Sunday, June 24, 2012

The sofa philosophy


Since the time I can remember, a sofa ( as it is mostly called in India) is one showpiece of pride in every household..It is also mostly a class barrier..many are the times I have seen, house maids, not being offered even a chair to sit on while talking to them & dare they touch the sofa..it would be a matter of sacrilege..and this from educated people too...the imbibed sense of class divide between those who have & the Have-nots manifested in these little discriminations are an extremely undignified way of treating people, without who's help, we can't get much done.. Just like in many houses still the sweeper is a person one does not touch...

During my life time at least I would like to see this silent discrimination end..if you are so worried about your sofa, bed, house and self getting dirty, there s always the option of cleaning it yourself. Philosophy cannot be relegated to the books you read & charity shows you attend, we need to start practicing it.


( Picture courtesy Google Images)

8 comments:

Nirvaan said...

This exists in every sphere of the society, but to pick out a sofa of all these, is something commendable..!!!great piece

Shashiprakash Saini said...

बहुत खूब
एकदम सही बात कही है आपने

कम शब्दो मे सटीक निशाना
"देखन मे छोटी लगे घाव करे गंभीर "

The Unknowngnome said...

Yes! Practice makes perfect.

Maitreyee Bhattacharjee Chowdhury said...

Thanks for reading Nirvaan, Shashiprakash and Unknowngnome..its a subjest that has concerned me for long now.

umashankar said...

That is a noble thought. The sofa is merely symbolic of our meanness.

Indiawilds said...

You seem to have a keen sense of observation. I haven't heard from people about this before, but I have seen this. It is also a ego issue.
Sabyasachi

Raj said...

A peek into the corners of people's hearts, those corners they so hard try to believe don't exist. Loved the last line - crisp and powerful - Philosophy has to be practiced.

Tarun Kakkar said...

What A thought >people(-Educated-) usually know this -Most of them are indulged in this

Like Your Brittle Sentence

"Philosophy cannot be relegated to the books you read & charity shows you attend, we need to start practicing it"


You are so pure and gentle Hearted