Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rishte..!!

It is one of the usual hot summers day in the town. The old lady comes and knocks her door. She knows how hot it is outside. So, she does not want to come out of her room which is somewhat cooled by a cooler. The old lady knocks and knocks again. And she tries her best to avoid her. But when the old lady doesnt stop, she gets angry.

She goes outside and asks her "hey, what do you want, why are you knocking my door again and again."

She says "Baby, give me something to eat."
Its the daily routine. Everyday the old lady troubles everyone in the neighborhood by knocking their doors. This way she manages to gather some food or whatever anyone gives her seeing her pitiful face, her age and her torn filthy clothes.

Even She doesn't mind giving her some leftover food items but then today she is sure that there is nothing left after the lunch this noon.

She tells her "Go, there is nothing left over".

The old lady doesn't listen to her and keep saying "Baby, give me something to eat..Baby, give me something to eat..May God bless your father..May God bless your brother..long live your father..long live your brother.."

She gets even more irritated. And with a loud irritated voice she asks her to just leave the house and not to knock the door again..

And there comes her dad..He asks her "Why are you being so rude to her..don't you pity her that she is standing out in such a hot day..Why don't you give her something to eat."

She replies.."Dad, there is nothing leftover or I would have given her...."

He asks "Why don't you cook something for her?"

And She is like "Why should I cook for her?"

He comes near to her..put his arm around her shoulder and tells her in a even softer voice "Imagine you had your grandmother still alive, would you not cook for her three times a day?"

She replies "of course yes, for my Grand Mother..but who is this lady to me?"

He says "Well let's assume it.."

His saying and to her its an order which she follows willingly. She asks the old lady to come inside and sit. She cooks for her that day and everyday after. And it becomes a routine.

Then in between the old lady doesn't come for a few days and on an unfortunate day his holy soul leaves.

After a few days, the old lady comes back, asks for the food, She cooks, the old lady eats and says blessings to her father. She comes next day and the routine follows. One day when she comes and after taking the food, says the blessings, another lady in the house tells the old lady what has happened when she was not coming.

The old lady goes into silence, doesn't utter a word, doesn't eat, goes back..and never come again..!


32 comments:

Tayo said...

Touching story. Where do you get all these write-ups from? I hope you do some professional writing.
Thanks for you comment on my blog. I also wish we could have more hours in each day. There's so much to achieve in so little time. Have a nice "time filled" week.

AaaDee !! said...

Hi Tayo..

Thanks for the good words..This one specially is not just a write up but part of my treasure memories.

Professional writing - m sure you are joking..i dont mind :)

Wish you a very good week and weeks ahead..!

adi said...

beautiful aaadee...
might write something similar soon :)
just beautiful, although u cud have refined the language a bit, here n there... read it once more, maybe u'll see something u missed out earlier
and i hope u won't mind, me saying all this
tc

Dream catcher said...

sorry thodi der ho gayi aane mein...
:)..how r u...

m left bewildered in the end..did u try to find bout the lady..
oh aaadee its so different...nothing can be said about this..its not writing its something more...

phoenix said...

beautiful :)

AaaDee said...
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guddu said...

nice story.......whr th lady gos in th end???????

AaaDee said...

meri guddu, tu bikul bhi dimag mat laga ye sabme matki..:)

love u the most !!

--BA

adi said...

hey, r u angry wid me? u can go to dee's blog from the 'love' link on my blogroll. ab toh gussa nahi ho na :)

Dream catcher said...

hiiii...m ok..lil bumpy but great..

n yup HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY!

AaaDee said...

Hi Adi

Me angry, nah nah nah..not at all..!! why will i be..yeah last time i cud get her URL and went thru a no. of postings..then these days being extremely busy with ongoing project work..shud be back to blog world in few days :)

Hi DC

So nice that u keep visiting aaadee..

BTW "Happy Belated Friendship Day" to u too..Wish you happiness always !!

phoenix said...

i keep coming back to read...how do u manage to do it....its splendid!

Freelance said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog.
Very Inspiring story also. Take care and keep up the gud wuk

Cheers!

Freelance said...

Touching and Inspiring story. Thanks for the comments on my blog.
Take care and keep up the gud wuk!

Cheers!

pravin said...

Sad story. Not what I expected when I began reading. Well written. Good job.

AaaDee said...

thanks Phoenix, Freelance and Pravin for dropping in. I am happy that you are liking my write-ups !!

regards

Madhura said...

ooiiii.. kaha kho gayi.. no new blogs ?

Ashu said...

Tears in my eyes, girl. Very touchy.....

Marvellous.

Blogrolled you.

Ashu

Rajeev said...

touching!
really nice story! keep writin!

peace & love
Jeevy

Tayo said...

OK AaaDee ... we need an update!!! We're waiting ... :D

adi said...

why r u not writing anymore?

adi said...

?

AaaDee said...

Hi Moti..Sorry, but you know me !!

Hi Ashu and Jeevy, sorry for replying after so long..but I was really stucked..

Hi Adi and Tayo, I should be back very soon. Thanks a lot friends for your care and concern.

yesbob said...

touching story !

AaaDee said...

Thanks Karthik :)

Tayo said...
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yesbob said...

heh, don't worry about things on my blog - they aren't usually designed to make sense :D

yesbob said...

you got the coolie,kaala pathar... joke !! how wonderful !!
no one else did

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

nice story but i dont know if i got the meaning of the ending correctly :S
so the old lady kept coming because of her father? and after he died, she decided not to?

DreamCatcher said...

seems u are gone too like me..hope u ok..kaha ho aaap

Cuckoo said...

Well written story but where has my comment gone which I posted earlier ?

And no new post?

dharmabum said...

this is a beautiful story. i wonder why the old lady refused to turn up though...