Tomorrow (short story) 

“Finally the old man moves out of the way so the Mercedes can pass.

He is rich in his taste of cars. Having educated himself in the more expensive cars, he spots well, waves his banner of Kaali at the windscreens, lays it beyond their hoods, and hopes they are Hindus. But it works even on the others; fearing communal riot at a red light they all comply. In India everybody knows everybody’s god. He was inspired by the curious appearance of Hindu gods on the street walls to deter men from urinating on them. If they don’t piss on gods, they won’t run over them, he understood. And the same week he found the banner- hanging desolately in a post-festive fete ground strewn with plastic cups and paper plates. They had forgotten the god behind and he claimed her…”

The story is published in aainanagar.com, a Bengali/English bilingual online literary magazine from Kolkata: https://aainanagar.com/2017/05/20/tomorrow/

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