I am playing with my four-year-old nephew today while I am on a ‘thinking break’. I wanted to continue with my own little constructions, using borrowed blocks of Lego.
Mumbai- the seas, skies exploding with colours of the sunset. The greenery with the slums, scaffoldings, and the sullied windows- an enthralling image. I collect my blocks, match-sticks, thread and start building… and dreaming.
I taught him what bamboos tied together with rope against a building are called, “Scaffolding, masi…” he says.