It’s been a long 24 hours for me. I spent pretty much all day on the plane yesterday and an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Delhi and Delhi to Chandigarh today.

Once I get out at Chandigarh airport, I pay Rs 800 for the taxi service to my hotel. A taxi driver, Ramesh gets assigned to take me to the hotel. While we are walking, his friend (Ranjeet) from the same company comes from behind, asking Ramesh if he could take me instead because he needs to buy medicine for his who brother in the hospital, and my Hotel is on the way.

Ramesh reluctantly agrees and I hop into Ranjeet’s taxi. 

On the way, I asked him, “What happened to your brother?” He says his brother was hit by a motorbike a few days back and got injured, fracturing his leg. He needs to buy medicine for his brother, who is in the hospital.

We have a general conversation about his family and his brother’s family on the way. When he dropped me off, I gave him Rs 1000 as a tip and told him perhaps this could help him buy medicines for his brother.

As the amount was unexpected, He had the biggest smile on his face and it made my day.