GALORE OF DISPARITY!

Plenty in poverty
Poverty in plenty
Common in the society
Created by man or Divinity?

Palace like houses on one side
Slums on the other side
Limousines on one side
Hand pulled ricks on the other side
Sky scrappers on one side
Huts of mud on the other side
Common in the society
Created by man or Divinity?

Medinovas and Apollos on one side
Phcs sans Doctors and medicines on the other side
PGs and Phds. on one side
Thumb impressions on the other side
Common in the society
Created by man or Divinity!

Bharath made PSLV-CI carrying overhead
Launching IRS-ID on one side
Scavengercarrying overhead
Human excreta on the otherside
Schools and colleges with high-tech
Libs and Labs on the one side
Schools and colleges sans roofs
Teachers and taught, benches and desks on the other side
Common in the society
Created by man or Divinity?

Galore of disparity
Dividing humanity
Perpetuating adversity
Hampering prosperity
Breeding inequality.

Let’s
Bridge the gap through fraternity
Thro’ sacrifices and sincerity
Forget poverty and live in prosperity
Ensure equality and improve life’s quality!

(These are the thoughts that tormented  me after my visit to Kolkatta to receive my Michel Madusudan Dutta Award in 1997)

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