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A Visit to the Mall

© By Rakesh Chandra


The evening glittered with multicolored lights Inside the mall, so big and expanded that Could even rival the boundaries of human heart; the shops along with mini showrooms there, Dazzled the view of thronging populace, so Much so that the vicious backlog of fears and frustrations were washed away from the dustbin, called mind People of all ages, young and old, were entering and departing through a circuitous route;

Though really tired from within, they came here to buy something from the shops, and also eat snacks or sip a cup of coffee, by sitting inside the food court many of them opted for window shopping, assessing the worth of every item critically, and Making a note on their mental slate; The masked mannequins, some of them headless even standing motionless, are adept in hiding their feelings Girlfriend-boyfriend, husband and wife, mother and father and many others, visited the place to enjoy the day and be happy in a place where everyone is busy in his own pursuits. People were laughing and talking endlessly, forgetting the time - Machine; They look contented even if finding themselves unable to purchase the valuable factory-made goods, enchanting works of artisans, and what-not The children mirthfully took the joy-ride on a minibus and the toy trains, propelled by battery, traversing in the open space between many times, leaving the journey unfulfilled after Their parents cajoled and coerced umpteen times. They were promised the ice-cream cones and cups of various tastes and flavors, besides chocolates and Uncle Chips The visit ended with the movie show, running into the multiplex, situated inside the mall. The moments of multiple amusements then came to close finally. The countdown has begun for the next outing in a bigger and different mall someday, in a not-so-distant future.

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