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A story of a man from a street of Kolkata in India!

Today, on 17th October, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty,
let me share a story of a man from a street of Kolkata in India.

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A man with a dream

One festival night in Kolkata

It was one of the hot and humid nights of the festival called Durga Puja. During this festival the city becomes the center of attraction for many. It portrays creative art throughout the city for five days. It is open to all. Needless to say, millions of people visit Kolkata, the city of joy, to witness the grandeur of art. I was one among them this year. It was 3 am at night and I was busy seeing the art in the city. I decided to go for a cup of lemon tea to pump in some energy inside me.

It was one of the hot and humid nights of the festival called Durga Puja. During this festival the city becomes the center of attraction for many. It portrays creative art throughout the city for five days. Click To Tweet

A story of a man from a street of Kolkata

I saw this guy selling lemon tea on a street in Kolkata. I bought one and told him thanks because the tea was just perfect for me and my tired legs. He replied to my thanks in a unique way. I will never forget that.

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Conversation

He told me “In a month, you are going to watch me on TV”.

I said – You mean “I will watch you selling tea?”

He replied back while pointing to my camera – “No, madam! I am a cameraman. You will see me giving interviews for a film that I will shoot.”

I replied – Wow! That’s wonderful.

I encouraged him and came back. I have not seen him on TV yet, but I saw a dream in his eyes. The dream to fight poverty; the dream to become a celebrity.

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I realized, in a country like India, where millions fight each day to survive, willpower and a dream to break through all hurdles are the only way to go forward. One must start somewhere and that starting point must be a dream. What do you think?

One must start somewhere and that starting point must be a dream

Chirasree Banerjee

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Chirasree Banerjee

Hello. My name is Chirasree. I have been traveling for almost 11 years to places all over the world. I enter into a separate reality during my travels and enjoy the allure of escape from the mundane. I seek beauty through nature and human-made creations. Because beauty is powerful. I seek knowledge. I observe, absorb, and write about the places I visit and the profound realizations and inspirations that each place has to offer.

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2 Comments

  1. So much said in such a small piece. Lovely. There are so many in India, and indeed throughout the world, who fight poverty everyday. It breaks my heart. Perhaps his heart, held together by his dream, is more resilient than mine. I hope so.

  2. Kal

    Love this snippet. I agree that every achievements start with a dream. I hope he is working on his dream and hopefully will achieve it soon

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