Plus, restrictions on cooperative banks over exchange of scrapped notes hurt Sonagachi’s cash-only economy.The pile of condoms, the bank’s employees said, indicated a slump in business.This thesis theorises the resources which enable such community organisation to work.Participation, empowerment and conscientisation are understood, not through a logic of quantity which creates linear dimensions, but through a logic of concrete qualities.

His eyes sparkle when he talks about his mother who works as a daily wage labourer now.

And, he is not from Mohun Bagan or East Bengal, but the Manchester United football club! sixteen year old Rajiv Roy is one of several teenagers selected from across the country to train at the Manchester United football club in England this summer.

Roy was spotted by the Man-U trainers at an all India talent hunt programme last year and is all set to leave for England next month to train with their U-21 team.

Son of a sex worker, Rajiv grew up in the city's red light district and began playing barefoot on the streets before being spotted by his trainer Biswajit Majumdar."We were selecting few youngsters for Durbar academy from the red light area for a football tournament.

It was two years back I came to know about Rajiv and saw that he had massive potential.

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