There are 4 dogs in our department. No, not the professors,
but real dogs. They just lazily lie outside and are pretty harmless.
morning, when I was walking towards the department I spotted two dogs on the
way. I usually avoid these canines, but nevertheless I walked slowly. Suddenly
these fellows came running towards me. I was startled for a second, and then I
realized that these are the ones at our department. They came jumping about,
wagging their tails so fast that it appeared it would fall off. I could even
spot a smile on their face, well not a smile, but a big grin of recognition. The
accompanied me all the way until I reached our department. They were all the
time with me, sometimes ran in front of me, sometimes just besides or behind
me. All the time they were jumping around. I felt so happy, although I have
never given them anything to eat.
Now I talk to them about nothing and
everything. They just look at me resting their chin on the ground as if they
want to nod along, but could not because they are so lazy to life their neck.
A person approached me while I was walking towards my department, through a small ‘forest’ area and asked, if he could pee there. I was perplexed. I mumbled
'Gothilla' ('I don't know' in Kannada) and went on. I did not turn back
But then it got me thinking. What is the right answer if
someone asks, if he could pee there? Should I say ‘No No’ but then he would ask ‘
where else?” and then I would have no answer, by the time he would have peed in
I realized that lack of toilets is not only an issue in public places, but also in institutions (which sprawls in acres). Where does the cab guy pee when he waits for his 'passenger'? Where does the delivery guy from the online store or restaurant pee, when he waits for the consignee/customer to pick up the parcel?