With increase connectivity the coastal towns have lost their greatest pride, we had no beggars, whenever we saw beggars we could be sure that they were from Tamilnadu. The hermaphrodites also existed as part of the population with no gender issues.
Over the past year, what I observe is the increased number of beggars, particularly young women between 18 to 25 years, well dressed, ironed clothes and matching accessories in place, trendy pouches and printed plea letters infest the train.
I see them in conversation with the railway pantry staff, the police. But no one stops them, not even other passengers when someone does raise a voice fellow passengers sneer and cluck, observing ”what a unfeeling snob,” but I do not see for the life of me why should such vagrants be entertained.
The hermaphrodites are the new threats along the coast. Unless we pull up our socks, our very identity will be threatened.
The most interesting part is that the stationmaster, ticket collector, the railway police none of them are willing to accept a written complaint.