As per Government’s midday meal scheme, Raju who studied in 4th standard got an egg on Saturday. Then he walked to the nearby cart where boiled eggs were sold.
‘4 rupees’ the shopkeeper said to him, as a couple with their 8-year old daughter started ordering.
Raju thought about the amount of rice the money could fetch for his family and agreed, as the girl’s words reached his ears, ‘6 eggs.’
Originally published in Blink Ink.