His mind was still lingering in the morning that elapsed today. He remembered locking his room fifteen minutes before the time required to be in the clinic. Yes, on any other day fifteen minutes were enough to walk through the broken road in front of the college building under the glaring shine of the sun to the OPD.
A warrant from Ganj Basoda for appearing in court on 7th August was shown to me on 5th August. It was an arrest warrant with the message stated on it as ‘Saakshi ko hathkadi na lagai jaaye’ meaning the ‘witness be not handcuffed’. I had not received summon earlier for the case and I was served warrant straight away. The warrant related to an autopsy case done by me in 2006!! The court was trying to locate me first at Gandhi Medical College because the seal below my signature mentioned it as my work place.
Iowa a small town in USA is regarded as literary capital of the world and rightfully so. It has people reading and writing or involved in intellectual discourse all the time and everywhere. To be in that geographical location was a feast to the mind and soul. It was a vacation I had never expected. Impulse to sketch, something I had not done for decades overpowered me and I felt a 'high' of a sort which was my own. It was the moment of rediscovering and falling in love with oneself. Indulgence to read whatever one desired for as long as one preferred was a reality.