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An Indian Village

Posted on: December 5, 2012

village

Cow dung cakes on mud walls
Scantily clad young boys in gay abandon
A woman engrossed in her field
Bundle preparation of produce
Sheep grazing idly
Some cows lazing around
Few of them working in the fields
Their masters’ in tandem
Producing food for babus
Ducks swimming around in placid pond
Hundred yards away a train whizzes past
Bullock cart and bicycles
Modes of transport for miles around.

In the evenings, a gathering
Merrymaking
To forget the insecurities of a wretched existence
Life of abject penury
Coexisting with urban affluence
A stone throw away
Ministerial rhetoric of electricity, phone and Internet hub
Dusky, skinny bare bodies
Defecate and bathe in the open
Caught between idyllic and frightening
The real rural India?

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