The sun was ready to hide in the blanket of dark clouds. I could see the birds flying back to their homes. Standing near the window of kitchen I amazed how the dusk was slipping into the dark night.
I loved to see through the window of my kitchen while preparing dinner. I was putting her favourite rice curry in the plate when I heard a loud sound from the drawing room. ‘Thud……!!!!! I left the plate on the shelf and ran towards the direction of sound.
It was the sound of the fallen table.
She was playing with some cardboard rolls and few boxes. I stood there to see what she was up to. With her little hands she made the fallen table stand upright. She was trying to arrange everything in one particular way. I could see some old newspapers lying near her too.
I could not resist more and asked her ” My little darling! What are you trying to make it out ? “ She quickly turned her head towards me and smiled ” Daddy , My teacher has told me about Chandrayaan today. ” ” You mean to say you are making your own Chandrayaan !” I laughed.
“No daddy ! I am making my own Starcar ”
I was not able to understand her reply. I had never seen her doing such things before. Trying to know more , I continued ” Is it your new class project ? I can help you out “
She nodded her head and again started fiddeling with the things.
“So , what are your plans with your Starcar ?” I continued.
Daddy , When it will be ready , I will sit in this Starcar and go to that bright star to meet my mom. You told me that she has become star. She must be living there alone. She will be happy to see me there.”
Hearing her innocent words, I held my tears back and hugged her.
Throughout that night I kept of thinking that one bright star shining all alone in the dark sky.
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It was a hot sunny day but that was no reason for me to not attend that meeting. I booked my cab as usual and put all important papers in my bag. My phone beeped once. It was my message tone hence I understood that the cab has arrived. I could see a car standing on my gate.
I hurriedly entered into and sat on the seat. I could feel the nice smell of perfume in the car. . I could see the young , smart guy sitting on the driving seat, nicely dressed up. He confirmed the destination from me. As he got the confirmation, he pressed his foot which was on the race immediately.
After few minutes,he got a call from someone. He was giving some kind of suggestion. The way he was explaining the things , gave a hint that he was well educated and had good knowledge of his subject. Out of curiosity I started the conversation with him.
“Since how long you driving cab ?” “Last month only ! Any problem mam ?”
May be he thought he was driving rough.
“No no…. ! ” perfectly fine. “Are you from here only ?” “No mam , I am from near by village ”
A silence persist for sometime and his voice broke that silence as if he had lot in his mind which he wanted to share .
“Actually Mam, my father has very good business there in village. We are having our own shop. The best is ours is the best shop to buy footwear and the only shop in the village.”
“Uhh! Great ! Then why did you not helped your father in the business ” I was little afraid too as I had no right to ask something personal .
He made an eye constant through the mirror on the top and started
“Actually, Mam I don’t like to sit on the shop throughout the day. Being a single boy in the family my father wanted me to join bussiness , not a job in far away city. Moreover , for me , sitting with him all day long and listening to his talks is very difficult for me. So I decided to drive for Uber. Atleast I Can get a chance to move around the city and not to be answerable to all his questions. “
“Are you happy with this job ? I mean there must be lot of profit in your business as you are telling me ? Isn’t?” I smiled
He laughed ” May be ! But I am enjoying this too at this moment. May be later I think about it.”
He was comfortably replying me so , I asked one more immediately.
“What is qualification ? as I really wanted to know.
“I have done engineering. “
His answer left me in the deep waters of thoughts. I couldn’t relate how can a boy who has done engineering be a cab driver. The parents who had spent the money on the education of their child are now not letting him to do the job as per his qualification? Is running a family business is wrong ? Or the young generation want to run away from the families ? May be he wanted to explore the city life ? I am still not been able to find the right decision . This ride of life will remain with me as an mystery of young life.
What do you think could be the reason for his this decision? In your opinion why this young man would have this decision? Are you agree ?
It was the last day of the college. Everybody was planning for the next phase of the life. It was the last get together of ours as everyone would be busy in his or her own life after this day.
Shaan was favourite among the girls as he was the most handsome,smart and dashing guy.He was surrounded by the best of the girls of his college as everyone had a dream to be his girl but his eyes were looking for someone else in that room.
