Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Bangalore Traffic Light

Green Amber Red
FreeAds AutoMags Sir
For you to browse through classifieds
Real estate - a house in the suburbs
(Away from the city's pollution?)
Your next automobile
(Sure, this one is no longer a status symbol)

You wait for the boy to hand you your change
As the light changes from
Red Amber Green


arvindh said...

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Suji said...

I often wonder when I see these kids at the traffic lights selling magazines and paperbacks, that they probably don't know how to read them. They should be in school learning to read....
October 29, 2006 7:05 PM
arvindh said...
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October 29, 2006 9:13 PM
arvindh said...

That is right. They shd be at school. Poor young boys who risk so much to be at traffic junctions trying to make a living. All that exhaust smoke would definitely get to them eventually. Very sad.
October 29, 2006 9:15 PM
himavant said...

arvindh, great to see you make a come-back after one year vacuum in this blog. i enjoy your writing. i need to write more about my surroundings, i find it easier to write feelings / simple feeling i feel. i share with you my poetry blog. cheers!
October 30, 2006 5:07 PM
anitha shalini said...

Hi Aravindhan - you have a wonderful way with words. Your article on 65B is wonderfully yet simplistically written. We have met briefly..I am Leo's wife Anitha. Leo introduced me to your art work last night and I was very very impressed, but I just saw your write ups and had to comment right away -Great work - keep going.
October 31, 2006 7:47 AM
meghjanmi said...

Isn't there a new rule now abolishing child labour or is it only for Tamilnadu?
Anyways,these kids surely ought to be taken off the roads..
btw,the verse is simple and elegant..kudos:)
October 31, 2006 2:05 PM
bess said...

It's fascinating to read what memories your text brings to mind for your readers. Thanks for sharing.
November 01, 2006 5:37 AM
Anonymous said...

I second Suji, poor kids.

@MJ, Rules exists, but when we ask the question whether it is followed? the clear answer we get is NO! Arent rules meant to be broken??
December 08, 2006 8:00 PM

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