I had boarded volvo bus for office as usual and the bus stopped at a traffic signal. Nothing was different that morning, it was routine as usual and i was staring out of the window but what I saw was more common and usual than I can imagine. I saw a lady labor standing beside a tree, looking all around her as if she was counting the staring eyes at her. She waited for few minutes till she realized there were minimum voyeuristic eyes on her. She sat down beside the tree doing her best to cover her "इज्जत" under the the 6 meter cloth, she bend her neck down to make herself believe the illusion that no eyes were on her and did what she should have done in closed walls in a better world of her.
it's not just that she didn't have the access to the basic necessity but it's is a mock on the society, the nation and the so called economically thriving India. And it is even more shameful in the city which is supposed to be India's answer to the world's best technologically sound cities and in a state in which, few months back, the entire cabinet was making all the noise for the investment that they have attracted. Watching her devoid of the basic humanity, images of a poem "तोड़ती पत्थर" written by our renowned Hindi poet Nirala filmed in front of eyes as if mocking me. He had penned that poem, highlighting the abjection a lady labor go through everyday, ages back when India did not even knew what economic success means, since then we have come long ahead but few things are as it was way back then.
Who is responsible and what should be done? if we again start this cliche debate it would be biggest loss of our morality. So who all are in a position to do something, please take a step forward and do something. I am not asking anyone to start a revolution just do what least you can do that would be a great achievement.