Posts Tagged ‘thirst’


May 15, 2017

I thirst…
Not for love, money or
Even happiness.
I thirst for water
To quench the parched earth
To bring green to the brown
To bring fresh hope to those
Who raise crops and food for us.
I need water
To fill the pots
Of each slum-dweller
Who puts her (it’s never a he)
Vessel in a long line of colours,
Waiting to drink, wash and live.
I have had enough of grishma ritu.
I want varsha…not just the odd shower
Or thunderstorm, but a steady,
Cloudy, drumming season
That will replenish the depleted
Plateau,that we live on
And call home.


Construction Workers…

June 17, 2007

I took these pictures of construction workers and their families on a construction site…

Here are


The card players

Happiness doesn’t require an i-Pod or video games…as usual, there is one little boy, who is either tagging along, or whose parents have asked these youngsters to mind him; he is not included in the group, but looks on from the periphery.

and this is



I was caught by the intentness with which the other children are watching the little girl drink the water.

Well, after that, I saw them enjoying themselves with fireworks:

construction workers with fireworks

Lovely…childhood is full of small joys! The lady’s face if full of happiness, too, as she processes the vegetables for the evening meal….