Gangaa 24 April 2020: Amma ji tells the Maid not to open the door even if Madhvi or Niranjan say anything to her. Ganga will remain locked. Your job will be over otherwise. Maid nods. Amma ji heads upstairs. Maid paces outside the room.
Maharaj ji gives food to all the kids. Call me in case you need anything. Sagar is about to eat but he thinks of Ganga. She cannot eat fried food plus Dadi had taken her away. He picks up his plate and goes to look for Ganga.
Maharaj ji tells Sagar that he cannot meet Ganga today. She will be locked in the room for the entire day. Amma ji has strictly told us not to let anyone meet Ganga. Sagar tries to go inside the room but Maid stops him. He walks away sadly but then notices the water pipe. He gets an idea. He keeps the overflowing end of the pipe on the floor. Maharaj ji asks the Maid to bring Tulsi. She denies as she has been ordered not to move away from outside Amma ji’s room.
Maharaj ji begins to go but slips. Maid comes to help him but she too falls down. Sagar makes use of the opportunity. He wakes up Ganga. He takes her upstairs with him. Maid notices it too. I wonder what new problem this girl will create now! Sagar sends Ganga to Niranjan’s room.
Ganga interrupts the chess game. Amma ji is irked with the maid. Ganga wants to talk to him regarding something important. Amma ji tries to take away but Niranjan stops her. it must be something important or Ganga would not have come here like this! Tell me what it is. Ganga says I have come to complaint you about Amma ji. Everyone is taken aback. Niranjan tries to dismiss the topic as he notices the upset look on the face of his brother-in-law. His BIL calls Ganga a servant. You have given this much freedom to your servants that they can complaint against the owner?
Amma ji is happy that there is someone in the house who can speak for her. Her son-in-law (SIL) asks her to come with him. I know you are my MIL but I think of you as my mother. I will treat you with respect in my house. Niranjan asks Amma ji if they misbehave with her. Amma ji says a little girl (stranger) is complaining to you against your own mother and you are listening to her. Is this how you respect your mother? Niranjan turns to Ganga.
You can speak if you have something else to say. I wont listen to any complaint against my mother. Ganga tries again but he stays put. He reminds her that he has given the responsibility to Amma ji to look after her. Ganga stares at Amma ji before she leaves from there. Madhvi is disturbed.
Ganga sadly thinks of how Niranjan has changed. Sagar asks her if she has told everything to papa. She shares with him what all Babu said to her. Amma ji must have played her cards well which is why he would have thought that I am wrong. What should I do now? Babu wont listen to me. I have no one. Sagar agrees to be with her. You are not alone. Ganga wonders what if he too changes like Babu because of Amma ji’s influence. Sagar gives her a written confirmation that he will always be with her. I will listen to everything that you say. He makes her make a thumb impression of her thumb. He too does the same instead of signing it. He reads it out for her. She is happy to know that everything becomes permanent if you write it down. This is our agreement. Ganga naively says I could have made Babu write down everything too beforehand itself. He would have listened to me then.
Madhvi feels that Niranjan should have listened to Ganga. Maybe Amma ji would have done something with her that was way too strict. She wont complain otherwise. You know Amma ji’s anger. He knows but he also knows that Amma ji was upset over what Ganga did in the lunch time. She would have surely punished Ganga. Madhvi points out that he still dint let Ganga say anything. He had no option as his BIL was also there. It is different to talk personally. I cannot argue with Amma ji before BIL. I don’t like a lot many things about him but I have to respect my mother too. he agrees to hear what Ganga has to say. Send her inside. Madhvi smiles.
Ganga smiles looking at the agreement paper in her hand. Drishti and Pulkit are intrigued but Sagar says it is our secret. Drishti asks them to join them. Amma ji tells the kids to get ready. Your uncle is taking you out for snacks. She agrees to make excuse for them before their parents. Drishti requests Amma ji to join them too. Amma ji agrees. Sagar wants to take Ganga too but Amma ji doesn’t want to upset her SIL again. She goes out of the room. Ganga tells Sagar to go. He nods. Ganga eyes the letter happily.
Ganga goes upstairs to meet Niranjan as Maharaj ji tells her to. He knows that she is upset with Amma ji for always stopping her from doing things her way. I gave your responsibility to Amma ji for your own sake. you weren’t listening to anyone. you were breaking all the rules. I thought Amma ji could teach you everything. Master ji hasn’t complained to me even once since Amma ji has taken charge. She can be all tough / strict on you but she is doing everything for your welfare. It is good for you only if you have started studying because of her strictness. This is ultimately going to benefit you only. You will have to fill this form to give test. She is tensed thinking that she will have to write.
Niranjan gives an admission form to Ganga to fill. He tells her what all she has to fill where. She is tensed thinking that she will have to write everything. He nods. Fill it so Raghav ji can submit it tomorrow. Fill this much and I will fill the rest. Ganga looks at the form.
The kids enjoy chaat. Sagar finds it spicy. Drishti (Bubbly) and Pulkit tease him more about it. Bubbly’s father brings a plate of chaat for Amma ji. She politely refuses to eat anything after evening time. He is impressed with her dedication. She says it isn’t easy. Niranjan is completely foreign from his mentality. He has brought that widow girl home and is making arrangements so she can study. Her SIL is surprised. Amma ji talks against Ganga. She is already so stubborn. Will she listen to anyone at all if she learns to read and write?
Ganga has filled the form in her style (reverse letters). Niranjan asks her about it. Tell me honestly, what have you learnt from Master ji? You know a little bit, right? Recite what he teaches you every day. Ganga recites Hanuman Chalisa. Niranjan is shocked.
