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Hi everyone. I always wanted to start a Blog but was hesitant. After getting encouragement from my wife, I made up my mind to write a Blog for short stories. I had the habit of telling my daughter bed time stories. She enjoyed it a lot, its a different thing that if some grown up would be sitting nearby, he or she would surely leave the room within 10 minutes, but this never stopped me and my daughter have the fun..

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MODERN DAY KRISHNA

If Lord Krishna would have to tease Radha in the present world of Gadgets and online social media availability, he definitely, would have used them in his day to day life.

The story revolves around, basically, the three characters : (i) Radhika (ii) Subhadra and (iii) Krishan. Subhadra and Krishna being brother and sisters and Radhika being best friend of Subhadra. This was the time when these three were having school summer holidays and being neighbours had the opportunity to meet time and again in the tution class or dance class or in the park. The Scene is of Tution Class where all three studied together for the subject Maths. They all had latest mobiles, I-Phone laced with updated apps. The prominent which kept them busy was (i)Facebook, (ii) Twitter and (iii) Whatsapp.

The favourite  app of Radhika was Whatsapp. She was  member in atleast 10 groups and the biggest group of them was that of her school friends. Krishna believed more in Twitter as he liked that people follow him rather than he giving follow back to anyone, except to special few, like Radhika. Subhadra was comfortable with Facebook as she liked the gossips and comments on any issue, moreover from there she could also keep an eye on the activities and moves of his boy friend, Arjun. All three went for the tution class.

Radhika, Subhadra and Krishna : Good morning teacher , ‘Drona’.

Drona : Good morning students. How are you all ? As I promised you, I have prepared a mock maths question paper for you all to solve. I have typed and scanned in pdf and will forward you from my mobile.

Drona then quickly googles few teaching sites and then download’s one mock question paper from the facebook page of the teaching site ,’BYJUS’ and forwards to the student.

Krishna: Chuckles..

Radhika looks at Krishna with awe. While the teacher is busy sending with his laptop, she does whatsapp to Krishna ‘What is it?   Krishna whatsapp again that this is the mock question paper from BYJUS which he solved last night.

The teacher says  that he is going for some important work and would like to see the paper solved on coming back, i.e., within half an hour.

Krishna solves it in 10 minutes and send’s the pic of solved paper to  Subhadra. The following conversation takes place on Whatsapp between them.

Subhadra: Thanks Bro. Please also share the solved paper with Radhika.

Krishna: Let her ask and then I shall definitely send.

Radhika: I do not require, any help. I shall do it myself.

Subhadra : What’s the matter Radhika ?

Radhika: I am angry with Krishna. Yesterday, when I was taking a pot of Butter to my Dad’s shop in the market, he confronted me and offered to sell it at a price more than the market price but till now he has neither returned my Pot nor has given any money for it. I doubt he has eaten it himself along with his idle friends.

Subhadra: How can you say that he might have eaten it.

Radkhika : I saw his tweet, ‘ utterly butterly delicious’ and his picture in which he was posing along with the AMUL girl.

Subhadra then checks the tweet and replies back, ‘Have you eaten the whole pot’

Krishna tweets back : Na Sis, just tasted a bit.

Radhika sees the tweet

Radhika tells to Subhadra in a loud voice: Krishna is a liar, I myself have seen pictures posted on facebook by his friend Sudama in which he is seen eating butter along with him and his friends from the pot of mine.

On listening to the loud voice, the old mother of the Drona comes out of her room.

Mother: Childrens do not talk, I shall tell to Drona, better do your homework.

Radhika then forwards the facebooks pics of Krishna, Sudama and friends to Subhadra.

Subhadra writes on the facebook picture post: What brother, have you eaten the whole of butter.

Krishna wrote back: No, I just tasted it. Got to be sure that the butter is not spoilt.

Subhadra: Why is Sudama having it ?

Krishna: As customers were not forthcoming, Sudama had to eat a bit himself to make passerby realize that the butter is good and they can buy it.

