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Small incidences leave their mark

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PART 1

     We recently shifted to a new residence. After adjusting to a new surrounding, after finding a maid for the housework,a few months later, one fine day our maid came up to my mother and said, "Tai, mi udya pasun 10 divas nahi yenar, hi mulgi kam karel toparyant majhya jagi" (ma'm I won't come for 10 days, till then this girl will work in my place).. the 'girl' was a 12-14 yr old.. Along with her she had brought her 7 yr old sister..

Now, everyday these two young girls would come and do the housework. Whenever I was around I used to watch them, these girls (the 14 yr old barely 6 yrs younger to me) had the determination to succeed in whatever they did. I insisted always that the younger one shouldn't work, she was way too small! Child labour is illegal!

I used to see both of them eyeing me, my clothes, my books, and I used to feel bad. The younger one especially was so sharp at grasping things and was very observant and quick. I could imagine that …

Government vs Ramdeo...

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News channels, newspapers hoardings, protests..everything is buzzing with how baba ramdeo protested & how the government reacted.... after the ghastly incident which occured yesterday night, when baba & his followers, who were protesting in a non-violent, peaceful way, were attacked by 5 thousand policemen(or gundas???) ,who lathicharged heartlessly on baba & his followers, not sparing women or children....

Now I have certain questions in my mind... 1. When baba had obtained permission for his protest, then why on earth did the government do what they did? 2. why did they go there in the middle of the night? are they such big cowards? I guess they knew that if they had manhandled baba & his followers in daylight, they wouldn't have been successful 3. If our government can plan such horrible events properly, if they have the capability to do that,then why on earth cant they  plan more better & fruitful things like the country's delevepment, feeding the poor &…