Wishes

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 40; the fortieth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is “MAKE A WISH”

Mom was crying …. she was sitting by window alone in her room.

I went near her and asked “Mommy, why are you crying?”

“Nothing Beta, Mommy is just feeling little sad” Mom said

“I know why you are sad.” I said hugging my Mommy

“Is that so?” asked my Mom with a feeble smile

“Yes!!! you are crying because Bhaiya did not come again this time, right?” I said

“Oh!!! my poor baby.” Mommy started crying again

I started crying too but we both sat there hugging each other just then I saw it…

“Mommy!!! Mommy!!! see a broken star quick make a wish” I squealed

“OK baby!!!” Mom said smiling and closed her eyes ..

I did not ask my mom her wish because I knew she wanted a Bhaiya like Papa and Grandma and Grandpa

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My Mommy is again expecting … this time it is going to be a Bhaiya after all Mommy wished it on a Shooting Star and such wishes are always fulfilled.

Everyone was so happy about this new baby, I was also very happy and waiting for my little Bhaiya

I started collecting little toys for my Bhaiya, he would want to play with the new toys not with my dolls.

There was a function too and everyone wished mom that this time it would be a boy and everyone was sure and everyone was happy, It was like they also knew about our little shooting star and wish.

Finally the day came and Mom went to the hospital with Papa and Grandma. I stayed home with GrandPa waiting .. waiting .. I fell asleep..

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When I woke up, the entire house was silent and I could not find any one.

There were some noise coming from the bedroom, and then I saw ..

Mom was crying …. she was sitting by window alone in her room.

This time too Bhaiya did not come and Mommy again was alone ..

“Mommy!!! why didn’t Bhaiya came this time too, why didn’t the wish came true?” I asked crying

“Oh!! my poor baby .. Wishes are so feeble they are just a way to avoid reality.” Mommy said crying

“Tell me Mommy, what happened this time .. this was the 3rd time you went to the hospital and every time Bhaiya didn’t come. Why?” I asked

“Because my Angel there was no Bhaiya and your Papa and Grandma don’t want another Girl.” Mommy was now crying more than ever

I was also crying with Mommy .. then I noticed one eye lash on Mommy’s cheek …

“Mommy!!! see the eye lash I have heard this wish is very powerful. I will make a wish this time God will not ignore my wish and we will surely get a Bhaiya next time.” I said crying.

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Time passed nothing happened ..

its true that wishes are the dreams we see when we are awake …. I am 20 years old now and my family finally got Bhaiya on their 6th Attempt. He is now 10 years old and everyone loves him including me.

What I can’t understand is how can Papa who is an MBA can continue to blame Mom when she did for not giving birth to a Boy. Simple biology says that father is the one who determines gender of the fetus so how can my Mom be responsible for not giving birth to a boy. And why no one still understands that a Girl is as good as a Boy and there is no point discriminating between them.

I am an adult now and studying to be doctor .. I just saw a shooting star but I no longer believe in wishes.

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This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 41; the forty-first edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is “SWEET AND SOUR”

‘Hotel California’ the song played as his phone rang

“Hello, what is it?” He said grudgingly, he was busy in a very boring meeting

“Sir very bad news” Said the voice over the phone

And he told him about what really happened

“Oh Shit!!! Arrange a meeting quick.” He said suddenly very alert

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The office was abuzz with activity as News channels usually do every hour since they became 24 hours thing

Sahay’s phone rang

“Sir very sad news” Said Varun the field reporter

And he came to know about what happened

“Really very sad news thanks for the news” He disconnected the phone.

Quickly send an OB Van to cover the news another to the Minister’s home

He was little sad but very happy as there wasn’t going to be any shortage of news now and he would be able to keep the channel busy for few days non-stop. He was also happy for Ad-Money they were going to earn.

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Phones were buzzing in every home

“Hello?” Said Mr. Sharma

“Hello?” Said Mr. Yadav

“Hello?” Said Mrs. Mishra

And then everyone ran from their homes to only one destination.

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It was a very confusing scene with everyone talking at once as they all wanted CM’s comments on the issue.

But CM was still busy handling and directing the officers and weren’t yet ready to address the press.

After all what can one say after such a tragedy?

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Two hours earlier – at the school

Kids were sitting in a line for their lunch.

They ate their food and it was different than usual, it tasted little different, it tasted a little sweet and sour.

But usually the food was bland and it was different so they ate …

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In Bihar .. began the news channel

91 kids died after eating Midday meal.

It was indeed a busy day for the news channels and very sad day for everyone else.

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