Saumya Roy is a journalist and social entrepreneur based in Mumbai, India. She is the author of “Castaway Mountain: Love and Loss Among the Waste Pickers of Mumbai,” released in September.
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The Life and Death of Landfills
Upon closer inspection, I realized that the sparkles were in fact castaway shiny things: Crushed wash basins and tiles, porcelain that had outlived its purpose and was thrown into a mounting heap of junk so that it may die and, hopefully, in its next incarnation, find a new purpose.