Sunday, 30 March 2014

The obsencity of displaying ...

Many years ago, I was taking a group of group of village children in the train from villages that came within the sumbergence zone of the Sardar Sarovar dam on Narmada. This was to a protest meeting in Narmada to demand to not be driven out of home and hearth, without any land compensation.

The children were hungry when we got off, money was as always limited. And then when i saw the biscuits stacked up in shiny covers within glass cupboards - i realized the sheer vulgarity of display. When hunger encounters such display of food ... then is sin born.

Do we realize that many eyes that fall on the bakeries and food stalls stacked with food, are hungry eyes of poor children ? It took me this situation to realize the crime of display of wealth, even of food.

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