Compassion Quarantined

The things our fear and basic selfishness does not allow us to see…

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For many a Holi, along with the colours, the dance and the attendant bonhomie, it is the mesmerizing delicacies of Pyare Lal, that add flavour to the celebrations in our housing society.  It won’t be an exaggeration to say that Pyare has wizardry culinary skills when it comes to dishing out hot Pakodas, juicy Jalebis or spongy Doklas, all gastronomical essentials to complete the festive revelry. And the best of bartender would still have a trick or two to learn from him in the cultivated art of creating the Bang, the intoxicating beverage exclusively concocted for the occasion.  And Pyare does it all, for every Holi, for a nominal fee that is part of his income at this time of the year.

But this Holi, there was little celebration, lesser colours, zero partying and no work for Pyare Lal, courtesy the Covid-19. Kids stayed indoors, Whatsapp hooked the parents with…

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2 thoughts on “Compassion Quarantined

  1. Sha'Tara Post author

    It would amaze me if I didn’t have the inside track or reason for it, how easily the elites have always and continue to, mesmerize and lead the hoi polloi to their own despoliation and downfall… ever and anon.

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