Sunday, August 4, 2013

Wishes

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 40; the fortieth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is "MAKE A WISH"

Mom was crying .... she was sitting by window alone in her room.

I went near her and asked "Mommy, why are you crying?"

"Nothing Beta, Mommy is just feeling little sad" Mom said

"I know why you are sad." I said hugging my Mommy

"Is that so?" asked my Mom with a feeble smile

"Yes!!! you are crying because Bhaiya did not come again this time, right?" I said

"Oh!!! my poor baby." Mommy started crying again

I started crying too but we both sat there hugging each other just then I saw it...

"Mommy!!! Mommy!!! see a broken star quick make a wish" I squealed

"OK baby!!!" Mom said smiling and closed her eyes ..

I did not ask my mom her wish because I knew she wanted a Bhaiya like Papa and Grandma and Grandpa

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My Mommy is again expecting ... this time it is going to be a Bhaiya after all Mommy wished it on a Shooting Star and such wishes are always fulfilled.

Everyone was so happy about this new baby, I was also very happy and waiting for my little Bhaiya

I started collecting little toys for my Bhaiya, he would want to play with the new toys not with my dolls.

There was a function too and everyone wished mom that this time it would be a boy and everyone was sure and everyone was happy, It was like they also knew about our little shooting star and wish.

Finally the day came and Mom went to the hospital with Papa and Grandma. I stayed home with GrandPa waiting .. waiting .. I fell asleep..

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When I woke up, the entire house was silent and I could not find any one.

There were some noise coming from the bedroom, and then I saw ..

Mom was crying .... she was sitting by window alone in her room.

This time too Bhaiya did not come and Mommy again was alone ..

"Mommy!!! why didn't Bhaiya came this time too, why didn't the wish came true?" I asked crying

"Oh!! my poor baby .. Wishes are so feeble they are just a way to avoid reality." Mommy said crying

"Tell me Mommy, what happened this time .. this was the 3rd time you went to the hospital and every time Bhaiya didn't come. Why?" I asked

"Because my Angel there was no Bhaiya and your Papa and Grandma don't want another Girl." Mommy was now crying more than ever

I was also crying with Mommy .. then I noticed one eye lash on Mommy's cheek ...

"Mommy!!! see the eye lash I have heard this wish is very powerful. I will make a wish this time God will not ignore my wish and we will surely get a Bhaiya next time." I said crying.

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Time passed nothing happened ..

its true that wishes are the dreams we see when we are awake .... I am 20 years old now and my family finally got Bhaiya on their 6th Attempt. He is now 10 years old and everyone loves him including me.

What I can't understand is how can Papa who is an MBA can continue to blame Mom when she did for not giving birth to a Boy. Simple biology says that father is the one who determines gender of the fetus so how can my Mom be responsible for not giving birth to a boy. And why no one still understands that a Girl is as good as a Boy and there is no point discriminating between them.

I am an adult now and studying to be doctor .. I just saw a shooting star but I no longer believe in wishes.


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35 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful. Even educated dicriminate between a boy and a girl. so sad.

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    1. Thank you very much Kalpana for liking the story and I concur it is so unfortunate that even educated people carry on this worst trend and worst of all women are the ones who are most opposed to a girl child in most of the cases. So Sad indeed

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  2. सुन्दर और मार्मिक रचना विकास जी


    किताबी ज्ञान तो बहोत बटोरा
    और डिग्रियां भी हैं
    डॉक्टर हैं इंजीनियर हैं एम् बी ए भी हैं
    बस हम इंसान नहीं हैं
    बेटा सर का ताज
    बेटी पैर की जूती
    बाप ने छला हैं
    फिर ससुराल में पीसी
    और कही बच गई
    तो दरिंदो लुटी
    कुछ हो न हो
    हम इंसान नहीं हैं

    वंदेमातरम् में ये भी कसम जुड़े
    "खेले हर खुशी
    जाँच कर नहीं
    कोख की कभी
    ले ये अब कसम
    वंदेमातरम वंदेमातरम"

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    1. Thanks Shashi for liking the story ... I am not against abortion but I am very much against selective abortion which is almost always done to get rid of female fetus ... So Sad .. All the Best to you too for BAT.

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  3. Awesome..beautifully written...ATB for the BAT 40

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    1. Thanks Vajra .. Glad that you liked it .. Same to you buddy.

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  4. Reality!! beautuful!! :) all the best for BAT!

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    1. Thanks Uthra .. glad you liked it but I realize that it is just a sad thing that such barbaric practises are still in use.

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  5. Nice post. No wishes are left in this world with so much discrimination.

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    1. Thanks Neelam for liking the effort.

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  6. sadly that's still the case in so many places in our country.....

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    1. but beautifully written, and does complete justice to this burning topic.

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    2. Thanks Titli for your wonderful comments.

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    3. Thanks again Titli I loved your story too :)

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  7. Very meaningful story. I liked the ending.

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  8. Very nice thought potrayed. Sadly this pratice still keeps continuing

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    1. Thanks for the comment Rahul and Yes its very sad but we can only hope that people would start seeing the reality.

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  9. a sad truth prevailing in the society...very beautifully written...
    All the best for BAT :)

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    1. Thank you very much Rhythm I really appreciate your kind words of encouragement.

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  10. Gosh....the idiocy of our times very well portrayed! Good job! ATB for BAT!

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    1. Unfortunately this idiocy has been going on for so many years and still it's so prevalent that I have serious doubts sometimes whether we are truly progressed or is it just a smoke screen. Thanks for your comment and wishes.

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  11. A bitter reality of our country, such obnoxious behavior has brought India to this ruth state...Very well Written Vikas sir :)

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    1. Just call me Vikas Ayushi and yes it is bitter and so sad that such evil still persists now more than ever. Its amazing how we start using any wonderful technology for evil so quick. Mobile Phones = mms, sonography=selective abortion .. truly disturbing and amazing that we find out the most strange evil uses of all the technologies .. still Thanks for liking the post and the comment dear. Take care all the best for BAT.

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  12. it feels sad when educated people behave like this and we believe that education eradicates evils.

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    1. Yes Cifar it is sad but what is heartwarming is that when I see my friends who love their daughter and wanted a girl all along. Its so true that change begins from the home. Thanks for the comment buddy. All the Best for BAT.

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  13. It's sad that even educated people can behave like this!! Wonder, when our society will improve ??? Gender equality in india is far fetched....
    Gripping narration...sad, but kept me hooked! ATB for BAT, Vikas...

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    1. It is very sad but it's important to keep on raising our voices whenever we can. Thanks for liking the story and for your wishes. It's nice to get appreciated by wonderful blogger like yourself.

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  14. It IS a real story! That's tragedy that India will go through years and years...
    Coz colleges can only give degrees, but who will educate the mind inside...
    It's real sad that people still belive in all this stupid stuff :(

    Nice post! ALl the best for BATOM :)

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    1. Hi Megha yes it is so very sad and keeps on happening. I do try to write to bring such issues to the front. Our education system needs to change sooner than later. Thanks for your comments and wishes. All the best for BAT to you too.

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  15. This is very beautiful Vikas. I thought you would win, but nevertheless, you will soon.. Keep writing..

    Someone is Special

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  16. Thank you very much Sarav, your praise means a lot to me. Well there were lot of positives, my max number of votes ever in BAT, me coming in 3rd place, see it wasn't all bad. There's always the next time.

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