#InstaTale 4

So, it was a sultry afternoon when I boarded the second bus to home.(I usually take to change three buses and some footsteps to return to home from College). Yeah! And the day was a hectic one. We had to perform multiple experiments one each on finding the ‘Slump of concrete ‘and the other one on the ‘action of coagulants’ and yet another on ‘Finding the dry density of soil’. Three experiments in a day in quick successions usually demand a lot of calories, but when you don’t have much, it all is extracted out from your stored fats! And guess what, You won’t be needing any workout for another two days.( Bit exaggerated though!!😇)

I jumped up the bus and threw myelf on the last three seats. I was badly tired!

I could barely open my eyes, but I had to as the Bus conductor demanded in a stern voice,”Haan bhaii Ticket”.

I gave him a twenty rupee note and suddenly something unexpected happened. A lady who was aged probably in her early thirties suddenly collapsed while looking for a seat. Probably, it was a heat stroke.

And the situation quickly turned chaotic. The driver stopped the bus. There were not many passangers. Allof them assembled, surrounding the lady. The lady was laid on the seat. 

“Water”, one man demanded.

And I could not guess that no one in the bus had a bottle of water, for a fraction of second everyone began looking at each other. Now, all I could perceive that the situation demanded me to give my water bottle. 

“Have you kept the water bottle?” Suddenly My Mother’s words echoed in my mind.

I quickly gave the bottle and fortunately it had not become warm. It was still cool.

A lady wiped the face of the unconscious lady. They sprinkled water over her face continuously and applied some to her head too.” Its damn hot!” Said the lady who examined her forehead.

In the mean time a nearby villager had quickly called a friend of his to bring the Doctor from the nearby nursing home.

The Doctor came and examined the patient. He asked the people to quickly take her to the nearby hospital. 

The people helped her to get into an autorickshaw and rushed her to the hospital.

The next day when I was going to the college, I heard some people discussing the previous day incident.

They said that the lady was pregnant. And lost her conscious due to dehydration and heat stroke. She was checked up by the doctor and was recovering well since the last 18 hours.Their relatives have been informed by the people and the Doctor broke out on her family members due yo their neglected behaviour and irresponsible attitude with a pregnant lady!

The doctor also advised everyone to keep a bottle of water with them. You never know when a drop of water can come to your rescue.


That Summer afternoon

It’s almost July, and the warmth during afternoon hours has really shooted up almost like never before. Its almost unbearable to walk for a few kilometers, provided you have caps and sunglasses to fight the heat.
Nearly, a decade ago, I used to read about GreenHouse Gases and Global warming. Today, I can probably see it considerably affecting the seasons and their usual patterns. March used to be rather cooloer than it appears to be today.

Anyways, for those of you who must be wondering ,why have I  turned into a GREENMANIAC suddenly, the following excerpt answers it all.

So, I was on the way to market, with most of myself trying to steal some shade of the trees.
On the balcony of the corner house, I saw a small kid,doing something that is generally unexpected, but quiet mature an act to leave us astonished and inspired.

She was a small little girl dressed in a cute pink frock, with prints of cindrella and small little threads of silk osciallated as she jumped up and down , while clapping her little hands. A smile spread on my face for no reason known until, I moved my face at an angle ,enough to catch a glimpse of a small earthen pot, with water in it and a pair of pigeon and another pair of  sparrows, sitting on the brim of the pot, trying to wipe out their thirst. I saw their small beaks dip into the shallow pot and almost each drop of water that was sipped by them went rolling inside their throat ,to  ensure they are at least not thirsty anymore.The need and importance of water is clearly evident from this excerpt. All we need to do, is to act on grounded realities in addition to writing posts to make the people aware of the importance of water and collectively make it notion to use water judicioulsy thus ensuring its sustainability.


image credits: indianhomemaker.wordpress.com via google images

They sipped water for nearly 30 seconds in all, and set off to their destination, as it appeared to me. The Little girl did not know that she has set, probably, one of the biggest milestones of  humanity and Kindness. The birds must have thanked the little girl, and above all, she had done something which is lost somewhere in todays world!
We are so busy in our own world, so rapid in our actions, that we cannot even visualize such acts of humanity, let alone doing them ourselves.

I personally thanked the girl from the bottom of my heart,not in words, but by waiving an “Excellent Job Done ” to her and just thought to spread her little act of humanity into the world.

Please Do Not hesitate to carry out many more such acts of humanity and Kindness. I know you may be Hell lot busy with your work but it will take just two minutes out of your Blogging or chatting time.

Keep spreading smiles!