|Shekhawat's briefing for the Lonavala picnic on August 9|
Another reason why nobody minds the rains is that the picnic to Lonavala has been fixed for August 9. Shekhawat today announced that August 2 will be a “little too soon” (ref: yesterday's post) considering that Eid festivities are still on and most of our Muslim friends have not yet rejoined.
|Yusuf Rassiwala gives directions|
Yusuf Rassiwala too had some good news, which was promptly greeted with a round of applause.
But the biggest surprise was to come from Monthi Serrao. She brought two biscuits of palm molasses, broke each into tiny pieces and distributed them. Now who would ever think of doing this? Anybody else would have wondered if it would be appropriate, would it suffice, what would people say, such small pieces… But here was a lady who couldn’t care. She had a good thing in hand and believed that it ought to be shared. As simple as that. No pretences, nothing. When someone asked what the ‘occasion’ was, she snapped with maternal authority: “Nothing, eat it. That’s all.”
Obediently the fellow nibbled at his piece. Sometimes goodness can be very difficult to understand.