I sit here at the cobbler’s , on the footpath trying to get the shoe repaired . He offers me a plastic chair to sit on.Sitting here amidst the bustling traffic I feel like a traffic cop.

He now has a gleaming new Hero motor bike.It cost him Rs 90000, Indus Ind bank having financed Rs 60000. He has two kids both studying in the English medium schools .He pays Rs25000 as school fees per year per kid .

Some day they will speak English and do geek jobs.They will not sit street level like their dad ,doing shoe jobs. They will work in work stations in plush offices.

As he talks he mends my shoe .I pay him Rs100.


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