Those who belong to the “mainstream” are often unaware of some events that touch the lives of those who belong to the “fringes”.
I was walking down the Jayadeva flyover when I noticed these posters:
Here’s the English one:
and the Kannada one:
I had never been aware at all that there was this kind of initiative to give some voice to some of the minority groups in our city. Unfortunately, the posters do not clearly specify where the venue is (I do not know where Bannappa Park is) and so might have lost a lot of their effectiveness in getting a gathering there.
I wonder who organized this rally and cultural event, and how it went.
Life is tough enough when one belongs to the “normal” category; I can only imagine how it must be if society in general does not accept one, and one faces derision and castigation at every turn….many people handle it by not being open about themselves. Those who are honest enough to declare themselves as being “different” are those who face the maximum difficulties.
I saw the posters too late to attend the event; but they made me think a lot about the human condition, and tolerance, or the lack of it, in our society.