This episode took too much of time compared to the others. I just hope you guys like it.
The episode starts with Suhani leaving early from home. Sharad and Bhavana go for a date. Yuvi is playing with Snoopy. Gauri goes to him.
Gauri : Viyu, what are you doing here?
Yuvi : What do you mean?
Gauri : I mean, its weekend, why are you home? Call Suhani di, go out with her.
Yuvi : Ok.
He calls Suhani.
Yuvi : Hi.
Suh : Hi Yuvi, listen I am very busy today, I will talk to you later in eve. Bye
She disconnects the call.
Yuvi : (confused) Busy? On weekend? Where?
He calls Sharad.
Sh : Yeah guru.
Yuvi : Hey, listen I just called Suhani, she told me she is busy and cut the call. Do you know where she is?
Sh : Yeah, she spends Saturdays and Sundays in an Orphanage.
Yuvi : Orphanage? Ok, can you give me the address?
Sh : Why, are you going there?
Yuvi : Yeah, I am just curious to know what she does there.
Sh : Ok.
Sharad gives Yuvi the address.
Yuvi reaches the orphanage. He sees few kids playing basket ball. He goes to them.
Yuvi : Hi, I am Yuvraj.
Kid : Hi
Yuvi : I came to meet Suhani Shrivastav, is she here?
Kid : Yes, are you di’s friend?
Yuvi : Yes. Where is she?
Kid : She is inside, come on I will take you.
He takes Yuvi inside, to hall. They found Suhani playing Table Tennis (TT) with kids.
Yuvi : So she come here to play with them?
Kid : No, she comes here to teach them, she is a champion. She teaches them for free. They are preparing for the inter-district competition.
Yuvi : She comes all Saturdays and Sundays to teach TT?
Kid : Not just TT, Saturdays is for TT, Sunday she and Kasyap bhaiya come here to take tuition, they teaches us everything we studied for that week. Not just that, they play with us, ask us how the week was, as brother and sister does. Once I told them they are like my own brother and sister and I feel as if I have someone for me also, that I don’t feel like an orphan, they scolded me. They told me that I m not an orphan and they are my sister and brother. They make us feel that. They care for us like elder sister and brother. Now none of us feel like orphans, because we know that we have a sister and a brother.
I just listened to that kid and I understood how sad he felt being an orphan. Also I saw how happy Suhani and Kasyap had made them, being their brother and sister. I felt huge amount of respect for both of them. They filled happiness in these kids life. I looked at her. She was enjoying every moment to the fullest. They all are very happy; nothing in this world can buy this happiness. They looked very innocent and adorable. I kept watching them and unknowingly a wide smile came to my face. After a while she noticed me.
Suh : You here? How come?
Me : Sharad told me.
Suh : So?
Me : You carry on, I will wait.
Suh : I will leave only in the evening.
Me : No problem, I will wait.
Suh : Ok then.
She smiles and leaves.
I waited, I was watching them. She came to me when she announced lunch break.
Suh : I usually have food from here, what about you ?
Me : I will also have from here.
She smiled. She served me food, told the kids that for today she is going to have food with me and took me to a tree shade.
Suh : When did you come?
Me : About twenty minutes after I called you.
Suh : So you came here directly.
Me: Yes. For how long have you been teaching them?
Suh : Well, two months after I got my job. We needed money to but table and rackets. It took mine and Kasyap’s two months savings for buying the table and first set of practise rackets. Then we bought a practice racket every month and we now we have a pair of real rackets, which can be used for matches.
Me : (surprised) You guys bought all these? How did you meet these kids?
Suh : We came here as a part of our NSS project work from college. We spoke to them and they told us that they would like to play basket ball and Table Tennis, neither of us know basket ball, but we had a classmate who does. He agreed to teach them, we made the court; we used our pocket money for that. I know Table Tennis somewhat but we could not afford the equipments.
I looked at her, my respect for her doubled, no tripled, Ah! I don’t know!!
I was admiring her.
She told me about her coaching experiences. She told me about all the fun they had while practicing, how proud she felt when her students played well, how she was prouder when one of her student defeated her in a match. She was telling all these with too much of enthusiasm, in her usual speed.
After sometime a kid and called her. She went with her, smiling at me. I smiled back.
I saw few kids in the garden and went to them.
Me : Nice garden.
Kid : Suhani di designed it.
Me : She like plants?
Kid : Like, she love them, so she designed this garden, on every special occasion she will make plant one more of them. For her no occasion is not complete without planting a tree.
She surprised me again, I thought.I smiled at the kids and went back to her, she was coaching kids. I felt very attached to her. Today I met the really Suhani. Thank you Gauri for suggesting that I should meet her today and thank you Shard for giving me her location.
Yuvani argue over Yuvi’s vintage car.