Subhadra: Why are your friends having it ?

Krishna: The other guys are not my friends, they are prospective customers, just tasting it before making a mind to buy.

Subhadra: Then how much did you sell it ultimately for?

Krishna : I couldn’t , the butter was so less that it got over by just offering a bit of it to the prospective customers.

Radhika whatsapp to  Krishna: You have neither given me money nor any butter.

Krishna : Your butter was not good enough, so there was no buyer.

They all left the tution class after submitting there papers to Drona. Though Krishna had solved the paper in 10 minutes, but the student who got the highest marks was Radhika.

Subhadra(on Messenger): Hi Arjun, can you come in the park by 6 pm. I need to tell you something.

Arjun (in the park): Hey my Shubuu, what’s up !

Subhadra : Krishna has gone very naughty and teases Radhika now and then, do something to slow him down.

Arjun : No problem, this would be the first thing in the morning that I shall do.

Next day, early morning Krishna goes to the field for grazing his cows and  Arjun too  reaches there to meet him. On seeing Arjun,

Krishna : Hey Parth, how come you here.

Arjun : My lord, Subhadra is little worried with the way you play around Radhika. She has asked him to help her out. I somehow controlled my laughter and have assured her that things would be fine by tomorrow.

Krishna : Hahaha, you know Parth, in this world, everything is so materialistic, even the actions and words committed by human being have  motives behind, if you sit back and recall, it is difficult to find memories worth cherishing, therefore by such incidents I create memories that can stay close to my heart forever. As far as the  loss of butter-pot by Radhika, do not worry, I shall makeup for that. My Flute is updated with state-of-the-art technology and I can set frequencies waves so at to reach out only to the desired listeners. I have set the frequency as to reach the cow-shed of Radhika’s house.

Krishna then played his flute with such melody so as to be audible only to the cows in Radhika’s Cowshed. Radhika’s mother was milking at that moment. As soon as the cow’s heard the melodious flute, a spell was cast on them and they kept on giving milk, more than usual. Radhika’s mother was astonished and happy at the same time. She already has filled 10 buckets of milk as compared to the daily average of 5.

Krishna took Arjun along to Radhika’s house

Krishna : Hello, is anyone home ?

Radhika’s Mom : Who is it ? Oh Krishna and Arjun, how come you are here ?

Krishna: Hello Aunty, I have come here to compensate Radhika for the loss of butter pot.

Radhika’s Mom : Oh forget it, do not worry. Today is an auspicious day, my cows have given me milk, twice of what I get daily. This will not only makeup the loss but also give me some surplus butter to sell. You have come at the right time, have some butter and food.

Radhika : Oh Krishna, you are here along with Arjun, it’s very good. I was saying Mom about the pot full of butter which you took from me. She was very upset early morning, now face the music youself. Mom have you enquired about the pot with Krishna.

Radhika’s Mom : Oh sweetheart, forgive the poor soul. He had no bad intention, he looks so innocent.

Krishna laughs hearing this and Arjun laughs along while Radhika turned red in anger but was not in a position to say something or do something.

Moral of the story is that do not take life too seriously, it’s only one chance that which we have got, take it easy, enjoy it but at the same time act responsibly so as to not to  harm anyone with your acts and deeds and should always be ready to make good the loss.

BALAJI RO BHAJAN

Balaji mahra, Balaji mahra….

Balaji mahra bega aawo na, Balaji mahna darsh dikhlawo na

Mei toh thana hi udeek rahiyo, thari hi bat  hu me jot rahiyo,

Mahro kaaj bhari hai isso, so mand ro bhar hai jisso,

They hi aash ho mahri, dil ki darkhwast ho sari,

Kaam kathin hai bhari, samashya sir per aa ri
Balaji mahra, Balaji mahra….

Balaji mahra bega aawo na, Balaji mahna darsh dikhlawo na

Din dhukiya ka laaj they rakho, mahri bhi mann ri bath they rakho

Kiyo jo mei ne loga su vyado, baa sakla ro they rakhjo kyado,

Kast mharo aab mit hi jawa, ghoto tharo aab jorko aawa

Dusta ka sir chakrawa, budhi banki sahi ho gawa.

