It suddenly happened that I came across to this building, just beside the busiest city road. The four storey structure looks to be very old which pulled me to get a a closer look.
This is other side of the India, where many middle class family loves to enjoy their life, and I experienced it today.
It was a regular day, and I went to nearest bank for some work. It was in a biggest shopping complex around the area. After winding up and making way for home, heavy drizzling stopped me to move further. I stand outside the building corner and started making few calls.
Suddenly, lot of noise and shouting started to come from the other side. It was of few kids, and on concentrating better, it was coming from the terrace of this old building, which is just adjacent to the bank building.
The kids were enjoying the rain, and few of them were coming at the edge to look here and there. I noticed few girls using soaps and shampoo to clean their hair.
How many would do that in rain?
But this is India and these middle class kids know how to make best use of the oppurtunity. Even in that heavy drizzle they were happy taking natural shower. I guess they were around 15 and happily dancing on the rooftop.
Wish I could get them closely but the bank building doesn't allow anyone to go to terrace, nor I could get a better view from the ground floor.
Anyway, coming to the point, the building is almost crambling and seems to be very old.
The falling plaster tells the real story. Small window, Few dish antenna, and hanging cloth. Looking at it , I can feel it to be quite congested from within. Few of the family were staring at me from the small balcony area.
I have seen such building after many years. Living in urban part doesn't allow you to find living lifestyle of these people. I wish I could get more of the building, but as the rain stopped I have to make my way, else the security guards start doubting on my activity.
The building does enticed me a lot and hopefully, I tried to get inside it. It's not easy, and without knowing anyone, it's not possible either. But the curiosity to explore the building from withing is not allowing me to relax.
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