When the earth moves, everything else stops.
In these moments, ‘life’ itself becomes precious. All the rest fades away. Ambition, Money, name, fame. Its back to the basics.
Just to be able to breathe. Just to be able to live. It is these ‘earthquake’ moments that re-teach us the value of life, of being human first and foremost.
We have filed an appeal in the High Court to quash the false FIR registered against us by the cops. It is truly preposterous. The FIR says that we detained two constables, who incidentally had loaded guns with them, obstructed them from performing their duties ( if they know what they are in the first place) and the SHO had to come with cops from two thanas to save them from confinement. I mean it would be a brilliant accusation only if it were not so funny. In the process of getting their constables released, they also arrested me and two of our employees. According to the records of the local thana, I am an undeclared ‘bad character’. So much for the respect for education and entrepreneurs in this country.
AAI is doing a good job. All the minutes of the meetings being conducted are being uploaded on the website. The meeting for height clearance is being conducted every month and all concerned can heave a sigh of relief. Decisions are being taken and files are moving. Good, great. Voila.
Appu has been travelling with her friends and has one more trip planned in the coming week. Finally, she is not dealing with the cops or the crisis situations in the office or in the house. She is doing stuff that normal girls her age do. She has got admission in the Copenhagen Contemporary School of Dance and is planning to spend a year training with them. Good for her. She knows what she wants to do. What direction to take. I was quite clueless at her age. I will miss her but she needs to follow her path now. Fly to new horizons.
The house is running and the office is running. We have work although the team is next to nil. We are either not big enough, or smart enough or tough enough to be able to get and retain the right talent. I am spending nights and days in the office every alternate day. Whatever works. The show must go on.
Not expecting too much from life.
Sometimes that is the only way to live.