 

Balaji mahra, Balaji mahra….

Balaji mahra bega aawo na, Balaji mahna  darsh dikhlawo na

Mei kyu aashay mahsus karu, kyu mei kuna mei beth maru,

Mei hu na koi isso bisso, mei toh hu eek bhakt ro kisso,

Balaji bhawa thari  bhakti  mahna, karo aab jo jacha hai thana

Mhari aab  laaj hai thari, karo saab, vinti  mahri

Balaji mahra, Balaji mahra….

Balaji mahra bega aawo na, Balaji mahna darsh dikhlawo na

Sahas mei hu tha su pawu, thara gunna su mei raj raj jawu

Kadam aab jor ko badau, piccha hatna ko naam n sunawu,

dekhu aab shakti thari, Kunsi vipati padsi bhari

naam tharo me le ker jawu, Darsh tharo aaj hi pawu

 

Balaji mahra, Balaji mahra….

Balaji mahra bega aawo na, Balaji mahra darsh dikhlawo na

Balaji mahra bega aawo na, Balaji mahra darsh dikhlawo na

TWO SISTERS

There were these two sisters. One was Maya and the other was Chaya. Maya was very frank and attention seeker while Chaya was rational and shy. Inspite of many dissimilarities they were the best of budies for each other and the level of comfort which they found in company of each other was no where else to be found. They made it a point to sit and talk, share, discuss, laugh and cry out the important events of the day, may it be scolding from Dad, appreciation at school, support by Mom or any other. They being twins, had the opportunity to spend the most part of there day together, right from  going to same school, studying in the same section and sharing the same room at Night. When one comes to know that these two go along very well, one is under the impression that they do not have quarrels or misgivings but it is not true, they have hours of discontent too but at the end of the day, there love for each other triumphs over the disagreements. In any relationship, you will always find that one or the other is more understanding, without a bend of compromise here or there, no relationship can sustain, such was there relationship and Chaya was more understanding than Maya.

Maya’s way of doing things were different from that of Chaya’s. Though Maya sarcastically used to tease Chaya that she belongs to the old school and should have taken birth in the generation of her Mom and not with here, Chaya would laughs it out saying that its good that you are getting the company of your sister and supposedly(deemed) mom at the same time.

This is a incidence of Class III when the teacher took Maya in a dance program which was supposed to be performed on the School Annual Day but dropped her later stating that she felt that taking so many dancers on one stage will make the stage crowdie and would not give the impact that was required on the audience. Maya was very angry at this, in the evening then she was in her bunker bed for sleep, she told to Chaya that her teacher was a biased one and favoured the daughter of Mrs Briganza, our math’s teacher and now when I am out, Lulia Briganza would be dancing on the forefront of dance floor, taking all the limelight. Chaya replied that why was she reading between the lines, when your teacher said that too  many on the floor shall disturb the magical impression which she is trying to create , then so be it, by not dancing you are helping your teacher more than what you would have done by dancing. It was many months later when the same teacher insisted solo performance on a number and choose Maya for the dance, did  she realize that how true Chaya was. Life is not always that complicated, it’s that we make it complicated. These words of wisdom were nowhere else to be found.  Chaya too would find her day a waste if her sister did not share the incidents of the day or listened to her in the evening.

As they grew up, Maya being more prettier than Chaya used to get a lot more compliments. When in College, Maya took to cosmetics and all new stuff to make her skin look more young, innocent, fair and glowy. Chaya told her that what’s all this, you already get compliments then why make your face an experimental guinea pig where you have to try the cream of every single popular brand.

Maya :  Why don’t you  admit Chaya that you are jealous of me and does not want me to look more fair than what I already am. Moreover, I do not understand why you too get compliments many a times inspite you being not so good looking as I am.

