Beggars have become digital. Improvisation in times of pandemic.It may sound a bit weird or funny but it's true that now even those begging on streets have adopted technology and have become digital. Begging seems like any another form of business that changed with time to survive.
Yesterday, I went to a nearby temple and there were beggars asking for food and money. I displayed my inability and unwillingness to pay cash, so immediately the beggar asked me to send money using Paytm. I was in complete shock and awe that they have now adopted this way of begging and are confident to ask for Rs.50 and above.
I am astonished with regard to the change in this behaviour. It shows that it is just a business and those who are really needy go to work and earn their living rather than devising new means of begging.