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Hudsonite Jeff Zais stands near one of the buildings that surrounds the Taj Mahal in Agra, India. Photo submitted

Mumbai similar to scenes in 'Slumdog' movie

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Hudsonite Jeff Zais recently returned from India and said the scenes in Mumbai appear very similar to those in the Oscar-winning movie "Slumdog Millionaire."

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"We would see the children begging in the streets, and the city is filled with slums," Zais said. "A survey in 2001 showed that 48.88 percent of the population in Mumbai lives in slums. Ironically, more than 72 percent of the people living in the slums are literate."

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