Amma ji continues to talk against Ganga. Niranjan was thinking of sending her to school. What will she study there except science, maths, etc? I made up my mind against it. teach her all scriptures at home. I scared her and then misguided Niranjan a little. I explained things to her Master ji as well. I have taken responsibility of her today. Thankfully, she recites Ramcharitmanas’s shlokas so beautifully that it touches your heart. Her SIL is impressed. You did a very good job. The girl’s life will change for better.
Niranjan finds out the truth. This means Amma ji has told Master ji to teach you scriptures instead of course books. I have given her your responsibility. I made a very big mistake. You wanted to complain to me regarding Amma ji, right? Tell me what it is. Tell me what she has done. Don’t be scared. Ganga relates everything to him. I made a very big mistake. I lied to you, to Master ji to avoid studies. I lied and it is a sin. You can punish me but please don’t be upset with me. Niranjan gets up angrily and walks out of his room.
The kids enjoy chaat. Pulkit notices one of his acquaintance Varun bhaiya. The boys talk to him. They also introduce him to their sister. Pulkit pulls him to eat some snacks. Varun has to go watch movie with his friends but agrees when the kids request him. They get into a golgappa competition. Sagar’s uncle goes to pay the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper has mistakenly exchanged Bubblys’s golgappa with Varun’s. Varun tells her not to eat it as it is very spicy. He extends his hand to take it from her. Bubbly’s father looks at them from a distance.
Varun takes the golgappa from Bubbly’s hand. Bubbly’s father angrily calls out for her. The kids are scared. Bubbly goes to sit in the car. Sagar and Pulkit introduce their uncle to Varun. He sends them towards the car too. He next warns Varun not to come near his daughter or he wont spare him. He pays the vendor. Amma ji notices the fearful expression on Bubbly’s face. Her SIL scolds the kids to sit inside right away. They oblige.
Everyone is quiet as they return home. Madhvi asks them to freshen up so they can eat. Bubbly’s father says I will eat later. He leaves. Amma ji tells Bubbly not to be worried. He is your father after all. He just doesn’t like it when a boy and a girl talk like that. Sagar begins to share it with Madhvi but Amma ji stops him. He sends the kids to go and study for their exam tomorrow. Madhvi assures Bubbly that she can explain her point to her father a while later. Amma ji nods. He is the father of a girl so he is bound to worry for you. We are all here don’t worry!
Amma ji comes to her room while saying a shloka. Niranjan completes it for her. She is surprised to see him sitting in the dark. He speaks a lot many chaupaiyan too. you only had taught me these. I was a kid but you had told me that it is important to know about your culture / scriptures. Education is nothing without it. I remember everything that you have taught me. I never forgot it even I went to abroad. I am proud of our culture but I am equally proud of my education because of which I have become a famous and a good lawyer like my father.
You never stopped me as you knew the importance of modern education in today’s time. You believe in it, right? She is confused as to why he is saying all this. He replies that she has played with Ganga’s life even after knowing everything. Truth is, I trusted you regarding her studies. I thought you wont do injustice with her but! Amma ji talks about all the excuses that Ganga had made just to be excused from studies. Niranjan wonders why she let Ganga do it. what would you have done if it was Sagar in her place? She points out that Sagar is a boy and Ganga is a girl so they are not to be compared. Plus she is a widow.
What will she do by studying? He asks her how Ganga will sustain herself without education. She reasons that this is why she has made sure that Ganga learns all the scriptures. He asks her if she wants Ganga to also live on other people’s pity like Sudha and other ladies in the widow ashram! Do you want her to live a life like that? Amma ji calls it Ganga’s destiny.
Pulkit notices Ganga tensed. She turns to go when Sagar calls out for her. Is no one really talking to you? Is this why you are feeling like crying? She signals both the answers. He allows her to let her sit beside him quietly. Hold my hand and you wont feel alone. Pulkit smiles seeing their bonding. Ganga holds Sagar’s hands while he studies. Pulkit too continues to study. Ganga falls asleep while holding Sagar’s hand.
<< Gangaa Friday 24 April 2020
Babli’s father sits angrily in his room. Babli comes to talk to him. She is scared of his anger. Forgive me for hurting you but honestly, I wasn’t wrong. He (Varun) was talking to Pulkit and Sagar. I wasn’t even talking to him. I wasn’t wrong. He holds her hand angrily. You know your mistake? Your birth! This mistake was actually done by your mother. My fate is to be blamed as I married your mother. She never gave me happiness and even gave birth to a girl. Till when I will bear you! You are just like your mother, shameless! You have all her bad habits. You have made my life hell. He changes his demeanour when he hears Madhvi calling out for Drishti.
Madhvi comes to tell her that she will be sleeping in Dadi’s room tonight. She is surprised to see Drishti thus. Her dad acts all calm. He even caresses her head lovingly. There is nothing to cry. One should not mingle with such boys too much. They are very cunning. They make use of every opportunity. I am only scared for that reason. Now calm down. Madhvi offers to talk to Drishti. He says I will be really grateful to you. She is a motherless child. You only can handle her. Drishti leaves with Madhvi.
Madhvi talks to Drishti. Your father has also apologized now so calm down. A father’s responsibility increases when his wife is no more. I am also like your mother. Can a mother see her daughter crying? Drishti shakes her head. Drishti comes to Amma ji’s room. They both lie down to sleep. Amma ji pats on Drishti’s back lovingly. Drishti thinks of her father’s harsh words while Amma ji thinks of Niranjan’s words.
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