Chaya (laughing) : You know me, there’s nothing like any of it in me and especially for you sister, I would always be more happy rather than being jealous and as far as beauty is concerned, I personally belief that beauty come not only from looks but also from your thoughts, your mannerism and the level of understanding you show on any matter.

Maya : You know that guy, Suresh, who is in with you in your lab practicals, stares at me and when such handsome guy gives me attention, I need to look the best.

Chaya : You might be feeling so but you don’t know him at all. He can stare you, get attracted towards you but he will not befriend you until and unless he knows you. Do you want to meet him, he will be coming for the science tution near our home. I shall call him home first then we would go together for the class, in the meantime I will introduce him to you so that you could know him.

Maya:  That would be great..wow.

Chaya knew that her sister was heading towards one more lesson in life and the sooner she gets it the better it is. Maya and Suresh were soon chatting, texting and sometimes partying with friends. In a late night party with friends :

Suresh  : Maya you need to make your way back home and should not drink more and moreover your concerned Mom would be calling you at any minute. Few of my friends stay in your area, so you could drop them too.

Maya : Oh Suresh,  don’t be a spoil sport, party is for having fun, enjoy  bring me some more and as far as my Mom is concerned she worries needlessly, will scold a little to me and that’s it, just forget. As far as your friends are concerned, why are they living, actual party has just begin.  If they leave now, they have manage of there own, I have just started to enjoy. Common lets rock…yeh…yeh…

Suresh didn’t like it but being a good friend avoided any unpleasant exchange of words. Chaya than came rushing to Maya and told her that did you see the watch, it’s already past 11pm and it would take another 1 hour to reach home, we can’t keep Mom waiting for so long and since few of the friends of Suresh stay in our area, we shall drop them too.

Maya : Are you serious, do you really want to go.

Chaya: Yes, I am serious and its time for you to get serious. Let’s go and please do not insist on driving, I know that at present I am the best fit to drive.

Suresh was glad that Chaya was understanding enough.

After a week, Suresh proposed Chaya to which she accepted, expressing her overwhelming happiness. Maya was so very disturbed by this turn of events, she was determined to have her last words in her life with Chaya in that evening. Maya loved Suresh and thought Suresh might be having the same feeling for her. Maya was charged and as red as hot iron, ready for deadly strike on Chaya.

Chaya (on seeing Maya):  Maya, my dear sister, you won’t believe what happened today.

Maya : Yeah, I am astonished, I still cannot believe and am in a state of shock.

Chaya: Shock ?. What for ?

Maya : I heard that Suresh proposed you and I am in state of shock to know that you accepted it ?

Chaya : Sister, what’s wrong in his proposal or in my acceptance ?

Maya: Suresh was mine, in fact, he is mine. You knew that I loved him then how dare you not turn down his proposal.

Chaya: I knew that you liked him but did you ever tell me that you loved him, moreover does he have the same feelings towards you.

Maya: Suresh never told me that he liked me or loved me so how could I say this to you and I did not tell you that I loved Suresh because it was so obvious, the way I talked about him and the way he greeted me.

Chaya: Oh common, he greets everyone the same way and I told you the very first day that he was different, he would never become your friend without knowing you and after knowing anyone, he would not go out and propose until and unless he gets what he wants in a girl. You being my sister, even if I would have turned his proposal down for you what would be the guarantee that he would have proposed you next. Though, he has proposed me but you can still go and find out for yourself what he thinks of you.

The next day on seeking Suresh in the College campus, Maya approached him.

Maya :Hi Suresh

Suresh : Hi

Maya: Tell me something honestly, do you like me ?

Suresh: Why are you asking ?

Maya : Just tell me.

Suresh: Offcourse I like you !

Maya : Then why did you go out and propose Chaya. What’s in Chaya that’s not in me ?

Suresh: Maya  do not take me otherwise but I like so many other girls too but that does not mean that I have feeling towards them so to call it ‘love’. Love is different from Like and you propose only to the girl who you love. You are also a very sweet person but I have a liking for Chaya. When you love someone, you don’t need a reason, the feeling comes from within.

