I noticed familiar faces rushing to their place of work, strangely all on foot which came as a surprise to me. Though they all live in the private lane where we also happen to own a house, I never get to see them because they make themselves invisible with glasses of their oversized cars rolled up and hiding their faces behind the day’s newspaper, probably making use of their commuting time to catch up with the latest news. At times when I delay the time of my walk, I am forced to take extra care in order to avoid the risk of coming under the wheels because of the reckless people behind the wheel, no matter whether these four wheelers are owner or chauffer driven.
I shall probably continue to see them or come across face to face with them and exchange pleasantries in the few seconds we meet because they have no other alternative but to walk down the private lane to reach the main road crossing through the small stretch surrounded by garbage emanating foul smell.
Thanks to the corporation for its efforts to prepare itself in view of a possible downpour during the months ahead .Whether the rain Gods will show mercy on Chennaiites or not, Eldams road looks fit enough for anyone who wishes to go ‘under ground’ with the place all dug up resembling a trench in the war zone!
n.meera raghavendra rao