Yeah. Whatever. This afternoon, my head started aching and now the left side of my face/head is hurting like crazy. I'm fairly certain it's sinus something. But I keep denying it. Even with my parents on the phone this evening, I insisted I wasn't congested.
And now I sit here with a box of Kleenex on my bed.
On a less self-centered note, I found this NY Times article interviewing one of Delhi's 300,000 ragpickers. The article doesn't say, but Manorama is most likely a Dalit.
On Oct. 2, Gandhi’s birthday, the Delhi state government will make a small but significant concession. In response to pressure from a ragpickers’ union, it will supply about 6,000 with protective gloves, boots and aprons.
For now, though, they still pick through refuse — shards of glass smeared with the remains of yesterday’s dinner, broken shoes mixed in with rotting meat — with bare hands.