The Vastu's not right

Published: 16th October 2016 04:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th October 2016 04:30 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

This is why routine curfews and recurring drought.

This is why devastating floods and unending deaths, droughts and famines.

This is why   the hasty ascent and early collapse of governments, killing and demise,factionists and fashionists, the country bursting at the seams,communal riots that inflict gaping wounds.

The pyre raging at the borders of Kashmir,Turbulence reigns in Assam as do the hisses of Nagas in Nagaland.

This is whyturmoil in Orissa and mafia gangs in Maharashtra, somersaults in West Bengal, separatism in Telangana and the anguish of the Andhras, trumpeting of the communists the laws that are not implemented anywhere.

Chee! Chee!
Vastu is misaligned in every village in the country.
The huts of the Madiga which should have been at the heart of the village are pushed beyond the perimeter!

(The Misaligned Vastu by Kadire Krishnan; Translated from Telugu by Afsar and Michael A Collins; Published in The Oxford India Anthology of Telugu Dalit Writing)


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