Laid-Off Employees Deep In Debt As Slowdown Hits Tamil Nadu Auto Hub

In Chennai's Ambattur, a hub for tiny auto component manufacturers, machine operator Sahaya Marym was pushed out of her job of 10 years. With no means of income, she had to take a loan from a private money lender at a very high interest rate. Unable to pay off her debt, she has now pledged the little gold that she owned. "I don't know whether to eat, pay rent or more