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YOU & EYE – A WEEKLY HUMOUR SERIES THAT DEMYSTIFIES BLINDNESS, CURATED BY XRCVC.ORG

Image description:
A cartoon strip with 9 frames…

Frame 1:
(A man without spectacles standing next to a man with spectacles looking in the same direction)
Man 1 (without specs):
Arey look… Woh bechara blind guy… Poor chap!


Frame 2:
(The two men facing the visually impaired man – BG – as he walks with his cane)
Man 1 (without specs):
I'll get 'punya' if I help him cross the road!
Man 2 (with specs):
If you want any 'punya'… 'merit'… just give him some money, yaar!


Frame 3: 
(The two men approach BG)
Man 1 (without specs):
Hey… You… I can get you across the road or… give you some money! Ten rupees! Which would you prefer?
BG:
Neither!


Frame 4:
(A close-up of the man without spectacles, who seems enraged)
Man 1 (without specs):
Oh! Are you dissuading me from doing two good deeds at the same time?


Frame 5:
(BG and the man without spectacles)
BG:
I'm actually dissuading you from doing two stupid deeds at the same time!
Man 1 (without specs):
Oh yeah? How?


Frame 6:
(A close-up of a straight-faced BG)
BG:
I've no intentions of crossing the road and I've no need for your money!


Frame 7:
(BG and the man without spectacles)
BG:
On the other hand, how 'bout you help me do two good deeds at once?
Man 1 (without specs):
Huh?

Frame 8:
(A close-up of BG smiling)
BG:
I'll give you twenty rupees and you simply cross the road on your own!


Frame 9:
(The man without spectacles and BG)
Man 1 (without specs):
But arey… bechara, you are blind!
BG:
I may be blind! But unlike you I'm not stupid!

(Signed Ponnappa, in Frame 8)
 

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