Little Miss Sunshine!!

A pinch of salt, a spoonful of sugar,a mixture of condiments,a dollop of cream... so are my stories, so are my dreams!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

A ray of hope!

She took a deep breath and said "this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen!!!" and cried like she had never cried before. The tiny little thing wrapped in a shawl gave out a deep resounding cry....Her world felt almost complete. She named her "Tamana", which means a ray of hope! She wished that the only man she had loved… who had vowed to be by her side through sickness and in health had not been snatched away from her by death

Working as a consultant for a small time company she never really earned a lot. As she was looking across the balcony of her house, watching her little daughter play, she thought to herself that the money coming in was just enough to sustain her and her daughter. She wanted to do something more, she wanted to give tamana all that she had never had in her life. She spent almost all her spare time coaching the students in her locality for their exams so as to earn some extra money.

10 years later

This was the day she had been waiting for, since the day her life was illuminated by this small bundle of joy that was placed in her hands 21 years ago. Her daughter was graduating as a gold medalist from IIT and had a job offer from one of the top 10 IT companies in the world. As Tamana walked up on the stage and and received that medal she felt that her sole purpose in life had been achieved....she as a mother felt successful.

On coming back home that day she discovered that her vision was blurred and she saw tiny dots dancing in front of her eyes. On a consultation with her doctor she was diagnosed with glaucoma and had to undergo an operation right away or else she could lose sight completely. She was nearly terrorized with fear....All through her life, the concept of self had been alien to her. But now she was worried for herself because of the fact that her daughter was leaving India to take up a job offer and she had to face life all alone in her old age.

Her being a diabetic patient made this operation all the more complicated and required much care. Lying down in her ward, just when she was contemplating what the future might have in store for her. She heard a soft tap on the door... Tamana came in quietly, held her mothers hand in hers and as if she had heard her mother's thoughts by telepathy, told her "Mom! How can I leave you alone....I just booked a flight ticket for you too.... "

P.S: this blog is dedicated to mothers day which falls on May 13th


  • At May 12, 2007 at 6:24 AM , Blogger Nivi said...

    Ahh a mother's day post...a touching one as usual!!!
    Everyday is mother's day for us as our lives almost come to a standstill without them.

    I loved the title .. it delves deeper and is in great connection with the depth of the story!!!

  • At May 12, 2007 at 7:27 AM , Blogger TechieFriends said...

    Awesome post..Radha

    As Nivi rightly said everyday is mother's day for us...

    there is a proverb tat says
    "God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers"

    Nice post..... Keep goin

  • At May 12, 2007 at 11:42 AM , Blogger Sesh said...

    Hey Anu,

    Very nice one n an awesome picture dat u've chosen.. kalaku..

    U've given ur mom a nice gift - dis post of urs :)

  • At May 12, 2007 at 11:46 PM , Blogger Navien said...

    Wonderful post!! very touching one!!

    As Nivi pointed out everyday is mother's day fr us. Without em lookin at d life ahead s as bleak as it can be..

    Loved the endin too!! Keep dem comin!!

  • At May 13, 2007 at 12:33 AM , Blogger Anu said...

    Thx guys for the honest feedback!

    Yeah very true our lives do come to a standstill without them

    Very apt quote da...
    Btw u gave me the inspiration to write this :-)

    Finally u read it!!! yipeee!

    Where is ur first blog???

  • At May 13, 2007 at 9:33 AM , Blogger ajaygroups said...

    Whoa!! This space on the net keeps getting better and better!!!!. Frankly ur best post till date.... for the sheer topic alone i wud rate it higher than others... not that others werent as good.. but a mother is someone who is very close to each and every one of us and for sure she deserves the best we can offer. U need not necessarily buy a diamond pendant for ur mom.. all it takes is a couple of sweet words said with real affaection and take it from me no mother expects even that.. So great post.. Keep going!!

  • At May 13, 2007 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Princess Banter said...

    Awww -- what a great post, very apt for the occasion too :) Mothers are greatly underappreciated and it's true, even if everyday is mother's day, we would never be able to repay back the kindness our mothers have ever shown us.

  • At May 14, 2007 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Irresistible Desires.. said...

    I just booked a ticket for you too..
    i mean the line jus makes so feel so good..amazing for Mother's day..
    n ya unlike Nivi..
    I feel d title cud ve(only cudve not tht i don lik it) been

    The Ticket For YOU..

    don't noe y it struck me while writing bout this title..

    Thnx fer passing by ma blog :)..
    LL come here often !!

  • At May 14, 2007 at 10:47 AM , Blogger BKa said...

    Great post An.. It was a very touching one ....

    Amma endru azhaikatha uyir illaiye ammavai vanagathu uyarvillaiye neril nindru pesum deivam petra thai andri verondru ethu

    (Oye An its Tamanna :-) )

  • At May 14, 2007 at 11:07 PM , Blogger Harish said...

    Bang on target !!!!!!

  • At May 14, 2007 at 11:51 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @irresistable desires

    Well to me "Hope" literally epitomizes that mother's life... It was more like the strength that pushed her to do better...

    thats y i had named it "a ray of hope!"

  • At May 14, 2007 at 11:53 PM , Blogger Anu said...


    Well i can have my own spelling for "tamana"... its a proper noun!!! :-)

  • At May 15, 2007 at 7:08 AM , Blogger Rohit said...

    Nice blog... wish i had come across it a couple of days earlier... wud hav atleast remembered to wish her then

    So, is this blog gonna be about short stories alone??

  • At May 15, 2007 at 9:27 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    Well not really!!! depends on the topic. Sometimes we wish to convey somethin that cannot be just put in a preachy for others to actually read it and think of it for atleast a moment, it becomes essential to weave a story around that concept.

    Honestly this is the first time im writing short stories...:-)

    btw this blog will be 100% ME!!

  • At May 15, 2007 at 11:58 PM , Blogger Rohit said...

    interesting approach... not the craziest i hav seen so far, but, definitely interestin...

    well.. all the best.. .lookin fwd to more '100% ME' short stories :)


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