Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Mad lady at Kurla station




I was at Kurla Station, had to go somewhere. As I made my way from the first platform to the fifth..she caught my eye. She sat there, hair unkempt,clothes astray, her pallu falling off and the two buttons of her blouse missing. Two naked kids slept at her feet. Her dirty nails combed her long, even dirtier hair and at times she would hit her self and her children. Now it was an attempt in keeping the mosquitoes away or some thing habitual due to her mental condition is something I am not aware of. she was mentally imbalanced, sitting in a corner begging for money, even grabbing the hem of people's clothes for the sake of money. But all they retorted by was shooing her away, as done with a filthy roadside mongrel. I wonder how can people be so heartless.

She was looking around as if waiting for someone to give her some treasure and suddenly she saw me staring at her from a distance. First she extended her hand asking for money and when I didn't reply to her action she started making faces at me. All I could do was look at her and be mesmerized by the innocence on her face and yet was sure she has seen a lot.

The title says "the mad lady on Kurla station", it doesn't refer to her. but me who was transfixed there looking at her and wondering about the miseries and the miracles of life. The portrait she formed was too beautiful and at the same time filled with sad feelings.She was deranged and yet was fighting for her life and her two kids. Who can be saner than that?

All i could do was admire her and click some pictures of her..

There stood the mad lady at Kurla station staring at the sane one..

13 comments:

  1. liked your post mam,really u might have posted some more pics,and life is a hard game and it has so many pains

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  2. Beautifully portrayed:)

    I like your different point of view!

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  3. I like the last bit...very open ended. Nice.

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  4. Why do you always play with words... You are so good at it...

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  5. @pavan thanx a ton..:).. @avi thank u mr agrawal..:) @harshi trust me. the sight was even more sad..:( @niki than a lot my dearest bride to be.:) @key thanx @weteyes awww.. thanx.. :)

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  6. The image attracted me, made me read and the words made me comment. Its rare that a personal blog of a girl holds me for so long. Keep it up

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  7. I READ YOUR POST AND THE COMMENTS THOSE FOLLOWED . I THINK I NEED TO ADD THAT NO ONE CAN CHANGE THEIR PRESENT ,PAST ,AND THE FUTURE IS LIKE AIR. IT IS THEIR BUT , IT IS NOT THERE . THE LADY WILL HAVE TO SUFFER ,HER CHILDREN WILL GO THROUGH THE SAME ,
    AND WHAT WE ARE LEFT WITH , AS A HUMAN IS , WATCH ANOTHER HUMAN LIVE A LIFE OF AN ANIMAL , HELPLESSLY .

    http://rahulneversaid.blogspot.com/2010/07/now-that-i-am-criminal.html

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  8. I hope you gave her some money!:)

    One suggestion: Do use larger fonts or change the background. As an older person, I find it difficult to read the small fonts. ( I am talking about the recent posts).

    about your post: Touching and your observation about who is sane and who is insane is very profound. Good writing.

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  9. @annkur thanks a lot. @rahul i agree to your point.:) @balachandran will follow your advice sir. Thanks for reading my blog.:)

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  10. i was almost about to bash you about calling that lady "mad".. till I read the last paragraph...

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