The film " Slumdog Millionaire" currently showing in cinemas around the world has garnered 8 Oscars in the Academy Awards for 2009. I have not seen the movie yet but some family members have. They tell me it certainly deserves the Oscars accolades. But most would not know about the "real slumdog millionaires" in Mumbai and other cities of India. Watch the 2 videos of a natural, cute, humble, incredible and most amazing kid who can speak more than a dozen foreign languages...learning them all on the street where he sells peacock feathers. He has never had the privilege of attending school. His only survival mechanism that has borne him well is that he must sell to survive. And to do that, he has learnt to speak Italian, French, Russian, German, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, English...etc., all on his own !
Our kids in school maybe struggling with Cl2, ML2 and TL2...even with the best teachers and resources and support. What is their struggle compared to this kid named Ravi ?
Watch the video and you may want to make a trip to the "Hanging Gardens" in Mumbai to see this kid in action.
Unk Dicko is impressed beyond words!