Maya realized that she was being irrational. She realized that it’s not the outer beauty that can win hearts but it’s the inner beauty, character, grit, substance, integrity and strength that can get you laurels or make a place in someone’s heart.  So, the moral of the story is that if you want something positive to happen to you then the journey starts within.

IBMC#2 Freeze A Foto Challenge

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My  sister-in –law, Riddhi, was getting married, her marriage was fixed and everyone including me and my wife were very happy, as after ten years of my wedding another wedding was going to happen in the family . A feeling of happiness and enthusiasm ran among all of us. These are unique days, you feel the joy of seeing your dear one making a new bright beginning in life and it feels very satisfying to be a part of the event.

This was the day of the Sangeet, just before the ‘D’ day everyone danced there heart out. On request of my Sali Sahiba, I kept  curly locks as I didn’t have to work hard for it just skipped going for hair cuts :). Everyone was fond of that look , I must be sounding self obsessed but actually I was very excited.  Riddhi is just like a child to me. She was just 14 when I got married and seeing her happy was giving me a soothing satisfaction , which you can even feel now .

Well , The day of Sangeet was the day for me to flaunt my hair and my new look . Let me tell you that I am among the worst dancer ever around. My dance is the typical dance as shown by the friends in front of Bridegroom when he is sitting on the horse outside the Bride’s house.Every step was enough to evoke your burst of laughter at which you yourself would be surprised because you would be witnessing a man swimming who does not know how to swim, a person driving a car who does not know where the breaks are but the occasion was such that I could not stop myself from dancing.

Here comes the best part which I can never forget, God knows what came over me, I danced like a crazy in a nomadic manner, one of its kind. Riddhi enjoyed a lot, she joined me later, followed by the group of her lovely friends, Her Beautiful friends were encircling me and were hooting like anything  , Each one of them were enjoying the dance and I was the radius of the Circle on the hit number of that time ” Munni badnam hui”…darling there liye….They all portrayed as Munni and I was the darling :):) , Or In other words I was the Jhandu Balm on the ninth cloud and they were all having fun .. Whatever .. Those moments were full of craziness and Full of joy as till today whenever that song hits my or anyone’s ears in the family the neck always turns towards me .

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KANHU

कान्हू जूजू को लगता है प्यार

मेरी आँखों का वो तारा

देख मुझे सब छोड़ देता

बस चढ़ गोदी ख़ूब खेलता

हम दोनों की जोड़ी न्यारी

लगती सबको भी है प्यारी

कान्हू को जूजू की गोदी

गोद में मेरे जब चढ़ जाए

बाय बाय कर यूँ इठलाए

घूमने अब में जाऊँगा

कहता माँ से जूते पहनाये

फिर चली अपनी सवारी

बर्र बर्र चलने की तैय्यारी.. पवन

I want to introduce you all to Kanhu. Kanhu is my lil buddy actually He is “Parjanya ” we call him Kanhu with love , and as the name depicts he is just like Bal Gopal Lil Krishna. He has won our hearts like the almighty with his cuteness and innocent talks which astonishes one and all. He has completed his two years today, though there are many words which he cannot pronounce properly but he speaks enough to bring your interest in him. The words from his mouth sounds as sweet as the bells of a temple.

About a year ago, when asked about  me, as to who I am ?. He replied, ‘Ju Ju’. We could not understand at first. Then on asking him again, he said ‘Ju ju…brrrr….’. As I have an Activa and he enjoys a ride with me when he is around and must have heard his mom saying Jiju, so he gave me a new name JUJU .. I too became child with him and soon we were the best buddies . He responds back when I call him buddy , When I am around, he always prefer to come to me. I took it as a matter of pride and  could make other jealous by asking him to come to my lap from there’s to which he always responded positively. Today he is in mumbai and I am missing him a lot on his Birthday. I am actually writing this for him to read but  he is too small today for this. Time will fly soon like a bird and when he grows up he will be happy to read these words and wishes. I must say Kanhu and I are a team. On every given opportunity, I would take him out to mall, take car and pony rides, roam around in my Scooty with some person, may be masi, mama, mother  or be it any other person to hold him tight. When we were apart, he misses me and I miss him. Even today, when on a Video chat, on seeing me, he gets excited and shouts Ju ju..’, and makes everyone around jealous.

