Friday, May 28, 2010
Inside a crowded train...
Okay.. So this one is going to be really short and quick...
I went to Delhi yesterday and this particular incident amazed me and really caught my attention.
i was traveling in the Delhi metro which amazingly enough, seems to have become pretty popular amongst the Delhi people as a consequence of which the thing has become as nearly as crowded as a Mumbai local train .I was lucky to get a seat as i boarded the train from a station with fairly thin population. but as we moved, the train became heavily crowded.
amongst the crowd, there was a very thin lady carrying an year old child in her arms. she was standing a few meters away from me as there was no seat left for her her member of her family. what surprised me most was not one single man stood up to offer the seat to her, not even that man who was shamelessly sitting on the seat reserved for women right behind her.
one explanation for this might be that everybody was tired from the day's work or something. but the fact is, how much ever you may try to justify this behavior, no explanation will be good enough.ways, after 5 minutes or so, a girl in her teenage, got up and offered her seat to the lady who very humbly and gratefully took it.
my point is, what happened yesterday was the proof of the fact that indian men have lost all chivalry.
Although, i am still happy to know that indian women still haven't lost theirs!!
P.S:- i deeply regret the fact that i did not have enough courage to go up to her and let her have my seat. but that girl in the metro did teach me courage...