Monday, April 15, 2013


Once on an early morning trip back to Calcutta airport, this Bihari cab driver brought us masala tea made by his wife, in a flask, because the previous night we happened to mention how we have to leave so early we would not get tea at the hotel where we were staying. He stopped at the airport, and pulled out nice cups and saucers and served us delicious freshly-made cardamom-flavoured tea his wife had gotten up at 3 AM to prepare for us.

The greatest lessons I have learned come from these truly evolved human beings, lost in the crowd. They help me get my priorities right.

The Better India is a place that introduces me to more such people, who have not forgotten how we are all connected, and are responsible for each other. I am proud to even live in the same country as them.

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