To the memory of Rajen who died today morning in Kanjurmarg
I got this disturbing mail from R today morning:
There was an accident in Kanjur this morning. There was a crowd at the station, and I could smell blood. I caught a glimpse of a body lying. The person apparently was trying to get into a running train and slipped and fell off. There was noticeable indifference among all people around,
obviously used to these things ... I have been very disturbed since morning.
Their deaths are unremarkable events. Newspapers which routinely report the latest shenanigans of Hollywood sleaze-bags on their front page don't even mention the passing of 4,000 humans as they struggle to survive. Once in a while a particularly gruesome death is reported in the third page of a rag such as Midday.
A train began to move ... As the engine picked up speed, he ran to keep up, then his bad leg crumpled and he made a misstep: he was pulled from the platform, thrown before the wheels. What can I say? He was taken before his time.