It took us 10-15 minutes to break the wordless conversation and finally she spoke. “Aap kyu nahi aaye itna din?” and began our conversation. She told what she watches on TV. She was telling what all she was upto these days. She explained all her drawings, offered me Halwa and Bhujia.
Nanu is full of love, she shared the best she has. She gave me a flower from her garden. She shared a small foam piece she played with. “Hum ice cream banaaye tab, aap aao,humaare ghar pe,” said Nanu.
It’s unusual to bid bye to my little friend. I took a leave and went on to go home.
I was on my way to home but, I met my students. Chetan, Kalpana. Jigar joined in. Meeting after long time! I had the happiness to see those faces again talking to them in our old style.
“Mann nahi lagra badi school jaane ka,”said Chetan.Do I have favourite student? Everyone is my favourite!!
Glad to see all these kids. Nisha didn’t get out. Soniya just got out. Met the whole family and they were gracious enough to understand my flawed Hindi.
I met Karan and Krishna enroute home. Glad to see these little kids smiling and being in their own world.