24 Jun 2022
Growing up in a two-room rental flat with eight or nine other relatives, home to Devi Chandra was a cramped and chaotic place. Her relatives consumed drugs. Strangers often walked in and out of the house to join in the drug-taking and use the toilet. As the “most popular unit” in the block, the police knew about the hotspot and often swooped in for raids. To young Devi, these were a “normal”, even “mundane”, part of her life. The notion of family was incomprehensible to the little girl.
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