Sunday, December 10, 2017


It was one of the days for the daily laborers starting with the tedious work of 
Tarring up the 6 lane wide road for 
A smooth, shining and perfect getup by evening..

The perfection no doubt needed the right effort put together in 
Cleaning the area, 
Clearing the debris, 
Filling up the pot holes and 
Making it ready for tarring and
The laborers were into it with all seriousness..

Soon, the huge automatic tarring machine started rolling on steadily
Dumping the ready mix behind it on the road with 
A group of laborers simultaneously actively working behind smoothing the little up and downs that came up in the process..

In front of the machine, 
An aged frail man slowly lifting and carrying little debris to the side of the road,
A little away a young mother, the first Teacher of her child having listened to the cry of her little one away under the care of an old lady sticking to her work for a few minutes more helping out the tarring process go smoothly before attending her Baby and
An old lady of the group, carefully checking the use of a torn SUITCASE thrown into a nearby garbage bin
were equally seen 
All simultaneously making sure that their activities do not create a Traffic Jam in the already halved road.. 

The usual daily moving vehicles, 
The luxury cars with shutters up avoiding the dust and noise and 
The buses carrying school going children
passed by on the half cleared road with
A huge Billboard near the active working area seen carrying a discrete message of 
The road to prosperity..

As the Clock ticked on thus endlessly, 
A few in a Celebration mood of going on their vacation, 
A few heading Home for rest after their continued work beyond normal hrs,
A few at the back of certain unexpected emergencies and 
The rest on their on daily routine errand
Moved on endlessly with 

A fallen Rose severed from the plant in the near by park next 
Standing as a mute witness to all that happening!

‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend
An initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

road, tarring, prosperity


  1. Replies
    1. You said it very much Right.. Thanks for the good Comment!

  2. The truth is they are all farmers and with harsh climate and farming not giving returns they have turned to construction workers to make a living...its sad very sad state.

    1. Yes you have touched the right point. But who is listening. Neighher the policy makers nor the regular people like me, who can try and make a difference. Until farming becomes profitable and fashionable, we will have to see these and many more.

    2. Thanks Shweta and Varnam for bringing out the root-cause and continuation of the issue!

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    1. Yes.. That's the fact we see around constantly.. Thanks for the appreciation on the Post!