If you do not live in Bangalore, you might not be familiar with this phenomenon. Women come begging near cars in traffic signals, carrrying babies and also an empty feeding bottle. I have never understood why they carry the feeding bottle, which is empty and so dirty too. The women also have unkempt hair, dirty dresses and a perpetual look of self-pity, on-the-verge-of-tears look.
What makes me write this post is, I have noticed something very strange. The babies that they are carrying never cry!!! The babies would either be sleeping or staring ahead with a dazed look. I am sure that these babies don’t belong to the ladies; the way they carry the babies is proof enough for that. I am also thinking if they drug the babies before bringing them, or borrowing them from somewhere.
Someday, I have to go after one of these ladies and see where they go, and what they do with the babies at the end of the day. My heart-felt request to everybody is – Please don’t give anything to these people. Let them not make their kids, or somebody else’s kids as means to earn money. PLEASE DON’T ENCOURAGE THIS PRACTISE.