#WomenAtWork – A Ticket Checker
At the gates of this huge temple,
I stand to let tourists enter.
Grey hair and wrinkled skin,
I have been around in thick and thin.
No uniform, chair or desktop,
This temple is my workshop.
Every day you will find me here,
Never leaving till the Sun is near.
Children, men, women and the elderly,
I count all tickets properly.
Faith and duty at one place,
I am lucky to have my space.
I am a ticket checker.
Early this year, when we travelled to Hampi, this lady was the ticket checker at the Vittala Temple. She diligently focused on her duty but did not forget to smile at tourists. I did not talk to her but she still posed for me.