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Oprah Winfrey's Trip To The Slums Of India

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Wow. This is truly humbling.

Oprah recently visited India for the first time and got to experience the country’s poverty firsthand, which turned out to be a life-changing experience.

In this past Sunday’s episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, Oprah met a family of five in Colaba, who ALL live off of $200 a month…in a cramped 10-foot-by-10-foot room.

Check out the video of Oprah's time with the family (above).

We can't even imagine how they do it.

As we learned from our episode of Lifeclass last night, it's not what's in your hand, but what's in your heart that makes you happy!

This family may be far from wealthy, but they are definitely rich in such a deeper sense of the word!

Be sure to tune in to part two of Oprah's Next Chapter this Sunday, where Oprah visits the Taj Mahal and has a candid conversation with the women of India!!!

So inspiring!

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12 comments to “Oprah Winfrey's Trip To The Slums Of India”

  1. Tricia says – reply to this


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    screw oprah. she's a selfish dirty bitch and thanks to her shoving the criminal we now call a president down our throats…we're ALL going to be living in worse conditions than a 10 x 10 room!



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    wow…it puts everything in my life in perspective. I would love to visit India



  3. 3

    Hard to believe, she had another Life-Changing experience, this must be like nuber 375
    I just feel sorry for that poot family, they had to be that close to her feets
    Those are really, really nasty



  4. 4

    I have a problem with the questions she asked here (at least in this clip, I did not watch the episode). I don’t think she realizes the difference between eastern and western family values as she displayed through her questions. I feel that her questions about whether the marriage was arranged, and if the husband loves the wife and if the wife is happy with the husband and his earnings are just feeding the wrong stereotypes that many people of the western culture have. Eastern cultures are more collectivist and in india the family is held in utmost respect and confidence, especially the husband-wife relationship. I just don’t see how her questioning their marital status has anything to do with educating the viewers on how difficult living in poverty is. If anything the family showed how happy they are and how they are doing the best with what they have. I hope in the rest of that interview she asked more empowering questions or something.



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    I'm sorry to point out the obvious, but in the ranking of poor Indians this family is doing well (did you notice the television?). The poorest in the city live in tin shacks where the children don't go to school, and water doesn't flow on a regulated schedule, nor is there a shared toilet; let alone electricity!…why didn't Oprah interview those people?



  6. 6

    I'm sorry to point out the obvious, but in the ranking of poor Indians this family is doing well (did you notice the television). The poorest in the city live in tin shacks where the children don't go to school, and there is no electricity or shared toilet…why didn't Oprah interview those people?

  7. jakeyplay says – reply to this


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    There are so many things wrong with this I cannot even. My dad travelled to India last year and had to drive through slums to get to his hotel, he described it as a living hell, much much worse then these people. What, the slums are too 'real' for the american audience? Her questions are incredibly insensitive and misguided. And if she gave that family even a fraction of her income to live on the rest of their lives they'd be very comfortable. Do you think she did? I doubt it. $200 a month? That's $200 more then the majority, who live in corrugated tin shacks and rummage through street trash to eat.

  8. Mallory says – reply to this


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    If you want to see someone REALLY doing some good for the children in India, google Lindsay Russo. She is a humanitarian, 25 yrs old, who has taken $250,000 she won on a game show, as well as additional funds from fundraising efforts, and has opened 12 orphanages in the slums for children aged 3-8. It's amazing the journey she's taking those kids on, and deeply impressive. Check out AngelHouse.me for more info!



  9. 9

    …jeezzz….with all her dough, yood think she'd get them dawgs took care of……



  10. 10

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  12. tang says – reply to this


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    unless you are there, making sure, fighting to every step of the way to make sure you can help out, its not going to happen and def having a famous name like oprah on the check def helps get the money where it needs to.
    i like the old oprah, not the corporate oprah, and def would have had a lot more respect and admiration for her had she managed to interview someone from the real slums!!! this is just a poor family, who atleast has fresh painted BRICK WALLs instead of cardboard, or metal sheets stacked or even saris to make their house which is less than 6X6. compared to her 'documentry' , even some fashion blogs by indians or even americans living in india, you get a glimpse into what is the difference between those who live in the slums and the others.