Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Mask....



                                              
Ringing the trolley bell , the garbage collector came every day at the same time .

“Keep that dustbin down , don’t hand it over his hands …remember we belong to the upper caste and touching him would be a sin” he said keeping his face buried in the newspaper and repeated the same sentence time and again .

“What harm in touching a man” she thought but couldn’t question her grandpa .

Until one day when the same garbage collector picked up grandpa and admitted him to the hospital , when he was found lying unconscious near the market place .


“Give him that mouth mask kept on your table Shruti , at least it will give him some relief from that stinky dirty garbage he deals with everyday “ he said raising his face from the newspaper a bit .


                          




On this day of letter " M " 






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13 comments:

  1. kindness changes everyone :) good one doc :)

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  2. Thankfully our generation doesn't believe in such nonsense. Maybe some corners do think in a similar fashion but education is changing all that. Lets hope for the best!

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  3. Lol! Reminded me of a few people I know in real life! Only give when you receive attitude! Lovely post!

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  4. It's good that the outlook is changing...Good going with the posts :)

    M for Motherly-Random Thoughts Naba

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  5. I enjoy reading your stories. All of them are so close to reality.:)

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  6. I wonder if the garbage collector hadn't saved his life, grandpa would have remained ignorant all through his life, passing that on to his grandchild too.

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  7. Thought-provoking post! I wish more people get enlightened about caste discrimination. I think it's the worst form of discrimination.

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  8. This is the first time I am coming to your blog and am happy that I made the decision... Yes, things are surely changing and need to pick further momentum. Thanks for sharing this post.

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  9. Glad that grandpa's attitude changed!! Good story with a great message :)

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  10. Society is cruel at times ... I wish like grandpa, the others change their mindset too towards a positive direction :-)

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  11. Ah, the paradigm shift in the grandpa's attitude !! I loved the garbage collector's attitude more, btw :)

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Do scribble down few words ...it motivates :)