bhai was my host in Baroda. We met through a common friend,
who told me, "It is an accepted thing that if you are
in Gujarat, Neelesh bhai is going to be your host." Some
official work took me to Gujarat and Neelesh bhai became my
not again. You are still completing that creative work, and
here I am burdened with kitchen work" I saw Bhabhiji
in a complaining mood.
I am always willing to help you". Neelesh bhai happily
said. "Then come! Help me wash those utensils",
She asked I saw Neelesh bhai obeying like a small kid.
pecked chap! Why does someone like him, a man of principles give
in so easily?", I thought. We went to his office where I saw
a trader waiting for him "What is this Chokra? You promised
to complete that work but you have not done anything. Do not forget,
I have paid you in advance for this thing", the trader spoke
those designs do not suit the campaign", Neelesh bhai spoke
in his gentle manner. I do not have time. Give me anything; the
trader spoke arrogantly. Neelesh bhai nodded. We had to attend a
meeting about some development work being done in a village. Neelesh
bhai took keen interest in such work.
meeting was full of commotion. All the members were singing
hosannas about themselves. However, Neelesh bhai who
had done a real work in that village was constantly ignored
in that chaos. He said nothing but smiled. When we were coming
out, I could not stop myself. "What is this Bhai ji?
Why do you keep burdening yourself? This shows you are weak.
"Do not lose your self-esteem", I bluntly told him.
down! Do you know why we are here in this journey called human
relationship! We are not here to create history but our small
gestures can change certain mindsets. I believe that eventually
they will realize my point and change their mindsets",
he smiled I was touched by his truth
Do not take me the wrong way. You cannot go back before I show you
some fine places here and lets make a move. I have to help you in
dinner, Bhabhiji"; he smiled.
had a hearty laugh.
Contributing Story Teller
: AshishDimri, MA (Mascomm). He is a journalist
working as a content writer. He regularly contributes to content
writer.in, shvoong.com, thinkers.net This story is inspired by a
lovable friend who inspire me to keep on contributing.