Friday, March 17, 2006

Aankhon Dekhi

Most of us spend all of our lives running after our goals, motives... money, power or anything. We don't even notice what is happening around us and how others are living their lives.

It was a small village near Ranchi where I was moved by this incident. That year farmers were eagerly waiting for the rain. But, Monsoon was playing tricks.

The Mukhiya of that village, his family and some people were sitting outside his hut, looking at the sky with hope and were frustrated with the games nature plays.

Suddenly his son came from the fields running and shouting... Dad!! rain is coming!! I can smell it!! He said it with much conviction. Mukhiya smiled at his son as if he believed him. A thunder followed and everybody looked at the sky again!! Mukhiya's elder daughter asked if it would really rain. Mukhiya looked in her eyes and replied in affirmative, and her eyes started shining with hope. But again, Nature played its trick. No rain!!

After half an hour, suddenly sky became very dark and eyes more hopeful. The younger daughter of Mukhiya became ecstatic when a tiny drop of water fell on her little palms. She started dancing and showing it to everyone present there as if she held a trophy. And after that even nature could not remain cruel. Here came the heavy rains. It became difficult to distinguish between the rains and the tears of happiness. Mukhiya's son was telling people “look, didn’t I say?" Mukhiya was shouting “Come on everyone!!! Let’s celebrate!! Bad times are gone!!” Everyone was so happy. This year Mother Nature did listen to them. The smiles on every face were worth a million dollars!!

Mukhiya ordered everyone to enter in the hut to avoid getting wet. And everybody followed, except the younger girl whom nobody noticed, was still dancing in the rain...with her trophy!!!!!

( With thanks to the article in Times of India )


Blogger Psycho McCrazy said...

so, saurabh is back, with another one of his really nice posts...

but bugger, when are you going to complete my tag????

1:23 AM  
Anonymous joy said...

two things came to my mind reading this one. first, it seems to be incomplete, actually i thought something will happen. second wheres the trophy if the girl was dancing in rain.

1:30 AM  
Blogger Voice said...

first thing
*this is not wat i expected
*what is this :)
*sometime i feel like that i can smell rain too.
*first drop [or the drop when rain has not started] seem cheerful and precious.
*if it was raining after really a long time then no one should have danced in the rain as acid content in that water is always high.
*i think u liked this article very much. it must have something which has triggered some emotion in ur heart.

****nicely written

2:11 AM  
Blogger saurabh said...

yeah I am back!! yaar tumhara tag to complete karna hai.. but u knw its very difficult.. i m tryin

something did happen..may be you cant get it!!
the girl was tightfisted..( trophy in the fist ) :)
It was a precious trophy..
@ bhav
Even you would have found it impossible to give ur fundae of acid rain to those ppl at that time..
and yes, your last point is true..

thnx ya all for commenting

2:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saurabh good post.

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

havent read it yet... kgp aa ke padhunga... waise.. advance may congrats .. i htink u must have written it very nicely...

avinash singh

5:47 AM  
Blogger Vivek Malewar said...

saurabh takes a one step back from his rebellious atti !

1:44 PM  
Blogger saurabh said...

thanx bhai... keep visiting and commenting.
@ mallu
guess nature ne panga nahi liya nahi to :))

thnx ya all
suru/kone wala

11:13 PM  
Blogger Avinash singh said...

u have been tagged by me.. check out my blogpage

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a great story. Waiting for more. film editing schools

8:00 AM  

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