The Desire for a Better Life

The Desire for a Better Life

The desire for a better life for our children is a powerful motivation for all of us, regardless of our status in life. For the poor and marginalised, it is Hope. That our children will not endure what we did.That our children will be able to help their children do homework without having to generate their own electricity.


This photograph speaks so many things to me. Of Hope. Of perseverance. Of innovation in a land where the Government has consistently failed to look after the needs of the port and marginalised for 60+ years since the country won independence from an imperial coloniser that raped the country and her people, taking them from the world’s richest to one of the poorest.

It is only over the last couple of years since Narendra Modi and his BJP came to power at the Center that the focus and efforts have changed. Hopefully in a few years time photos like this will be history, fading into sepia tones and relegated to the museums and newspaper archives.

My hats off to this couple and their dreams for their children. May the Gods smile upon them all.

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