Gangaa 13 April 2020: Sagar wants to know why but she says I am saying it for your welfare only. No one should find out that you are the culprit. You made a mistake and I forgave you as you are my darling. Niranjan will scold you like anything. He is in a very bad mood already. We had to throw away so much food and now this! He wont spare you. this is why I am telling you keep quiet. Pretend that you know nothing. Niranjan should not find out anyhow that you are behind it.
Niranjan returns home and is angry. 3 meetings were cancelled because of the movement of stars? People don’t care about other people’s time. Raghav tries to calm him down but in vain. Madhvi and Prabha notice him thus. She goes to make tea once Raghav ji agrees to it. Prabha leaves for her home. Niranjan gets a call from the same client but does not want to talk to him. Raghav ji explains that Mr. Singh is the top industrialist of this city. We cannot behave like this with him. Niranjan knows all about Mr. Singh’s journey to the top. I am not angry about him cancelling the meeting thrice. I am angry because of the case. Call him and tell him right away that I wont fight this case. Raghav ji says there are other ways to say no.
This reaction won’t appeal to Mr. Singh. Madhvi brings tea but Niranjan walks away saying he doesn’t want it. Raghav ji respects Niranjan for his values and ideals but you have to be extra careful and diplomatic when you talk to rich people so they don’t feel bad. Madhvi says you know I don’t interfere in his work. He nods. But you are the only one who can make him understand. You can say no calmly and politely too. There is no surety about these rich people. Why become enemies with someone for no reason? Madhvi agrees to try and talk to her husband once.
Niranjan is talking to someone on phone about car repair. Madhvi comes there while Ganga stands outside the room. Madhvi keeps the tea cup on the table and straightens his kurta’s collar. She tries to find out what is troubling him. he retorts that nothing will happen even if he tells her. You wont understand it. Madhvi says what Raghav ji had told her. It isn’t right to refuse someone straightaway. This angers Niranjan. Now you will tell me what I should do? Stop worrying about me and focus on your work. So much food (grains, etc) wouldn’t have been wasted today if you were a little careful! Focus on your responsibilities first. Go away. Madhvi is in tears. Ganga is sad to see them fighting. She immediately runs up to her Babu. Please don’t scold Bahu ji. She is not at fault yet everyone is scolding her only. See, she is crying so much. Niranjan tells her to go away but Ganga speaks up the truth. I had gone to the storeroom yester night. I told everything to Amma ji too.
They look at her in surprise. Scold me but please don’t say anything to Bahu ji. Madhvi and Niranjan ask her if she had gone to the storeroom. Ganga says I never lie. Madhvi again asks her if she was the one who opened the lock and stole some stuff from there. Ganga is all quiet. Niranajn cannot believe it that a girl like her, for whom self respect is everything, can do something like that. You are lying. He takes Ganga downstairs with him. Madhvi follows them.
Niranjan brings Ganga to the storeroom. Tell me why you had come here? Ganga says I was hungry. I had come here to eat mathri’s. They notice the jar kept on the top shelf. Niranjan wants Ganga to show him how she reached out for the jar. Ganga climbs up an oil container but still cannot get hold of the jar. Niranjan deduces that Ganga was not alone yester night. Someone else was with you. you dint get it on your own. Agreed that you came here, but with whom? Who are you trying to save? Tell me the name of that person. Ganga stands there silently. Niranjan turns to Madhvi. You had a problem with Ganga, who cannot think ill of anyone. She is quiet so Sagar or Pulkit are safe. She is sad because you got scolded for no reason. She took all the blame on herself and even told the same to Amma ji so no one is angry with you. And you? Madhvi realises her mistake. Niranjan leaves from there.
Madhvi is touched by Ganga’s act. Ganga wipes her tears. You don’t cry or I too will start crying. Madhvi hugs her.
Ganga thinks of her Bappa. She was ill once and her Bappa was taking care of her. he was so sad to see her thus. He had hugged her to make her feel better. Your fever would have disappeared if your Maiyya was here and had hugged you like this. Ganga hd hugged him tightly then. He explains that every pain disappears with a motherly love, a motherly touch.
