Peace is the Delhi Metro


Since we’re writing about what peace is to us today, here’s my contribution to that discussion: Peace is the Delhi Metro!

On the metro, I see are all kinds of people: young people, old people, short people, tall people– stand-up-straight people, lean-against-a wall people. On the metro, I can get most of the way to work with just 16 rupees. For 30 rupees, I can ride a train all the way from Huda City Center to Jahangirpuri. We all share the same space and we all get where we are going at the same time.

The metro is not perfect. But peace isn’t about perfection. It’s about learning how to share space with people from all walks of life. It’s about traveling together, not racing ahead. That’s why my crane and I don’t leave home without our Delhi Metro Smart cards.


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