This is Delhi. The cauldron of cultures. The melting pot of civilisations. The cradle of a resurgent India. And, may I add, the city of the lifeless.
Perhaps death is so common on Delhi roads that no one comes to an injured (or dead) someone’s help. An example of this was seen on Wednesday morning, just around the crack of dawn, when an e-rickshaw driver named Matibool was hit by a tempo from behind.
He lay there on the road bleeding profusely, which eventually led to his death as was confirmed by the hospital where he was brought to around 2 hours after he was hit.
As his body lay lifeless at a side of the road, passersby simply walked or drove past.
People arrive in this heartless city to earn a living. Many of them succeed in making it big; some do not. But everyone in this city lacks what is needed the most – a genuine concern for a fellow human being’s life.
No, it is not rash driving by tempo-wallahs; even those who drive Mercedes and are born into affluence do the same. Don’t tell me you forgot the case of Sidharth Sharma!
You can see some of the lifeless of India’s capital in this video: