“Give me the Prime Minister’s number”



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Amma (Centre)


Amma is a 73-year old matriarch. A thorough dynamite, if there was ever one.

“Why am I not getting the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme? I am eligible for it.”

“Amma, we don’t know.”

“Find out and tell me. Get it done by next month”

“By next month?” we exclaimed incredulously.  “For that amma, you will have to speak with the prime minister,” we added jokingly.

“Okay. For that children, you will have to give me his number.”  


In Srikakulam District, February 2015


-Sharmila Ray