-style supermarkets cut demand at the market, he switched to painting. His biggest worry is getting paid on time.

Kolkata

Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq. | Posted 12.26.2012 | Impact
Nikki Johnson-Huston, Esq.

Kolkata was a crowded and rainy city, but definitely felt like the cultural and literary center of India.