I just wish my Lil Buddy, my SON comes soon and we play again and have loads of fun together and I pray to the Lord he always stay blessed and Happy with the love and care of his elders and keep bringing smiles with his innocent ways  on our faces. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR  KANHU 

UNEVEN

via Daily Prompt: Uneven

The word ‘Uneven’ seems to be the most ‘Even’ phenomenon in our lives. I mean, look around, do you really think that things have stayed as they should have been or as you expected them to be. There are wonderful events in our lives which become memorable and as a natural tendency we as humans try to rebuild the situations which give us wonderful memories but honestly do we succeed everytime. The answer is no, the events or functions or ‘moments of joy’ give us warmth and uplifts our spirits only due to the special relationships we share with the people participating in the event, function or moment. As soon as the relationship changes, the warmth slowly becomes faint, gets less appealing and we do not find the same joy. This brings us to the realisation that life is uneven, whether we like it or not but we have to face the situations. When in School, we take the words of our classmates very seriously as they mean a World to us, if our best friend has said something against as , we get sleepless nights, if someone has said against my best friend than he was to face me first.But as we grow, old friends disappear in the oblivion and old sweet memories comes to haunt you, but that how it is. This is ‘Unevenness’, we try to make the situation ‘Even’ my mingling with our new college friends and soon after few adjustments , things starts  going smooth. This is life, we move on.

Friends, we need not panic. Things are here to change and we are here to plan. Plan you life, bring some balance. If you feel lonely, open up. If you are too frank, you may get hurt. Things will go ‘Uneven’, you can even this up by setting your limitations, knowing your boundaries and respecting the constraints that surrounds you. Soon, you will find friends pouring in. Its upto you, be it any situation, love with your spouse, parenting of your child, formal relation with your boss, gossips with your friends, the easy thing always would be to walk-away but soon you will realize walking away will only magnify the problem and it will come back and hit you like a bolt out of blue. Be it any situation, vow to face it, like a man, one o one, straight into the eye and you will soon realise that this was in fact the easiest thing to do. The issue will be over than and there and it wouldn’t come back to haunt you.

Be it any ‘Uneven’ situation, we as humans, filled with emotions, ethos, love, affection, feelings and warmth can always turn it into a favourable ‘Even’ situation.

I request each and everyone who is reading this, to give a chance to positive attitude, positive approach and positive thinking, if things do not get better than you can go back to your old ways but I know that after giving it a try, you do not have look back again….

 

 

The Honest Boy

There was this boy who was aged just 6 and lived with his parents in the suburbs of Rasoolpur, Rajasthan. His father, Ramesh,  was a daily wage earner and desperately wanted his son to get good education so that he does not endup  like his father. Though, he earned little but there was no complain in the family. The reason being that when he came home, he would fill the atmosphere with joy and laughter with his cracky jokes and witty narratives of the daily incidents.  The boy, ‘Ram’ loved his father a lot and waited eagerly everday for his father to come home in the evening. His father though illiterate but was an intelligent man. He told his Son that, ‘Ram’, in life, money is not everything, it is something which makes everything. The boy was confused, he asked, Dad what do you want to say. He said that see Ram, if we work, we gonna get money, the amount of money is determined by the quantity and quality of work you put in. If you get yourself educated, your quality will be rewarded highly but if you compromise on virtues and principles, your earnings will go down no matter, how big you become in life or how big your post might be. One should always be honest.

