Friday, July 3, 2009

HUMANITY?? HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

I delibrately wanted to write this one as, this incident is urging my mind & heart since yesterday. I live in an wellknown apartment at a most happening place,Indira Nagar Bangalore. Almost thr r 50 houses in this apartment. Everyday an old woman of age around 70 comes to almost every house here and sells leafy vegetables like Spinach, Drumstick leaves, coriander, curry leaves etc. Anything tats good for health n home delivered is always a good charm for us. So, she was a regulator visitor. Recently a new association was formed in the apartment n thy threw many new rules. This old woman, is welknwn to me cas, she knws only tamil n we r tamilians too. So, she spends lil time at my home either talking to me or to my mom, telling us abt her own life. I knw how poor she is and i respect her hardwork, so wenever I see her anywere, how much ever i get in hand, like either 20, 50 or 100 bucks, i give her. I keep this as a habit. She too happily accepts it as she alwys treats me as her granddaughter n pampers me. She often worries abt my health, (Corporate late works) n brings some good spl green vegetables for me to have. So,it was a kinda loving relation we had between us. But recently she stopped coming to our house n cudnt find her anywere in the apartment too. Yesterday morning, while on my way to office, I found her sitting along the roadside. Was happy to see her back again cas, my mind was thinking something else abt her. Wen, i asked abt her absence,she immediately started weeping n told me tat, its our apartment association officials who told her not to come hereafter. ""Thy said, I should not use d lift to sell vegetables, for which the residents have to d pay electricity bill along with their house maintanence. So,thy told me if I want to sell my things I shud use the staircase. If not,tat wud be the last day for me to enter into the apartment.U tell me, how can I climb all the 7 floors. Now my income is completely gone. Am sick n my son is not taking care of me as i cudnot give him a penny for past a week. Dono y still God is letting me stay in this ugly world??."" Hearing all these just hurted me very badly. I gave sum money for her to get medicines and left for d office. Afterall I knw i cannot do anything in this. But tat disturbed me a lot. Cursed God for d lack of humanity even amidst well educated people. Rules can be rules.. But tat shud not stand b4 humanity. Our apartment kids use theses lifts for playing hide n seek n to go up n down just for fun. Tats just a moment of happiness for the children.But for this old woman its her life , its her bread… Y don these people understand this..Cant we pay a mere amount as common electricity bill for others to let them live in this world??? How narrow we humans are. ???

17 comments:

Prabhu G said...

Hai Janani, u should fight!!
there is always something we can do in any given situation.
No Battle can be Won without a Trying!!
Go to the next association meeting and tell those dump ppl how mean they have been. If you feel that u can't do that. then just take a print of what you have written and take photocopy of the same (may be a 100). And give it to all those ppl who come to the association meeting.
If you don't win its ok but u as a person will always know that u stood up for a cause and that u are Just not another helpless human being.

i wish i could have mailed u this, maybe next time i will try, don't forget to mail me the outcome :)
my id is prabhuug@gmail.com

Good Luck!! And i hope you make the difference by standing up, for the Love u have for her!!

Sujay said...

my heart always empathizes for such acts...such moments does let us know ver v stand too...people shud change!

Avin said...
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Avin said...

Poignant indeed.Lets not get vociferous over this issue which has to be handled smartly.No matter how many photocopies you take of anything its gonna end up in the bin making few trees cut for no purpose.
Play it smart and cool. Get to know the most influential person in the association. Talk it out with her or him and see if you can convince that person.If you can succeed in that then your job is half done.

Prabhu G said...

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Chindu's biography said...

Hi.. After almost a week waiting i have got an appreciable reply from the association. Last sunday, i actually submitted a letter askin d association to let her inside the appartment to do her work n i got it signed from many residents(almost 17). Now, today at the association meeting thy said, she can come here thrice in a week.. (Mon wed n friday). Hope this will be highly helpfull to her. This evening, am going to meet n inform her abt this. Hope everything goes well. N thanks a lot for all frnds, who gave me good responses n cheered me up to speak out againsts, unfair things. :)

Prabhu G said...

Bravo!! U just proved yourself again the Fear in you. Now this is the purest of all energies, treasure this incident through out your life, for this will be your fuel to fight all Evil!!

You Made my day. And this is a Wonderful B' Day Wish from God!!

A Battle Well Fought!! God Bless!!

Chindu's biography said...

Hey Prabhu, Thanks a lot!! Ur Bday today?, then WISH U MANY MANY MORE HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY!! :)

Prabhu G said...

Thanks a Lot, Janani!!
My B'Day was yterday but the party still continues!! :)

Prabhu G said...

Hai, i forgot to ask about your meeting with the granny, how happy was she??

Avin said...

You did a commendable job. Kudos and i am glad that i stumbled upon your blog the day i did :)

Chindu's biography said...

@Avin: Thank u

@Prabhu: yeah, she was damn happy wen i told her abt this. n now she is happily learning her living by her own.

manu said...

hats off to u for helpin tat poor lady .........i understand world has turned so narrow n ppl are so busy with their lives........i see tis everywhr........tis shud b changed....hats off lady:-)ur blog is tooooo good:-)

Sarjun said...

Before reading the comments section I was about to type "naanum unnai pol oruvan"!! But now I say you are different!

Sammy said...

"ஏழைக்கு இறங்கிரவன் கடவுளுக்கு கடன் கொடுக்கிறான்..."

translated as.
""He who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD.... ""
from Bible.

keepup the good work. thanks for sharing.

-335E