was a memorable experience for me. With the warm welcome and loving hospitality
I was beginning to feel comfortable and at home right from the time I stepped
into the house. In no time, Santosh’s kids, (4 year old daughter Swara and 1
year old son Swarit) mingled with me and pulled me to play with them.
played with Swara I began to think how analogous our life is like this game…
for a moment we race up the ladder but on another we fall down gulped by the
snakes. Swara was excited with every ladder she climbed and was overjoyed and
elated when she managed to defeat us and win the game. Then she led us to
another game of riding the train. Swara played the engine and Santosh and I
were the bogies. Santosh’s one year old kid Swarit was clinging on to his dad’s
leg sending a message that he is also in the game!
occasion of Sankranti there were Puran Poli for lunch. Santosh, his wife and I exchanged
a lot of stories and memories of SHG meetings and workshops over lunch. I also
shared a few stories of the Bhubaneshwar conference. Santosh’s wife was very
supportive of the idea of Self-help group and she opined that such a group is
very much necessary for PWS to come out and speak.
on “Kolaveri Di” and “Chikni Chameli”.
wife and playing with his kids, I have had one of the best Sunday’s I had for a
long time. Santosh is parting away. He is leaving Goa and is going back to his
home town Mumbai soon. SHG’s create a bonding that is certainly beyond
self-help and stammering.
Sanket! The star from Goa is coming to rock Mumbai…