Sharing Reena’s wrap-up and prompt for this week –
Welcome to Week 109!
My thoughts go back to a stark neighbourhood – identical yellow
buildings with numbers painted on them. I enter 109, the building where my
uncle lives. It is a rainy day, trains are stuck on water-logged tracks,
college is closed and I have walked on the tracks to reach there. My cousins
are at home – thanks to the rains. We queue up for tickets to the latest blockbuster,
but no luck – there are so many idlers like us. We decide to spend the
afternoon around the carrom board or card games. I’m wearing borrowed clothes,
as my wet dress is being ironed by my aunt – in an effort to dry it.
Back to the present – what if we had the internet and mobile
phones at that point of time? Where are the wonders of those lost years? The
words crossing my mind…
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