Posted: 25 September 2005 at 9:48am | IP Logged
Baby is walking alone in the darkness on her crutches. She imagines that
she throws her crutches away and is able to dance. She snaps out of her
dream and looks down at the harsh reality of her life - her crutches. The
next day Charubala and her husband Tu-sshar reach the Thakkar house.
Charubala informs Ba that they are there to stay for a few days. Ba looks
at the large amount of luggage in dismay.
Charubala tells Ba that Tusshar will be able to get a lot of good boys for
Baby. She does not say Tusshars name and says woh instead. She keeps
talking in this fashion and says woh instea of Tusshar. In the kitchen Lila,
Pravina and Meenakshi have a bet about the number of times Charubala
will say Tusshar. Pravina provokes Charubala to say Tusshar's name ten
times and wins the bet. Ba asks Charubala to find a house just like theirs
The next day Baby is sitting in teh courtyard doing some embroidery and
Gattu comes there with the phone and tells her that Aneesh is on the line.
Aneesh asks Baby if she liked the sandals. Baby tells him that she cannot
wear them since she is not normal. Aneesh tells her to stop crying and
says that Baby will walk in those sandals and he will support her. He asks
Baby to come for his beer's launch party but Baby refuses saying that she
has to go to Charubala's place for some function. When Gattu asks her
about the function she says that she lied to Aneesh because she wants to
stay away from Aneesh since she is not normal. Gattu says that even he is
not normal. Ba comes and says that Gattu is normal like his brothers. On
hearing that Gattu asks whether he too will get married. And then he says
he wants to marry Rani Mukherjee. Ba tells him that he will get married.
Ba apologises to Baby and says that it is her faulth that Baby has polio.
She says that she was so busy that she forgot to give Baby the vacination
on time. Ba assures Baby that she will find her a good boy.
The next day Pravina says that she cannot make the breakfast since the
gas tank is empty and no one has got the new tank. They blame
Meenakshi for not calling the gas company and she says that she did call.
Just then Tusshar starts yelling from the bathroom. He had started
washing his face and the water was turned off. Ba comes there and asks
what the matter is. Meenakshi comes with a bucket of water from the well
and pours it on Tusshar and Ba praises her,
Pravin comes and tells Ba that their's is the only house in the area without
water and there is reason why the gas tank has not come and why the
water has been cut and he tells Ba that only she can save the house. It
ends on Ba's thoughtful face