Friday, August 20, 2010

बंगलोरे के पथ पर तोड़ती पत्थर



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.

15 comments:

abhishek gupta said...

nice one..

start doing things at ur level..

don't think ki mere akele ke karne se kya hoga...

nd i m sure, we can make a better worlg around us..

JP said...

We can't change the world; but can definitely change our self... :)

Ankesh at Talk said...

@Abhi

yes dude..dats wat .. don't make big plans.. just do small things.. like if can labors to use the basic facility that we use in the office dat would be a gr8 work.. dat can be done if we ask d management to that

Ankesh at Talk said...

@JP

Yes.. Dats d way we shold go about

Uncommon Sense said...

yeh i remember that poem

Mr controversial said...

your concern about that lady is justified but i would say this is life
duniya isi hi hai
yaha kahi parvat hai to kahi khai
aakash ki uchai hai to sagar ki gahrai
kahi sukh hai to kahi dukh
!!!!!
honest with you and with the people i second JP's statement as well

vicious said...

happens everywhere everyday ....

Nishit said...

U will find such people around u every other day...if u really wanna do smthing den start frm lowest level as stated by OSHO in his bottom to up approach...in ur free time u can take d initiative of going places n motivating people to some vocational training run by govt or asking them to attend schools etc else ignore them...solution is wid u

Ankesh at Talk said...

@ Mr. Controversial...
bhai tu ek dum sahi bol raha hai.. difference in classes is huge.. n I believe in JP's view.. but thing is that we should took minimalist step to reduce the gap...

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Ankesh at Talk said...

@Vici..
I don't defer wid u at all.. but some steps do need to be taken.. by ourself beyond government and beyond bureaucracy

Ankesh at Talk said...

@Nishit..

bhai OSHO bahut mahan aadmi tha we are small people n we will take small step.. let see how my small step can make a differnce

vicious said...

good 2 c that young guys like r u r being sensitive towards this !

Ankesh at Talk said...

@ vici

how old r u.. comment to aise kar rah rahi hai jaisa budiya dadi :P

u r also young dude :)

MangoManBunty said...

kaash har koi aisa sochta!