Enduring image of tenuous hope & tenacity
Certain desperation drives them -- hundreds of them, thousands of them, and may be lakhs of them. They pick up their bags and baggage and kids and start walking back to their homes hundreds of kilometers away -- through the terrible summer days, through dusty terrains, through uncertain times. Of course, the Government assures them that there are special ‘Shramik’ trains to take them home. But in countless cases, that information does not reach them. For, they read no newspapers or watch no television. ..