Hanna IngberApril 26, 2010 05:29Updated May 30, 2010 12:28
Editor's note: The names of the teenagers in this article have been changed to protect their identities.
MUMBAI, India — Three teenage girls pull up chairs and form a semi-circle around me. Sabeena, whose pigtails and wide eyes make her look younger than her 15 years, carries a bowl of grapes and offers them to me. No, no, I tell her, I’m fine. “Take one,” she insists. I oblige.
Her friend, Amrita, also 15, tells me she is in her last year of high school. How long have you lived at this orphanage, I ask.