Money doesn’t make someone superior. Many people attach these kinds of prerequisites to respect someone. There really doesn’t need to be one.
The taxi-driver is lower than the chauffeur but higher than the tempo-driver or the auto-driver. The bus-driver is a curiosity, brazening his way past everyone through sheer might. You and I can attain driver caste if we make our friends sit in the back seat of our cars.
Zero garbage — pinch my arm, somebody, for I must be dreaming. But I cannot be if I’ve received a wake-up call, as have you all, from the doughty villagers who rose up as one man and stopped us ‘cityzens’ from polluting their homes. I salute them
C.K. Meena is a columnist in The Hindu, one of India´s biggest news papers. She was my teacher when I took up a certificate course in Journalism and we soon became friends. We keep in touch and she sends me her features by email. Her writing is a real piece of Bangalore and makes me … [Read more…]