Gangaa 1 June 2020: Gangaa says It is your house so you will only decide who will live there and who wont. I will come there only when you will ask me to come. It will surely happen.
Sagar is worried. Dadi will never do it. I wonder why she is acting so arrogant. Ganga challenges Amma ji. This worries Sagar all the more. why did she have to say all this? She is already upset with you. I too wont be able to do anything now. Why did you do it? I don’t know if you will come back every again or not. Amma ji calls it Ganga’s ego. It will take you down one day. You cannot come to my house till I am alive. Go in the ashram. Spend the rest of your life there only! Sagar interrupts them. Come with me Ganga. Papa has sent me. Ganga refuses to go with him. Amma ji repeats her words. This girl will never step inside my house, neither today or ever! She walks away.
Sagar reprimands Ganga for doing what she did. She will never do it. Ganga says you always misunderstand me. He calls her arrogant again. I came to fulfil my promise. She points out that she was not being arrogant. Think what you want to but I will only come home when Amma ji will come to take me. She leaves. Sagar shouts after her. You don’t have to come back. I will live without you.
In the ashram, Ganga justifies her act. Bappa used to say that one should lilve with self-respect and not live on anyone’s pity. Sudha tells her that Amma ji will never come to take her. Pishi Ma says the world does not even looks at widows. Ganga explains that she is still alive. I will live only with respect. Sudha thinks that these big words will take her down one day. Mamta says she will understand with time. Sudha denies. I will have to be stricter than before so she realises things fast. She is a widow. She has to accept it if she has to live here.
I want her to go to that house. We all are dead but she wants to live. She will not find it here but in that family. I will have to be very strict with her for the very same reason. I will have to show her the worst form of our life so she gives up on her arrogance and apologizes to Amma ji.
Amma ji notices a girl wearing modern clothes. She rushes towards a guy. Amma ji mistakes it that she was looking at her. She drops the puja thaal from her hands by mistake. The girl lounges at the guy and threatens him to behave with girls the next time. Amma ji mutters that the girl is stupid. She does not even know how to talk to others. The girl tries to help Amma ji but she pushes her hand away. The girl is surprised at this gesture. Amma ji advises her to act like a girl only. This will suit you. The girl questions her if this was written in some book. Did you not notice how the kid was behaving? Amma ji walks away muttering to herself. The girl thinks of her as an angry old woman. She must be lecturing all the girls in her house day and night. She has lost the address.
Madhvi gets to know that Ganga has refused to come home. Niru justifies Ganga’s stance. She knows that you don’t like it that she lives her. No person with self-respect will like it ever. She wont compromise with it ever. Amma ji calls her arrogant and ill mannered. Niru replies that she too is arrogant. You made a very big mistake by stopping her from coming home. Rectify it by bringing her home. Amma ji asks him if he wants her to apologise to that girl. Is this how you respect me? Madhvi tries to control them but in vain. Niru tries to make her mother understand but she thinks that he will always take Ganga’s side. I too have a right to voice my opinion. She will not come back here in this house ever again and no one will talk about her. Sagar seconds her. She is not my friend. I had gone to bring it but she doesn’t want to come back. Why force her? I have decided not to think of her or to talk to her. MAdhvi tries to make him understand but Amma ji shushes her from taking Ganga’s side. Finally Sagar can see things clearly. Don’t feed him nonsense. Niru reasons that Sagar should understand the difference between right and wrong.
Amma ji cuts him off. Sagar is right. You both are blinded by your love for that girl. Niru walks out of the house in a huff. He forgets to take his lunch box. Amma ji asks Maharaj ji to take it to court. Amma ji goes to her room to bring money to give to Sagar. Meanwhile, Sagar tries to ask why he is saying so. Sagar says I will have to forget her if she does not want to come back. Why should I think of her? He leaves.
Sudha stops Ganga from going to school. You will come with us to ask for alms in the afternoon. This is your only way to survive if you want to live in this ashram. Ganga refuses to beg or eat alms but Sudha stays put. You are a widow. You will have to follow our rules if you have to live here. You will have to listen to me! Ganga declines. You are wrong. I am not like you. I am different. I will not live like you all do. I will live off nicely. Mamta questions her. You are scared to see us begging for alms. You do not have such a strong will power.
How will you spend your life if you don’t do it? Pishi Ma too says the same thing. Ganga takes her bag and leaves. Sudha shouts after her. You will have to come with us. You will have to do what I am telling you! I will drag you with me. Pishi Ma asks SUdha if they are not being a little too strict with Ganga. Sudha denies. If she has made up her mind to live here then she will have to bear this in future or else she can apologize to Amma ji and go back. No one will stop her.
Amma ji gives instructions to Maharaj ji and Mehri about tomorrow (something related to Shrad). Sagar thinks of Ganga. She is also a lady. She too will have to do this. But why should I worry for her when she isn’t staying here anymore? He goes to freshen up. Amma ji tells Madhvi that no one should eat outside food in Shrad-paksh. Even guests should not come in such times. But Prabha walks inside the house anytime. Guests bring Pitr-dosh. The girl walks inside Chaturvedi House asking for Niru. Amma ji is irked to see her but Madhvi recognizes her.
