But in this one afternoon in Mumbai we came across many scenes of what can only be called roving bands of kids. They were playing cricket in dirt lots. They were throwing stones. They were playing tag. They were running around without watchful adults immediately in sight.
Well, the first thing that struck me was the smell of diesel , but the sight of children by themselves was not far behind.
Here's a photo I took of children going to school my first morning in Delhi. Note that they are walking to school by themselves. No watchful adult shepherding them along.