It was twilight time; I was sitting on a concrete bench beside the shopping mall thinking whether or not to call my dear sister who kept me waiting for past ten minutes and was showing no signs to come any sooner than an hour. I was fuming inside; my regular pair of shoes are in real bad shape, need to buy some designer clothes before my next big presentation this Monday, probably a new watch too… and there she was, still busy in some important meeting with her ugly boss. Ting… “Hey Rhea, looks like its gonna take another 10 mins, you go inside the mall and start looking, I’ll join in a bit”… I don’t know why I make plans with this lady who never appears on time once she is inside the office, I’m going back to home right now, can’t take the same shit all the time!
“Didi… please gimme 20 rupees”… came a low soft voice… I looked around to find a tiny girl who was holding the hand of a even tinier boy; they both looked astonishingly tidy and sophisticated for beggars. [Read more…]