Ganga 9th October 2015 Written Episode
The girl walks inside Chaturvedi House asking for Niru. Amma ji is irked to see her but Madhvi recognizes her. Madhvi runs to give her sister a hug. Madhvi’s sister is goes quiet to see Amma ji there. Madhvi introduces them to each other. It is my cousin sister Barkha. Barkha apologizes to Amma ji for morning. She politely asks Mehri to keep her bag inside. Amma ji looks at Madhvi. Is she going to stay here? Madhvi nods. Barkha asks for food. Mehri tells Amma ji that the bag is very heavy. Amma ji deduces that maybe she came to live here for too long! Till when will this problem stay in my house?
Sudha insists upon Ganga to accompany her. Ganga clearly tells her that she is not a coward. She comes there holding a potli, all set to go with Sudha and the other ladies. I am not even scared of hard work. You don’t even have to drag me forcefully. Bappa used to say that one needs a lot of strength to live with respect. I have that much willpower. I don’t fear anything. Let’s go. Sudha taunts her. Find out how hard we have to work to arrange the food that you so arrogantly decline to eat. Mamta talks highly of the man. He always gives something or the other to us widows. We never return empty handed from this house. Sudha warns Ganga not to create any drama here. Don’t utter anything wrong too. The man asks Ganga to spread her cloth so he can give her fruits and other stuff. Ganga replies that she has not come here to beg. Why should I do it then? All the ladies get tensed. Ganga says I don’t need alms. The man questions Ganga why she has come here then. God took your husband. I pity you all and look at this arrogant girl. No one will come here from tomorrow. Sudha says sorry to him but he dismisses them. Sudha scolds Ganga for replying. Ganga cannot understand why they have to beg. Let us do some work. We can get money and then buy stuff for ourselves. It is wrong to beg. Sudha agrees to do things as per wish for today.
Barkha sits outside as she relishes the food cooked by Madhvi. Her studies of medical are over. She is waiting for her degree. Madhvi tries to take her inside when Amma ji comes there. Barkha offers her halwa. You need sweets. Amma ji advises Madhvi to make her sister understand the rules of this house. Barkha again addresses her as aunty ji but Amma ji wants her to call her Amma ji only. Barkha finds it boring. I will call you Ams. Mehri thinks that Amma ji will scold her now. Amma ji insists upon following the rules but Barkha points out that rules are made to be broken. Relax. Maharaj ji is also scared as no one as spoke to Amma ji like this. She goes to take more halwa. Amma ji sends Maharaj ji in the kitchen to help Barkha. Madhvi apologises to Amma ji on her sister’s behalf. She has never lived this way. I will teach her everything. Amma ji makes it clear to her that everyone has to abide by the rules of this house. No one can break them. One girl went and now another one is here!
Sudha approaches a lady for work. The lady taunts Sudha. Do anything but I wont let even your shadow in my house. The lady turns to go when Ganga holds her feet. The lady looks at her in shock / anger. It is wrong to beg. Why did you tell Sudha Bua to do so? Why don’t you give her work when she has asked for it? She is talking so sweetly while you are so rude. The lady asks Ganga to leave her. I will have to purify everything now. She summons her servants. I will have to take bath again. This is the sin of your last birth’s karma that you became a widow in such a young age. Go away! She leaves. Sudha asks Ganga if she is satisfied now or not. Ganga retorts that they dint become widows as per their wish. I dint do anything wrong. Sudha says this is what I was trying to make you understand. When will you accept this truth of your life? This is the way the society treats widows!
Mamta asks for work from someone but the man makes his servant push them away. All the people close their doors on the faces of the widows when they ask for work.
Sagar thinks of Amma ji’s words. Will Ganga also do this puja? She is also a widow. Yash come to invite him to play. Sagar wonders if Ganga went to school today or not. Sudha Bua is very strict. He runs to the ashram. He peeks in from a distance. The door of the ashram is closed from inside. He looks at the ball that he is holding. He aims it towards the door. It reaches Pishi Ma. He goes to pick it. She knows that he has come to meet Ganga. He denies. We were playing cricket when the ball came here. Ganga will anyways be in school. Sagar gets to know that Ganga has gone to beg. He runs from there.
Ganga still does not want to beg. Sudha reasons that no one is giving them work even after begging everyone. Mamta adds that they have to collect as much alms as they can today. Ganga corrects her. It is begging. Sudha makes Ganga sit on the stairs. We have been insulted enough today because of you. They all move ahead. Ganga is sad to think that no one is giving any work to Sudha Bua and other ladies. We too can work just like Mehri Didi. She looks at two kids sharing chocolates. She thinks of Sagar, Bahu ji and Niru. She smiles.
A drunken man holds Sudha hand as he tries to give her fruits. No one will give you so much stuff. He holds SUdha’s hand forcefully. Ganga cannot take it. She throws a stone at him. The man holds his head as he experiences pain.
Precap: Amma ji tells Madhvi to explain the rules of this house to Barkha. Hope you don’t regret otherwise in future! Sagar says you are still acting arrogant. I did so much for you. Ganga says true friends don’t make you feel that they are doing favours for them. If you were my true friend then you would have understood why I said that to Amma ji.