Saturday, December 03, 2005

The Flute Beggar

I was using the metro train service the other day. As usual, there were beggars and hawkers on the train. This particular day it was different. A blind beggar boarded the train and began to play the flute. He had a small vessel around his wrist into which people could drop their money. He played some movie hit songs like a pro. People loved it. This poor guy was earning his bread. Soon his vessel was getting filled with coins. People walked upto him to drop their spare change. Just then to disturb the wonderful music, somebody's mobile phone rang. People looked around in disgust....including me. Clearly the flute beggar was getting disturbed. He played couple of notes, stopped, a sign of clarity on his face, then he put his hand in his old shirt pocket to pull out his mobile phone.

3 Comments:

At 6:43 AM, Anonymous S.L.Aishwariya Laxmi said...

Wow! Manoj...is that really true? It sounds like a story with a twist in the tale, something written perhaps by O.Henry.

But yea, these days beggars have a lot more money than one might think.

Did you go for the play Hayavadhana the other day? I went for the blogger's meet...

 
At 1:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

True story. Infact 2 hours later i was on the train again..and he entered again but with an accomplice on drums! I am sure he was talking to him earlier on.

No i couldnt make it to the play. I nearly got killed by some of the cast members for not being there. But i just couldnt. And same with the bloggers meet. How did that go? Did you like the play?
-manoj

 
At 6:51 AM, Blogger Saraansh said...

YOU DIDNT GO FOR HAYAVADANA?? How the hell are you still alive??

 

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