Tag: futures

October 3, 2017 / / Story

It was half past four in the evening and the hours-long drizzle had almost stopped. A 7-year-old boy, Somesh (Somu) was coming back from bus stop to home with his mother, Suneeta. In the usual school attire, a T-shirt and half pant, walking on the road and striking pebbles coming in his path. Every time he did that, mother scolded him with words like this: “Somu, Agar is baar bhi juta fat gaya na to Papa naya nhi leke denge!!” (“If the shoes get torn again, your father is not going to buy a new one”). Somu replied (in low tone) with a cute smile, “this time it won’t happen”, and again kicked some more stones.