The thursday Post Critiques 19.12.13


“Will you help me?” she raised her eyes from the newspaper. A woman was standing outside her gate.

“What do you want?” she asked.

“My husband is sick, I need some money for his medicine…” the woman lamented.

She went inside and picked up a fifty rupee note. She did not had much money herself but could squeeze out that bit. She gave the woman the money, the woman blessed her and then started to share her woe… her poverty, her selfish children… after a while she asked, “Do you have an old Sari?”

Well she always had some Saris she could give away to the people like this woman, who asked for an old dress. She picked up a sari and gave it to her.

“Do you have a packet?”

she packed the sari in a plastic carry bag and gave it to the woman.

The woman looked at her face, with deep penetrating eyes and then asked, “Are you alright? You dont look well… are you sick?”


6 thoughts on “The thursday Post Critiques 19.12.13

    • it was an actual experience πŸ™‚

      i used to get a lot of clothes, during festivals, In India its a tradition to gift people clothes, in my case mostly saris, and ever since my teenage i rather preferred giving them away to the maids who worked at home, long before they were worn too many time, sometimes, when i hated the colour i gave it away after wearing it once, to respect the feelings of the person who gave it to me, i really am not much believer up stacking up dresses which i will never wear.

      that old woman came to me, asking for some money for her medicine, i dont keep much cash at hands, because i dont need to, actually if you surprise me you may find me without 100 rupee at hands. πŸ™‚

      she asked me if i had a saree, so i went inside and gave her one of the saris i have picked out to apply scissorwork on, i use them as curtains when i dont like to wear them πŸ™‚

      the sari was absolutely new, i have not much worn it, starched and pressed, you should have seen the expression of that woman’s face, she must have thought i have flown out of a cuckoo’s nest. ha ha!

      well, have seen that expression before, cant blame her, but it tickles me all the same.

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