Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Make no one wait...

Many of us work really hard, stretch working hours. We all want to value our job more than anything in life. Career, money, status. In process we miss out many things like family, friends & many more things.

I too belong to that group of people who always say “I have no leaves” If I have to attend some weddings or some function at home.

My sister had a medical problem where she was at home under medication, I used to visit home every month and stay for a week. My sister always wanted me to take a break for few months and be with her at home. I always said, “Oh!!that is not possible, I may fall back in this competitive world. That discussion went on for 1 year, finally I won. I continued my job and kept visiting home bimonthly.

Later my sister became bed ridden and I was there with her but unless watching her suffering I could not do anything.

And today she is no more with us, even if I think of spending time with her I could not.

I wish, If I have taken break and spent time with my sister, at least I would have had some memorable moments with her and today I may not have this regret in my heart.

Don't make people wait, because they can wait for you.

You never know you may not have people when you really want to be with them..

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Slums - Through the lens

Improper sanitation
 poor quality of drinking water
unlivable housing
Unhygenic living conditions
poor economic status
 gender inequality
domestic violence, 
child labour, crimes 

All these prevail in the slums of any city .Slums in urban India symbolise both hope and despair

Nearly one in every six urban Indian residents lives in a slum, newly released Census data shows. Roughly 1.37 crore households, or 17.4% of urban Indian households lived in a slum in 2011.38 % of the slum households are in 46 Million Plus Cities. 45% of the slum households live in one room.

Many schemes/programs, crores of rupees is being spent in improving and arresting the future growth of slums, but still slums remain as slums.

Many authorities assume/think there is no solution and it is never easy to arrest slums hence they ignore slums.

So?? Are we purposefully ignoring the problem???
 Here I present few Random clicks in slums

Kids help their mom to fill water

Post-lunch chit chat

Little girl putting all her energy to fill the bucket

Just posing for picture

A housewife washing clothes on the road

An old man  in a dilapidated house

A ray hope-will any scheme change my fate?

Lady making bangles

No photographs please- A lady washing clothes in front of house

Jardosi work

A puzzled old man, cooking his food