The girl walks inside Chaturvedi House asking for Niru. Amma ji is irked to see her but Madhvi recognizes her. Madhvi runs to give her sister a hug. Madhvi’s sister is goes quiet to see Amma ji there. Madhvi introduces them to each other. It is my cousin sister Barkha. Barkha apologizes to Amma ji for morning. She politely asks Mehri to keep her bag inside. Amma ji looks at Madhvi. Is she going to stay here? Madhvi nods. Barkha asks for food. Mehri tells Amma ji that the bag is very heavy. Amma ji deduces that maybe she came to live here for too long! Till when will this problem stay in my house?
Sudha insists upon Ganga to accompany her. Ganga clearly tells her that she is not a coward. She comes there holding a potli, all set to go with Sudha and the other ladies. I am not even scared of hard work. You don’t even have to drag me forcefully. Bappa used to say that one needs a lot of strength to live with respect. I have that much willpower. I don’t fear anything. Let’s go. Sudha taunts her. Find out how hard we have to work to arrange the food that you so arrogantly decline to eat. Mamta talks highly of the man. He always gives something or the other to us widows.
We never return empty handed from this house. Sudha warns Ganga not to create any drama here. Don’t utter anything wrong too. The man asks Ganga to spread her cloth so he can give her fruits and other stuff. Ganga replies that she has not come here to beg. Why should I do it then? All the ladies get tensed. Ganga says I don’t need alms. The man questions Ganga why she has come here then. God took your husband. I pity you all and look at this arrogant girl. No one will come here from tomorrow. Sudha says sorry to him but he dismisses them. Sudha scolds Ganga for replying. Ganga cannot understand why they have to beg. Let us do some work. We can get money and then buy stuff for ourselves. It is wrong to beg. Sudha agrees to do things as per wish for today.
Barkha sits outside as she relishes the food cooked by Madhvi. Her studies of medical are over. She is waiting for her degree. Madhvi tries to take her inside when Amma ji comes there. Barkha offers her halwa. You need sweets. Amma ji advises Madhvi to make her sister understand the rules of this house. Barkha again addresses her as aunty ji but Amma ji wants her to call her Amma ji only. Barkha finds it boring. I will call you Ams. Mehri thinks that Amma ji will scold her now. Amma ji insists upon following the rules but Barkha points out that rules are made to be broken. Relax.
Maharaji is also scared as no one as spoke to Amma ji like this. She goes to take more halwa. Amma ji sends Maharaj ji in the kitchen to help Barkha. Madhvi apologises to Amma ji on her sister’s behalf. She has never lived this way. I will teach her everything. Amma ji makes it clear to her that everyone has to abide by the rules of this house. No one can break them. One girl went and now another one is here!
Sudha approaches a lady for work. The lady taunts Sudha. Do anything but I wont let even your shadow in my house. The lady turns to go when Ganga holds her feet. The lady looks at her in shock / anger. It is wrong to beg. Why did you tell Sudha Bua to do so? Why don’t you give her work when she has asked for it? She is talking so sweetly while you are so rude. The lady asks Ganga to leave her. I will have to purify everything now. She summons her servants. I will have to take bath again. This is the sin of your last birth’s karma that you became a widow in such a young age. Go away! She leaves. Sudha asks Ganga if she is satisfied now or not. Ganga retorts that they dint become widows as per their wish. I dint do anything wrong. Sudha says this is what I was trying to make you understand. When will you accept this truth of your life? This is the way the society treats widows!
Mamta asks for work from someone but the man makes his servant push them away. All the people close their doors on the faces of the widows when they ask for work.
Sagar thinks of Amma ji’s words. Will Ganga also do this puja? She is also a widow. Yash come to invite him to play. Sagar wonders if Ganga went to school today or not. Sudha Bua is very strict. He runs to the ashram. He peeks in from a distance. The door of the ashram is closed from inside. He looks at the ball that he is holding. He aims it towards the door. It reaches Pishi Ma. He goes to pick it. She knows that he has come to meet Ganga. He denies. We were playing cricket when the ball came here. Ganga will anyways be in school. Sagar gets to know that Ganga has gone to beg. He runs from there.
Ganga still does not want to beg. Sudha reasons that no one is giving them work even after begging everyone. Mamta adds that they have to collect as much alms as they can today. Ganga corrects her. It is begging. Sudha makes Ganga sit on the stairs. We have been insulted enough today because of you. They all move ahead. Ganga is sad to think that no one is giving any work to Sudha Bua and other ladies. We too can work just like Mehri Didi. She looks at two kids sharing chocolates. She thinks of Sagar, Bahu ji and Niru. She smiles.
A drunken man holds Sudha hand as he tries to give her fruits. No one will give you so much stuff. He holds SUdha’s hand forcefully. Ganga cannot take it. She throws a stone at him. The man holds his head as he experiences pain.
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