jan 28th, 2012 CEi have seen the pathetic condition of roma in italy with my own eyes. there are old roma women on the streets of rome who prostrate themselves, begging for loose change. and they look distinctly indian. and these are the people, especially the vatican types, who lecture us about caste.http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-picture-that-shames-italy-873743.html by the way, there are plenty of bangladeshi vendors hanging around the coliseum and so forth. so if you see subcontinentals, they are bangladeshis. i bought a small trinket -- a paperweight with a laser inscribed 3-d coliseum inside a transparent resin cube -- from them using my poor hindi to bargain them down from 5 euro to 3.