Thursday Blog 16.1.14

The world just the way IT is to Sharmishtha Basu

We are living in a society in which actual needy persons are thriving alongside those who wear this cloak to meet their daily expenses or greed.

I had a habit of giving money to beggars, a habit that is hard to shake off, but the stories that pop up once in a while in newspapers, about beggars who were carrying millions of rupee with them when their corpses were recovered leaves one in a state of confusion.

Whether those currency bills I fished out and handed over to a person because he had a seriously sick family member actually went to a chemist for medicine bill payment or were spent in buying rations for an unemployed man’s house (This one is alright) or was wasted on drugs or liquors.

Sometimes I suffer from these dilemmas, since a couple of months a young guy shows up at my doorstep, sometimes rings…

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