MUMBAI, India — Anil Mane dreamed of wide fairways. He dreamed of a golf club in his hand and a white ball at his feet. Worry disappeared. Everything fell quiet, his fears silenced, his shaking hand calmed. He swung the club with tempo. He held the follow-through. The ball arced into the air, landed softly and rolled next to the cup. The gallery applauded, and he tapped it in. He dreamed of a shining trophy and a long sigh of relief. Sometimes, he laughed in his sleep …
The golf course and the slum
… Anil woke up. He cleared his head and found that, yes, he was still on the floor of his 10-by-10-foot shack built on a Mumbai sidewalk. He was still 27, and his problems hadn’t vanished overnight. Outside, in the dusty blue of dawn, families slept on the pavement. Chickens crawled over their huddled bodies. The street smelled of burning trash. Human waste rotted in the gutters. The children were skinny, but the rats were fat.
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Morning brought definition to the street. Two dozen or so makeshift huts, with tarps on top to keep out water, were pressed tightly against each other and the wall behind them, which separated the slum from The Bombay Presidency Golf Club. There were no toilets. Sandals piled up outside the front, and only, doors, each of which had a number painted above it. Anil lived at No. 16. A shape rolled over outside 15. A rooster crowed. A specter emerged from 14, flicked a match, held a burning cigarette between its fingers, took slow drags, blew smoke at the passing oil trucks. Headlights flashed. A ghost appeared behind the smoker and lit the day’s fire, using twigs and trash for fuel.
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Originally posted 2011-12-10 10:43:54. Republished by Blog Post Promoter