Ganga hugs Madhvi tightly and closes her eyes. Madhvi cries and then kisses her on her forehead. Amma ji must have shouted on you and scolded you as well. Ganga says it is ok. I had made a mistake so I bear the scolding, the punishment and I will keep the fast too. Madhvi decides to talk to AMma ji but Ganga doesn’t want Sudha Bua to win. I will keep the fast. Madhvi smiles. That fast is really tough. You wont keep it. I will talk to AMma ji.
Madhvi tells everything to Amma ji but Amma ji already knows that Sagar was involved. But you wont tell anyone. you know how NIranjan will react to it.
Niranjan marches in the kids room and asks both the kids about yester night’s incident. It is sure either of you was with her, but who? I want to hear it from the culprit’s mouth only. Tell me who stole the mathri? Who is Ganga trying to protect by keeping mum? Both kids keep quiet. Niranjan says now I will punish both of you, even the one who is not involved in that incident. Niranjan leaves from there.
Madhvi agrees not to tell anyone. but you know that Ganga is innocent. Please forgive her. please don’t make her keep that fast. Amma ji stays put. How dare she go against me? I had told her not to eat after sunset yet she dint pay heed to my warnings. Madhvi points out that Ganga has not eaten any of the mathri’s. Plus it was Sagar’s mistake, so why should we punish Ganga? Amma ji is irked with her for she always blames Sagar. Sagar is innocent. That girl is too smart for him.
She must have led him to it. Can he ever do it otherwise? I have no enmity with Ganga. You are telling me to forgive Ganga but one forgives those who apologize first! That arrogant girl hasn’t apologized to me so how can I forget her? She keeps a condition that she wont make Ganga keep the fast if she apologized to her. Madhvi gets happy.
Sagar asks Ganga if she told the entire truth to Dadi. Why dint you take my name? She dint take his name as it would have caused a problem for him. I don’t cheat anyone. He tells her what he has done. She reasons that she cannot believe him as Amma ji has not yet told her not to keep the fast. Sagar is taken aback. Now she knows that I have done the mistake. Now she wont make you keep that fast. Madhvi joins them. Madhvi tells Ganga that Amma ji is ready to forgive her but she has a condition. You will have to apologize to her. Ganga says I haven’t done anything wrong. Madhvi puts forward the sunset point. Ganga asks her if she too believes that widows should not eat anything after sunset. Ganga and Sagar wait for her answer. If you tell me that this is right then I will apologize to Amma ji.
Madhvi replies that it may not be right but what’s the harm in apologizing to Amma ji. You will be spared of punishment atleast. Ganga tells them what her Bappa used to say. Someone who apologizes just for the sake of it; someone who lies; and someone who gives fake promises is a coward! I am not a coward. Madhvi and Ganga still tell her to apologize. Amma ji listens to their convo from a distance. Ganga stays put. I can apologize to her 100 times if I am wrong. I can even touch Amma ji’s feet and do whatever you will tell me to, but I will not apologize just for the sake of it when I am not at fault. Amma ji steps in. Look at this girl’s stubbornness. The fire in her eyes, her anger, is just too much. I have to break all of it or she will destroy this house one day. We will have to be strict with her from now only. Come what may, she will have to keep a fast.
Maharaj ji is keeping a tab on Maid working slowly. Amma ji gives the task of cleaning puja utensils to Ganga. Madhvi offers to do it. Amma ji suggests her to keep a fast first for that or let Ganga learn some work. Ganga assures Madhvi that she will do it. AMma ji is right. How will I learn it if I don’t do it? Amma ji sends Ganga with Maharaj ji so he can guide her how to do everything. Maid leaves for her home.
Maharaj ji gives a set of instructions to Ganga and leaves her with the utensils. Amma ji takes Madhvi aside for menu for tomorrow. Sagar walks up to Ganga. She assures him that she will do it all. It isn’t that tough. She shows the clean utensils to Amma ji next. Amma ji cannot find any fault with her work. Sagar looks on from outside as Ganga helps Amma ji in setting up the temple in her room. Sagar is worried for Ganga. Ganga follows Amma ji in whatever she does. They sit down to have food early morning next day. Maharaj ji gives Gangajal to Amma ji. Amma ji once again points out to Ganga that it will be a very tough fast. She explains all the rituals of the fast to Ganga. No food or water for the next 24 hours. I am giving one last chance to you. You can avoid keeping fast if you apologize to me. But she will have to fulfil the fast if she takes Gangajal once. What do you want – forgiveness or fast? Ganga simply holds out her hand so she can give her Gangajal.
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