I was walking towards Marine Drive today. It was 8:30 pm. Along the sidewalk, there’s a Tanishq store – a huge jewellery selling outlet. One of the showcases was fitted with white light that fell on the floor. This made a spotlight of a small boy who was sprawled below with a note book and a picture book from which he was copying letters. A few feet away, two more children were intoning numbers loudly with their own notebooks in front of them.
2.9 kms from that scene, the Victoria Terminus (VT) was lit up magnificently to mark the day of Indian Independence.
There’s still have a long way to go before India is really free.
But yes, street lights are still free. And so is will power.