Friday, July 17, 2009

the difference between plastic and tin

I said to Bai: "Do you know any other hut we can use, like the one we did for your interview?"

Bai said: "That was not a hut. That was a house. It had tin walls and a tin roof. You can't just pick it up and run. A hut is two plastic sheets that you can tie up anywhere. I can make you a hut anywhere you want in 10 minutes."

14 comments:

memsaab said...

There's a certain freedom in being able to take your home with you :-)

I can't wait to see whatever it is you are working on, if I am able to.

Pavan said...

:)

I was about to say it, but Memsaab did it first.

Pavan said...

I am so sorry, but Pavan has been after my life to make his own blog, he has been up to mischief, so his name has come with my picture.

@lankr1ta said...

What are you working on?

But he does have a point.....

d gypsy! said...

well, interesting...

Banno said...

Memsaab, Alankrita, Pavan or Grasshopper as the case may be, am working as researcher and line producer on a documentary on street and slum children.

Grasshopper, do start up a blog for Pavan. Am really interested in what he has to say.

Thanks, d gypsy!

eve's lungs said...

Banno , everytime I drive down PDmello road I am amazed at the ingenuity of the dwelling places . And when I drive down Dharavi and see those toilets perched above the nullah my heart stops for a second ..

Hades said...

What's the Hindi word for 'hut'?

dustedoff said...

Hades: Jhopra or jhopri.

Banno said...

Eve's lungs, a lot of the houses on P D'Mello Road have now been demolished. More than the huts, I find their disappearance even more frightening. Been to some of the Delhi relocated slums, push away the poor to the borders of the city, so that the city appears clean and beautiful. However, what is the solution?

eve's lungs said...

Banno none I guess but I used tolike seeing them - each dwelling place has a story hidden somewhere

writerzblock said...

Scary! And to think of all the things we crib about having! These folks don't have so much! And yet they are so full of life!

Shadows of life said...

LOL It is true too...hai ki nahin :-)))

Well, now-a-days RVs serve the purpose of mobile homes :-P

Banno said...

eve's lungs, the stories are out in the open, like their most private areas of life. It's only the middle or the upper classes that can afford 'hiding'.

writerzblock, no, often numbed by life, too.