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An old woman who sings of hope, and lives like a free bird

An encounter with an abandoned old woman who has found peace in herself and in a building full of outcastes.

That evening, she was sitting outside in the corridor with another old woman, who used to work in the hospital and had nowhere to go. So she stayed behind when the Trust made the hospital a home for the poor and the old. They spend evenings with each other on a bench and then walk to their respective rooms for the night.

There is no revelation at the end of the story — there is also no point of this story in the day and age of big 'breaking news'.

And, if you will, the story is about an encounter with a woman who sings about belief and never complains about her cold grey room in a dystopian world of people who fell through the cracks.

two womenPurnima Devi owns practically nothing. Yet, she seems to own her

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