Yes,he was looking for Dolly who was always lost in the books and had no time to take care of her looks….actually totally opposite of him . May be opposite poles attract was true in his case.
She was the one with whom he was very comfortable rather he was comfortable with with her only .He was the most wanted boy in the college and many girls had a crush on him but he wanted to spend his last day with her only and there was reason behind that.
He wanted to express his feelings but never got a chance.It was the last chance for him to tell what was in his heart.
“Hi Dolly“he said as she entered in the room. “Where were you? “ “Why are you so late? “he offered drink and took her to the corner of the room.
His emotions were out of control. Before he could say anything to her she held his hand in hers and took him outside the room near her car. He was unable to understand the whole thing….His heart was pounding.
She stood in front of him, took a deep breath and suddenly something unexpected happened. She hugged him tightly !!!
“You know I am really excited and I want to share this news with you.I have not disclosed this to anyone.“
She turned towards her car , took an envelope from the dashboard and told him to open.
As he was opening , Dolly started her talk the way she used to. He was mad for her this way of talking.
“You know you are my best friend and you know I got……. I mean I am going abroad for higher studies and you know …..I am really really excited….I am happy… and…I am planning to settle down there..it’s a beautiful place and I don’t want to come back here…. !!! You know the reason.I will miss you buddy” and she hugged him once again .
He was crestfallen and he did not realise when did a tear from his eyes fall on her shoulder.
Hey…what happened???? Don’t worry….you are ….i mean you will always be my buddy …my best friend”.
“Congratulations” he said with his broken heart.
“Let’s have party tonight…..”
She quickly moved towards the party hall and he was still standing there looking at the ring in his hand. He dissimulated so beautifully that she didn’t come to know what was going through.
She was going to buy a cake for her fiancee as it was his bithday.
On the way she saw an innocent child who was struggling to keep the books in his old torn bag from which the books were falling out again and again.
She stopped for a while, turned towards him and as she started the conversation with him she came to know that from the last one week he was getting scolding from the teacher because of this bag and he had no money to buy a new bag as he is from a poor family.
She told him to wait for her for a while and she walked away quickly to the near by market and came back with a new bag, stationery,few sweets and a lollipop .
Her fiancee admired her when she told reason for not bringing the cake for him and felt proud to have such a noble heart as his life partner.
It is really difficult to go against the wind but she did what was not acceptable in her family. She continued singing after her graduation too. Then came a turn in her life .She met him in one of the concerts. He was not very smart but he had something which brought her closer to him. He was the one who admired her singing and encouraged her to continue.
“Dad, he understands me even more than myself and I want to marry him. For me love is above all castes and religions. “
These words were still echoing in her mind while she was sitting beside him.
They left that small town and settled down in this big city called as city of lights and nights.It was not easy for them to find a place in a city where everyday is a new struggle , a struggle to get the basics necessities of life.They had invested whatever they had to buy this small flat. So a little which was in her hands went for medicines.
He was looking pale and defeated . She touched his head and took out thermometer . He was still having a high fever.He also lost his job last month due to his ill health.
He used to along with her after his duty in search of a good break so that she could establish herself in this world of singing.
She was a good singer but she had no connection in this industry and she never wanted to compromise but today….??? She took her purse and said,”I will be back sweetheart before evening . She said and left the home and took a taxi to Theatre World.
She got the offer to sing but she denied as the director wanted some favour from her.
” Favour ? “
“Never compromise in your life”
He used to say such words but the offer she was getting was the one which even established singers were looking for. Moreover it was that dream which she was dreaming since her childhood and today when she is getting a chance she is in delimma. She had chosen him because he supported her for her passion and she decided to go against her family for this dream, this passion only!!
What is more important for her in her life ???
It was a moment when she could turn her dream into reality but She became entangled in her emotions . Struggling with her emotions she reached at her destination.
Was she ready for some favour ????
Will she or will she not????
The room was all set to record the new song.
Finally she concluded the puzzle of her life. She made herself ready for this favour in spite of knowing what does favour means in this industry.