Chandini in last year’s rain

Chandini lives in a 1 room home with her family in a gali behind Assi ghat in Varanasi.

In the first rain, she wore her school dress without her blouse, without socks and shoes. She first yelled at, then breathed in, then skipped through, then danced around the rain. Like a free bird in the wind over the stairs, like a baby goat on the ghat.

With the water running over her eyelashes and wind wrapping around her waist and her childhood waking up and rejoicing.

 

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