Another friend, T, joined us. She told us, "I'm spending so much of my time at the Economic Offenses Court, in Egmore. You should see it! It's so shabby, and everything is so corrupt. I have to stand up next to murderers, who are brought in with police escorts carrying AK-47s. The judge asks them 'Kutravaaliya? Illaiya?' ('Are you a criminal or not?') That's why I've gotten so deep into religion, and why I visit so many temples. I don't know whether it's coincidence or not, but nothing has touched me."
Ramesh told them that I was planning to write a novel during NaNoWriMo. T said excitedly, "Tell my story! Write about me!"
Nancy: How do you see your own story?
T: Well, it should be exciting.
N: Tell me what the story is - if it's exciting, then it will be exciting.
T: That's the problem. I don't know how to express myself.
N: Is your story the story of... a survivor? Someone who suffers a lot, and comes through it?
T: Yes! That's it! A survivor.
N: I may be able to put you into my novel. Of course, I'll give you another name.
T: No! No anonymity! Tell my story! Then I'll be able to say, 'See, read this! This is about me!'"
A nice selection of what Indian bloggers are blogging about, at the 34th Bharatiya Blog Mela.