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The Great Indian Poverty






Overcrowded train stations, slums, beggars, thieves, potholes, disparity, hatred, racism, ego driven generation, freezing cold and the great Indian poverty. The rise of hypocrisy, the want for more money, the thugs, the rude capital and the silent majority dwelling, purring, dying, without proper justice…

Writing about love without a valid affair is utter fiction,
Writing about poverty with a full stomach is sheer hypocrisy. India is a poor country but we never admit the very fact of being poor. We see homeless children everywhere begging for money, pestering you every morning but we hardly give them a penny.

We blog to feed every underprivileged children, we cry when we see their videos, we smile when we hear their success stories, we forget, we move on. The tide takes us, we crave for a better tomorrow but the poverty lingers on. There are benevolent souls, there are responsible corporate, there are successful politicians, there are unpublished writers, there’s you, there’s me, there is a whole bunch of people trying to shed the planted dust from the beautiful horizon…

Writers don’t have anything to give, they just have some words, some emotions, they are hardly anyone to change the very world but there’s always a hope inside them to experience a beautiful sunshine. One day they would lean on the hammock and gaze at the clear sky and see no tears falling, poverty would just become a fiction.

There would be blankets for every old man shivering in a cold winter night, there would be schools for every orphan, there would be only love, and there would be no class distinctions. The humanity would rise that day…

I am no social worker, no politician but I crave for a better tomorrow for my country so that we don’t have to move outside, we don’t have to stay away from our loved ones, we don’t have to shed tears in our lonely corner. I have nothing to give, nothing to preach, I just have some words to purge poverty. I hope to see the sunshine one day; I still don’t think that we are living in a poor country…


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18 comments:

  1. very touching post ,a must read post- written with so much concern.great job!

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  2. Your article made me weep.. Truer, royal words have never been penned before! Very deep, Pallav!

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  3. I am with you. I do my bit when ever i can. But i too dream of the impossible. May be one day it shall be true.

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  4. nice post
    very nice indeed

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  5. Very pointed and deep Pallav! Excellent write...... I see poverty all around me every day and it depresses me no end......and I wonder, what it is that is wrong with this nation that it's people starve and life in strife!

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  6. Recognition is half the solution .. once we accept the problem, we will be able to find a solution!

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  7. its so true n so touching pallav...u did justice with this post pallav...we don't live in a poor country.

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  8. That is beautiful post and poverty is often not spoken too much about because it also brings a sense of humiliation especially for a country.

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  9. Honestly I don't have words for the words you have written..."just have some words to purge poverty"
    Beautiful...Heartfelt...

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  10. Roads are a mirror of the society...you go out and the apathy of poor governance is visible all around...Feel helpless at times..The nation has so much potential. We need effective leadership.

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  11. Woh subah kabhi to aayegi,,,,Don;t lose heart.

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  12. Nothing to say except Best post till now..

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  13. never read anything better than this on poverty .."Writing about love without a valid affair is utter fiction,
    Writing about poverty with a full stomach is sheer hypocrisy."..so true

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  14. gap in per capita income in our country is huge...crime, death, and human development index remains below per. brother we have both seen the contrast of living in kaziranga visit "IORA RESORT".....your keywords are awsme.

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  15. very well conceived and written.

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  16. I really think that we shed tears watching their videos, we feel happy listening their success stories and then we forget. Awesome post and bravely written.

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  17. Well written post. May your dream for eradication of poverty in India come true soon.

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  18. Every line portrays the exact feeling i have for the problems we have in our country.Many of us feel helpless on how we could resolve these problem only to stay in brighter side of hope,that one day we will overcome all these problems.

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