Time passed and with the hard work and sincerity of Ramesh, Ram graduated and got a good job in the city. He soon got promoted and with the new found power and money, he felt himself to be in the top of the World. His old father gave a visit to him in his office without prior notice. Ram was very happy to see his father in the office but at the same time, looking at the poor attire of his father, he felt a bit ashamed. He greeted his father and ordered tea and snacks for him. In the meantime, her beautiful colleague came and enquired about the new visitor. Ram took the girl, Poonam, in the corner and said that he is just a distant relative from his village. Poonam came to his desk to deliver the message of his boss that if he gives his report today itself, he had chances of pay raise.

Ram was every excited with this message. Ram told his father that he need to work late in office so that he can finish an assignment. Ram said that he will tell his driver to drop him at residence. Ramesh replied that he came to take Ram along with him to his Village, because her mother was very ill and doctors feared that it could be fatal.

Ram told his father, that tomorrow, early morning the first thing they would do is leave for Village. Ram took raw data  from his subordinates so that he can prepare the report. Ram worked late night but could not complete the report, he worked whole night inspite of knowing that early morning he is supposed to leave for village. In the morning , Poonam was very impressed to know that Ram was working whole night for the report. Ram said to Poonam that some data are missing and if she could fetch them from a file lying at his residence, he would be thankful.  Poonam went to his house and was greeted there by Ramesh. She came to know that Ramesh was none but the father of Ram. Ramesh told Poonam that how Ram was attached to him in his childhood and how much they missed him. Poonam felt very bad that Ram lied to him about his father. She took the file from the residence and delivered to Ram. She said to Ram that its already 1.00pm and she learned from the old man at home that you were supposed to leave for Village for some work.  Ram said that he will not be able to leave before evening. Poonam was so upset that she took half-day leave and left office. In the evening , Ram could not finish the Report but furnished Report to his boss as complete. He then ran to his residence. To his surprise, he found the door locked. He booked a cab and went to his Village, there too he found lock on door of his village house. The neighbours were also clueless as to where did they go.

At this point, Ram broke down. He said to himself that if something happens to his Mom, he would never be able to forgive himself. Ram was definitely tired, he went to nearby temple and felt asleep.

When he woke up in the morning, the temple priest recognised Ram. He said to him that his father had come with his Mom and a young lady to the temple and said that they were going to the City.

In the meantime, the boss of Ram called up to say that they suffered a huge loss due to decision based on his Report and he doubted its authenticity.   The Board had called a meeting and may even consider firing Ram if he does not prove his Report.

Ram told to his boss that honestly he had furnished report which was yet to be completed and was regretfully ready for any decision to be taken by the Board.

Ram called-up Poonam so that she could go and  attend his parents at his residence. He was also very enquisite as to why  Poonam took a half-day leave and left just before lunch , so he asked her the reason. Poonam said that she was upset at Ram for introducing his father as distant relative.

Ram said that he is very sorry for his silly behaviour was already feeling guilty. He said that Board is considering to fire him and that was appropriate thing to do in view of his dishonest acts. Ram also told Poonam that his mother is seriously ill and he was really worried about her.

Poonam told that I am really feeling ok now knowing at the heart you are still an honest person. She informed him that he need not worry about his mother because she went to village yesterday along with his Dad to fetch his mother. Her mother has been treated in a good hospital and doctor said that she will recover fast. She also said that she has informed the office about your parents so that they could grant me leave for admitting your mother in a good hospital. Poonam said that considering your tense situation, she was hopeful that Board would give you another chance and would not dismiss him.

Poonam always had something in her heart for Ram but he was too busy to notice it.

Soon, the cell of Ram ringed with his boss informing that they will not fire Ram but he will have to pay some fine and there would be no promotion.

Ram was delighted at the news. Ram realised that Poonam had a longing for her and what a fool he was to not notice it before. He called Poonam to thank her from the core of his heart for being a smaritan at such times. Ram then told her about the importance of honesty narrated by his father in his childhood, but it was only now that he has come to know the true meaning. The moral of the story is that virtues like honestly should be held tightly, they will not let you fall in life and will also help you rise.