Deserted streets, save for some stray dogs, a few old hangers-on, and of course in the inner lanes or gullies, kids playing cricket! Holidays? Bandhs? Nope, its Indore’s first total curfew since 1984 (Indira Gandhi’s assassination – but that was all over India)
Friends of ours in the police inform us that its a purely political issue, some stone-throwing by miscreants escalating into a “communal” riot situation. And so its been the past three days. But that’s not the news I wanted to share.
The news is that my DSN course has continued uninterrupted despite the tense situation. Not a single participant missing, they come in early when curfew is relaxed in the morning for an hour, and go home smiiling at day’s end during an evening respite in the curfew. Its amazing to see a hundred people, absolutely unperturbed, v focussed, sincere in their purpose to make a difference to the society they live in. What a pleasure to teach this joyful group of “yes” minds!
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