Running for a living
An article in the BBC about the marathoner Budhia has this revelation:
Budhia had been sold by his poverty-stricken mother to a man for 800 rupees. Mr Das summoned the man who had bought Budhia and paid him his money back.
Clearly, poverty drives people to desperation. But a society that allows this to happen, that a person actually pays money to buy a human being, in the 21st century speaks volumes about its moral bankruptcy.