Today evening’s bus journey made me do so much serious thinking that I am writing a third post on it! When I was in the midst of my serious thinking about life and memories, a group of 3-4 small kids laughing, giggling, waving their hands and shouting tata, Bye to all of us in the bus caught my attention. I smiled back in reply to their Byes when I experienced yet another what I call Swades moment (moments which makes you go through what Mohan Bhargav/Sharukh goes through in the scene in Swades where he buys the water from a poor boy selling it in the station and drinks it). Those kids, clad in torn clothes, were standing outside what were obviously their homes – small huts. A wave of questions passed through my mind – Imagine what we were doing when we were of the age of those kids. Will these kids go to school? Here I am enjoying myself, listening to music, sitting comfortably inside the bus. What about those kids? How will they manage to live in their houses when it’s raining heavily? Will they ever get to live in real homes? So many unanswered questions! Those kids unaware of any worry in life continued waving with innocent joy and happiness on their faces even as my mind tried seeking answers to these unanswered questions.
I guess I have done enough of serious thinking for a day. Don’t you agree? 🙂