Sunday, February 27, 2011

Where are we moving towards?

Two recent happenings make me think so...

1) I had been to a temple and there was a puja going on..I was standing behind the last row as I was about to leave. All chairs were occupied with people waiting for the puja to begin. An elderly couple holding hands together for support were escorted by one of the volunteers and they were finding it difficult to stand. Can you believe none of the women/children seated in the first couple of rows wanted to part with their seat..Finally the volunteer left and the couple stood in one corner helplessly. It was of no use if they got a seat in the later rows as they would be unable to view the puja. After some time, one teenager got up and her mother offered that seat to the couple, they refused to sit there..Who would?

2) We were standing outside a shop waiting for an auto to go home. A small boy of Punch's age and height came up to us and showed some colouring books @Rs 20 each. He just said BEES RUPAYA (20 Rs) and showed the books. Its really sad that children are made to earn money at this age.

2 comments:

Uma said...

1) This happens even in public transport, hospitals, railway stations... sigh!
2) I feel terrible about this ... and feel even more terrible that I am not able to do anything about this...

Anything & Everything said...

Hi! TP,I am here for the 2nd time, this happens so very often, I try & do whatever is possibly possible for me & believe the happiness that I get is unmatchable