Demonetisation – A Poem

Demonetisation – A Poem

Cycle rickshaw-walas support demonetisation. Their earnings have halved. Some days they don't have any work. They think it will be over, soon. In a month or two, hopefully, they say. They are doing it for the country, right? Maybe they are. Mandi waalas support demonetisation. Their supplies are short. And what they have, is rotting….

Poem on Demonetisation: What Colour, Money? Ballad of the Commoners

Poem on Demonetisation: What Colour, Money? Ballad of the Commoners

(Of real people, real narratives and real lives. In my neighbourhood and city, Hyderabad.)     Bajji seller Hanumanthu Mestri Yadgiri Bangle seller Mohammad Laeeq Earth-worker, brick layer, matti pani Ramachander Footwear seller Lakshmamma Shaadi-khana labour Najeeb Coolie, cook, etc Jahangir Miscellaneous labour: Suryanarayana, Baburao, Nagaraju…  Srikakulam, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda, Hyderabad, Kurnul North Andhra, Telangana, Rayalaseema…