We wanted to find out whether something as simple as being helped carry a heavy load on the road was unnatural. The video speed has been doubled up in order to make a short film without loosing the parts where we were helped and the parts where we were ignored.
When two girls were walking on the road carrying a large carton people ignored us for a while. We crossed busy streets and the traffic too did not pay heed. Only once did an old gentleman come and offer his help and tell us to not hesitate to ask for help. Four gentlemen standing in a huddle refused to move a little in order to let us pass even though we continuously asked them to excuse us.
The quality of footage for when Abhishek lifted the carton himself was not usable thus we only have stories to offer. Abhishek was helped twice along the short path he took. Since the carton was actually not heavy, while helping him one man actually started laughing.