On the way to visit one of my schools, As I sat back on my rickshaw enjoying the wind playing with my hair; The man pulling me towards my destination wiped the sweat off his brows.. And they say, I am changing the world.
Looking the other way, As I yet again walked past the homeless lady that they all claim to be mad; A CNG driver stopped and offered her apples that he had exclusively bought for her. And they say, I am changing the world;
After clearing the coveted IIT examination, As I went to buy sweets to celebrate; The sales boy, the same age as myself, while handing me the sweets congratulated me on my achievement. I walked out of the shop with the sweets in one hand and the realization of my privilege in the other.. And they say, I am changing the world.
Travelling through the Himalayas, on a rugged trek at a height of more than 14000 feet, as I slipped on the snow; The guide travelling along with us jumped to hold me from falling; 3 strangers, out there to earn their bread and butter, risked their life to save mine that day, life of a well off kid out to seek adventure.. And they say, I am changing the world.
Sitting with the homeless women in a shelter near Jama Masjid, as I saw the local young leader save a girl from being sold off to pimps; The same young leader whom I had been judging all along for selling drugs to kids and who I was there to save with my notions of modern education and thoughts of being superior. And they say, I am changing the world
Standing at the railway station in Delhi, As I saw that young kid steal and run with the bottles of water and overhear conversations of him being a threat to the nation. In my head, the young Nakul, who had always lived a sheltered life, jumped up again and again with a question: Why am I not where he is and vice versa? With all my privilege, I was standing proud, proclaiming myself in my head to be a success as that kid was scouring around for basics. And they say, I am changing the world.