Posted: 12 May 2008 at 11:47pm | IP Logged
Hi again everyone
Thanx for the response, its really overwhelming & really wonderful.
Anyway here is the next part. Enjoy reading!!!!!
It's the first day of college for Aastha and she is very excited but a little nervous. She prays to Ganpati to support her through this new phase of life. Her parents are so proud of her, as Aastha is the first in her family to attend college.
Dhruv, Aastha 's childhood friend who is also middle class, is also going to college with her. Dhruv comes to her shouting, "Aastha are you ready yet? Come on we will be late." Aastha says," Dhruv, I'm not really sure if I want to go. How will I manage to pay the tuition fees? Who will look after mom, dad, Shilpa & Chaaya? Dhruv says stop looking so down & be happy that you were accepted in a big college, don't worry about fees, we'll manage to pay somehow and I will pay for you if I have to sell my clothes."
Dhruv & Aastha go for their first lecture which is economics. Aastha tells Dhruv, this place is so big with so many people, have you seen the way people dress & the cars they drive? Maybe we should have gone to a different college, something for our class." Dhruv getting angry, "we have the same right to be here as all these other high class people."
Suddenly someone comes from behind and says "You are right! Everybody has the right to be here no matter what your class." "Who are you?" asks Aastha. I think we went to economics together, I'm Deepa says the girl. "Hi Deepa, I'm Aastha and this is Dhruv, who I think has a strong opinion like you, "states Aastha.
Time passes and the three become really good friends. They attend the same classes and study together. They do everything together. One day, after class, the three of them are in the canteen together having lunch. Suddenly, somebody makes rude comments about Aastha's salwar & how middle class she looks & that they are eating from a tiffin. To be continued
…... I think I will end it here for now. In the meanwhile here are some questions to think about and discuss;
Who could the person be?
Who do you think will defend Aastha?
How will this change Aastha's life?
What role will they play in Aastha's life?
Have fun answering!!!!
Edited by Davi - 12 May 2008 at 11:48pm