If you have a problem, fix it. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing. - Ernest Hemingway

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Every evening

We have moved into our new flat a week ago. Every evening after sunset, these bright lights get switched on automatically. They are not turned off until at least 11 in the night. Although mercifully, they aren't seen burning during the day.
As I look out at the dark sky from our balcony, I don't see any stars. The blanket of dust and automobile exhaust that envelops the city does not allow stars to peep into our lives. And the dusty landscape is dominated by this torn billboard without a message lit up by three monster lights.
Is it symbolic? Does this pointless sign represent India today, where a colossal amount of energy and other resources are wasted on rubbish?
Bengaluru / 08 June 2016

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