A busy road in the city…the sidewalks too, men and women in a hurry to get wherever.
And, here this young man, well-dressed, spiritedly selling towels…switching easily from Tamizh to Hindi to English.
I watched him for a while from a distance. Curious, walked up and engaged him.
Was surprised to learn he worked for a well-known IT firm!
Looked at him quizzingly: Then what was he doing here?
Well, passing by, he had observed this man trying to sell his stuff to people who wouldn’t pause to take their breath…obviously tired from the effort.
Moved by his plight, the young man wanted to do something for him – he offered him some money. The old man was too proud to accept.
So here he is…doing the next best thing he could think of – standing in the place of the old man and selling his wares!