Saturday, July 05, 2008

FILL THE CUP..



Sunday.. One that u desperately awaited for.. Well any working person does.. To chill off a lil with frends.. Some shopping.. Or just a saunter in the park.. Or may be a movie.. May be some chai at the nukkad and some sutta.. Or may be just a glass of mango shake and some chit chat with frens..
You are engaged in some soothing conversation.. Well, you need it the most, since Sunday’s outta be the most lazy day of the week.. And suddenly you hear “Bhaiya.. Chane le lo”.. You turn your head.. You find two small kids.. One say around 10-12 yrs old and the other may be 4-5 yrs old or may be younger.. You give a quick look at the kids though u did not wanted to.. The elder.. Sweet.. In a OK Shirt.. Shorts.. No slippers.. Holding a bucket in the left hand.. And is coddling his younger with his right arm!! You are unable to say NO to his request.. But ur gesture was enough to tell him you said NO.. “Bhaiya.. Le lo.. Acche se banaunga”.. he insists.. You shake your head all over again.. And this time you don’t have guts to look him straight in his eyes and give hima NO.. “Bhaiya, bas aaj bhar le lo.. Kal se nahi bolunga”.. he cries again.. Well you say “Nahi beta.. Nahi chahiye”..He didn’t insist anymore.. He turned away and walked off.. He didn’t request anyone else.. He just kept walking.. Dejected.. Younger, unware of anything…

Suddenly you started feeling low.. Looking down at the hard concrete you donno what is going on in your mind but you are feeling bad of something.. Suddenly images of all those young and abject kids.. Sleeping around open main holes.. Eating up anything lying on the street.. One in the local chai stalls getting castigated for what is not his fault at all.. You see a face crying for food.. Eyes filled with tears.. Some still happy with whatever they have managed for the day.. You feel like crying.. Frens ask you “what happened to you all of a sudden”.. well you say “nothing”..

It just took you two minutes to realize that the kid came to you with a ray of hope in his eyes to feed his younger brother.. May be they have lost their parents or may be they never had one.. Atleast he had the guts not to beg and take the responsibility of the kid on his own shoulders.. You get up.. Turn back in a hurry.. And start looking for the kids.. You donno whats there on ur mind.. But u just want to find the kid and do what he said or may be more……..

You search for the kids.. Everywhere in the market,.. Any place where they could be looking for their prospective sale for the evening.. You looked everywhere but couldn’t find them.. May be the almighty doesn’t want you to help them anymore.. You start feeling low.. This incident is going to haunt to for long now.. You just donno what to do? You feel desperate to help such young orphans who don’t have bread to eat, bed to sleep.. or threads to wear.. You go back to your room.. depressed and sad…

You come back to the new technical almighty “google”.. type in some random words to look for some way in which you can help kids like the one you saw today.. May be the kid was a messenger for all those others like him starving and dying….You come across many www pages.. But you find it arduous to trust any.. You are vacillated.. You are pissed off right now very badly, irritated… you fall in altercations with your near and most dear ones… you just cant do anything… unable to help urself you shut down ur lappy… lie down.. You think.. If everyone like you, makes it a point to fill just one CUP a week.. not a single kid would be starving.. Does a mere 10 bucks matter you so much that you can see those lil ones cry in front of you.. It doesn’t.. right?? Unknowingly, you take a oath.. Unknowingly, u have decided to help atleast one such kid to have the best life he/she can have.. Unknowingly, you take a pledge to fill atleast one cup a week.. Unknowingly.. but atleast you thought........ And you pray.. that everybody does………………………........


“unknowingly” if incase you decide to Fill The Cup : http://www.wfp.org/english

9 comments:

DiarySoul said...

Touchy, I had a tear ... :( just thinking of all those times that I said No, and I was Rude... But I guess I have grown from those teenage days when you just tell every begger you see "kaam kyon nahi karte hoo" like its that easy to get a job! I know that now...

Good Post.

Firefly said...

Well ... very few people actually can think like this in todays world...

Just want to say one thing What ever you are upto and what ever is in ur mind..I am always there for u!!..right beside holding your hand!

I am so proud of you!

Anonymous said...

nice...

sweetsmile said...

hmm... may be v can make a difference... but i'm yet to find a satisfactory way to do so...

priyanka said...

yaar i've plans to adopt all of them,so u won't hv 2 worry abt them.lets see by the time i die how many i hv adopted !!
but i'll say d event which made u feel so bad ,prob had no impacts on the kid because he is used to it.. if he has d guts to do a job at tht age n take d responsibility of his siblings nothin can stop him make an earning and by d end of day he wud sleep a satisfaction ( i at least wish tht).

Aditi said...

Hi Rupsie

First of all its a great and thought provoking post. Kuddos
I see that you are still wearing your thinking cap and writting these touchy topics.. well done

Second of all i am back and check my new blog.. at http://twilightreadings.wordpress.com .

Lets be in touch :)

Sensitive:-) Jigyasa said...

Quite a thought provoking post Rups....infact right now I am clueless as what to write....this just reminds me of a similar thing which happened with me @ the old Delhi station.......event I had posted that on the that time blogpage.....

And yup, I like the usage for Google as the technical almighty...!!

Keep Smiling

Aditi said...

Rupsie why havent you added my blog link to yours...
Not fair :(

MJ said...

there is just bout so much around that sometimes al my worries seem so immaterial in front of them...
these reality checks help us keep our feet on ground...