Got into a flight for Kochi and immediately a conversation as I sat on my seat.
"Are you going to Kochi?"
I nodded. The guy was clutching grey bad and was wearing a cap. (Inside the plane !)
"Do you stay there ? Are you working there?"
I shook my head.
"I am going to meet my parents."
A sigh of relief.
" I am going to Kerala for the first time. Have got a job. Government job."
He looked around. His voice dropped.
"What kind of a place is it? Will I get a cheap place to stay? Can they understand Hindi?"
"Where are you from ?"
"Why do you worry ? Its OK..."
"I am going for the first time. Outside my place. I don't know what kind of place will it be."
I gave up. This guy had a sarkari job and was shitting bricks about moving to a new place. What about those who migrate to the metros without any guarantee, no place to stay...
And these are the people that politicians warn are ruining the cities.