This is a story during the time of my ancestors and it’s told to me by my grandpa during one of the noon’s when we both sit together and gossip about the changes happening ‘now and then ‘.
Grandpa asks me, what is your diet dearest?
(This moment is the moment which scares me the most because at this time grandpa scolds me most relating to my food and often ends up avoiding to talk with me unless and until I promise him to eat on time )
Me: Dadu I eat, whatever I get, whenever am hungry – trying to convince him with a tricky answer.
Dadu: Hehe, you will never have a balanced-diet now na and then in your future you will miss that your Dadu told you to eat nicely.
Me : Dadu but I don’t like eating this ghee or oily food , if I eat them more via chapatti it doesn’t even suit me .
Dadu: This today’s generation na , They can’t even digest ghee .
During my teenage we all friends sat together and ate 15 kg’s of ghee and then walked 15 km from one village to another to sell the remaining 15 kg .
So that moving on foot would digest it all .And moreover now a days all the work you people do are vehicle dependent, we did every work by our own feet so we stayed fit .
Me : Dadu you are such a gentlemen !
Wow , tell me more about your time ?
Dadu : we climbed trees and ate original fruits and now a days the fruits which you eat are artificial and medicines intoxicated .
Me : but then Dadu we don’t have a option na ?
Dadu : There is an option every time .
You guys should make groups and should invest time in cultivating.
Me: Dadu but no one knows cultivation plus no one have that much spare time to cultivate too .
Dadu : yes .But to be fit you have to do hard work .
Well my child ,I recalled a story of fruit selling .
Let me tell you this .
( stories by grandparents created the most beautiful scene and climax in every children life ,after all Grandparents are the first one who introduce us to the word ‘Kahani’ )
Excitement fills in my eyes and I sit with widely open ears .
Me : Jee Dadu .
Dadu : This is the story of your great grandpa’s time .
He was a tall man of 6.5 feet and had big moustache .He had a pleasing personality and does the work of growing and selling fruits on large scale. He sold all fruits (Fresh mangoes, green and black grapes ,watermelonsetc) ,fresh and sweet ,so his fruits were very famous in all the nearby villages .During that time people trusted each other , so if anyone said or promised anything by his words than that would become more valuable than a written contract .
But then devils and liars exits in every part of ‘Time’ and there were few that existed even that time m
One Day , the gentleman sold 20 quintals of fruits to one party and they said that they will make the payment on weekends as promise.
He agreed , but then later after two weeks when he went to ask them for money ,they refused to pay back .
This started quarrel among them .
A court case was raised and the party was asked to be present at Parbatsar – a village .
Both the parties went there a day before.
The lawyer of grandpa asked him , if he brought his ‘books of accounts ‘ with him or not ?
He said I forgot .The lawyer said that without those books of accounts he would lose the case .
It was 7p.m of the night already and that time , there were no vehicles .
My grandpa owned a camel , he never sat on the camel , but took him along with him while travelling .
So he took his camel and started travelling , he travelled total of 300 km took his ‘ books of account’ and came back and slept at 4a.m in the morning .
In the morning the other party was happy because they believed that He will lose the case as he don’t have legal documents and were enjoying .
But when the case file was opened everyone was shocked ,when Grandpa presented the accounts and he fought the case bravely and he won the case because he was true .
His bravery and style created a new statement , and he became a hero !
I smiled listening to the hard work my ancestors did , I smiled and felt asleep on his laps ….
Thinking if it would be the situation in present ,we all would be scared instead of fighting with the situation.
Moral :- Be brave, avoid blind faith on people and till the last moment you can do anything and everything so utilize every second and give your maximum.