Sunday, April 17, 2011

Coexistence - 77 Fiction

Note:- 77 Fiction infers to fictional writings bounded to a maximum of 77 words.
Coexistence

 
Raju, a 8 year old boy, lives in one of the worst chronic drought  areas of south India.
Needless to say that poverty and migrated father pushed him into child labour.

Everyday,  he has to follow a herd of  cows, though he is not the shepherd.

His duty is to collect cow dung, secretly.

His sister and mother help him at home.

For survival, his entire family depends on undigested jowar grains, found in the cow dung, everyday.




8 comments:

nikhy said...

Ironic !!!!!!

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Nikky

I wd say Pathetic and brutal

BK Chowla, said...

It is only through people like you that real India will be known to those who are living in world of make belief.

Mahesh Kalaal said...

@ Chowla Sir...

Thanks a lot for the encouragement and the pat.

Nethra said...

That's really sad. It's very hard to believe that such things really happen.

Roshmi Sinha said...

Yes... and all the while white ants and rats are fattening themselves.

Blasphemous Aesthete said...

Damn! It's too hurting even to imagine.

copernicus baisa said...

what we have to do for them ?