Last day, a man came to my house offering his service to sharpen the edges of knifes and scissors…
In this age of ‘use and throw culture’, this was something rare and my mother managed to find a few obsolete kitchen tools for him so that he could earn something to pay for a meal.
A few minutes with him was good enough to learn how tough life could be and how privileged we are…
Last week I went to a harbor construction site near my home.
The beach near the harbor is really beautiful but to reach there we have to cross the dusty construction site with all these heavy trucks and all moving continuously.
I hesitated for a few moments, but saw this family even carrying an infant braving their way through the dust and going to the beach to enjoy a beautiful sunset.
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Dhanushkodi is the tip point of a narrow stretch of land that extends to sea almost connecting Sri Lanka and India.
It was a small fishing town bustling with activity till 1964, when a cyclone hit it so hard that the entire town was wiped off including a train carrying around 100 passengers.
Now it looks like a ghost town with hardly any activity. Let me share a couple of images here, one was an old church and the other is a long abandoned fishing boat.