“It has gone to wear its clothes,” remarked Papneja.
No one realized the import of that comment till a few minutes later one of our members (name withheld) joined us from the walking track for the laughter round.
|Mallika Kagzi with her sister, Azeeza|
That is Jagmohan Papneja – a man of many parts, from whom we can learn a lot. Where Arora had failed (he almost chucked a stone at that recalcitrant member today) and Shekhawat has had to haul him physically into the exercise circle, Papneja used plain wit to shame the man. He got the message, but played deaf.
Another highlight of the morning was the visit of Mallika Kagzi’s younger sister, Azeeza. She was introduced as a friendly neighbor, but there was no mistaking their relationship from her behavior and body language.
|Swati Punjabi feeds Monthi the first luddoo|
If anyone had to be disappointed, it was Arun Patil. In his eagerness to serve tea and amid all the rejoicing and disorder, he has lost his tiny white music system. He does not know how. It is an expensive piece. More importantly, the collection of songs on the USB is priceless. Maybe it got misplaced and he cannot remember… or perhaps, it got knocked off by some thief. Through this blog, we appeal to the conscience of every right-thinking person to help find the damn thing and return it to its rightful owner.
I wish and pray that Mr Arun Patil gets back his music system. It has worked as a catalyst during our exercises.