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Why India's elderly are moving to retirement homes

5 July 2013 Last updated at 06:46 BST

Indians are known to value family ties and, traditionally, parents expect to spend their later years with their children and grandchildren.

But that's changing with a growing number of Indian senior citizens breaking away from traditional family values and choosing to live separately from their children. For some that has created a new business opportunity. Shalu Yadav reports from Bangalore.