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.