Originally posted by karkuzhali
Baby travels back to the 16th Century , when Jalaluddhin Mohammad Akbar was ruling over almost the entire Hindustan.
(Shagun, the Prez of the Akdha Admirers' Association, is also an admirer of Baby Sarasa and her adventures..She wishes Baby to travel to Jalal's DEK in the 16th century, by travelling in a Time Machine..
Baby Sarasa, motivated by her loveable sister, travels back to the mid 16th century...)
Baby lands near Jodha's apartment.
Baby: (thinks)...mm.. whose palace is it? Is it slim aunty's? No, no it is not..because no shouting is heard or no things are seen thrown outside... Or is it Rahim's mummy's? But where has Rahim gone? ...
(While she is thinking, she hears "Hey Manmohana "song. She goes inside..Jodha is doing arti..Baby is stunned by her beauty..For a moment she thinks Jodha aunty is prettier than her mommy. But suddenly she erases the thought from her mind..'no,no, my mommy is the best..')
This last bit is psychologically perfect. No child will accept that anyone else can overtake her Mummy in any respect. And then beauty, and much else, lies in the eyes of the beholder!
Jodha: Hey pretty child.. who are you? What do yo want?
Baby: Jodha Aunty, you look very sweet.. Can I call you Akka?
Jo: Sure Baby, here take the prasad...where did you come from? You dress differently.. and, how do you know my name?
Baby: Akka, do you know I come from the 21st Century? There we all dress up only in short clothes and no one will wear like you, or the slim aunty or the white dress grandma..
Jo:(Laughs) Who are all of them?
Baby: Don't you know them? They are all your relatives..
Jo: Oh.. I catch your point..(laughs).( Jodha is pretty sharp, seeing the way in which she cottons on to Baby's cryptic descriptions so quickly!)
By the way, how do you know us?
Baby: We watch Jodha Akbar TV serial ...and I watch you daily.. I want to see Jalal uncle..Can I see him..?
Jo: How could you watch me after 450 years? Do I look old in that? Oho! The vanity of woman!
Baby: No.. you look pretty in that..But I don't know about all these .things.If you want I will ask Ekta aunty and tell you..Can we go to Jalal uncle now?
Jo:Oh, yes.. he is in the DEK after so many days.. Come on..I'll take you there..
Moti: Who is this Jodha.. Did you bring this child also like that Babu you brought from the temple?
Jo: No,no Moti...She has come travelling backwards from the 21st century..She wants to see Shahenshah..and I am taking her to the DEK..
( They go to the DEK)
Baby: What is a DEK akka.. My teacher told me that ships have decks.. Is Jalal uncle waiting for us in the ship? A close cousin of handsome- handmany!
Jo:(takes a second to grasp the question) No, no no baby, DEK means a place where people come and make complaint to the king, and the king will solve it..
Baby: Like our Princi's room..
Jo:( Thinks for a second and decides to nod)Yes..yes.. it is like that..Now this is perceptive and very funny. Jodha clearly has no idea that Baby is talking about her school principal, but she plays it safe and nods!Which is what many people do often, at times with unexpected consequences!
( They reach the DEK...Jalal sees Jodha entering the DEK with a Five year old pretty girl..His imagination goes wild..)
Jalal: ( Speaks to himself) Oh, how lovely my sweetheart looks..and the pretty baby.. I wish I have a daughter like the little one after I get an heir from my Jodha Begum..(Aloud)..What are we going to discuss today Atgah Saap?
Atgah: Huzoor! No one is having any problem in the sultanate ..Everybody is paying the taxes without grumbling..People are happy..and no one has brought any complaint today Shahenshah..
Jalal: (angrily) Then why did you convene the DEK Atgah Saap? I would have spent more useful time in the Harem..Yes, being harangued by his Ammijaan, Ruqaiya and at times even Salima and Jodha for his acts of commission and omission, mostly wrongly. The chap is a glutton for punishment!
(Suddenly a tiny voice is heard...and Lo! It is Baby Sarasa!)
Baby: I have got a complaint Uncle..
Jalal: Who is there, come out from behind the purdah...
(Baby comes to the aisle...like our elected MPs do in the Parliament..Rustling noise is heard in the Diwan..)
Baby: Uncle, I always see the slim aunty slapping the tall man in girl's dress..Poor man.. Will you please give punishment to slim aunty?
Jalal: My dear child... This is the only thing that your uncle as Shahenshah cannot do! ONLY? Now that is a joke!
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( Shagun is sitting staring at the AAA page..Grandma comes there)
Grandma: Hi, Shagun.. what are you looking at? You don't even see me coming..eh?
Shagun: Sorry grandma, I didn't see you coming.. I was watching Baby travelling back to the 16th century to the Akbar's Durbar in the time machine Grandma :???