Monday Update on Gangaa 24 December 2018
Gautam (Bal Mahant’s real name) says I am not a Mahant but a Brahmin for sure. I know all the rituals. This was what was decided for the competition if I lose. Niru says you won. Gautam shares that Ganga helped him win. She is great that she helped me win by telling me the answer. She won in reality. I should be doing this much atleast. I have come to do the shrad but only if you allow. Amma ji nods. She asks Maharaj ji to make all the preps. Gautam wants to meet Ganga first. I got free from Bada Panda because of her only. I got this life because of her. I want to thank her first. Where is she? Everyone is quiet. He wants to know if she went back to the ashram to live with the widows. Amma ji asks them to sit. Ganga will come. Niru asks Gautam to sit. Amma ji thinks that Ganga will keep on creating problems for her even if she is away from the house. Mahant ji wants to meet her. What should I do now?
On the road, Ganga thinks of today’s shrad. I failed my promise. Now I wont be able to go back to the house. Barkha engages in a fight with auto driver as he is charging more money than necessary. Ganga intervenes. She actually helps Barkha is gaining extra 20 bucks back. Ganga leaves. Barkha calls out for Ganga but she is gone. Barkha gets a call from the person she has come to meet. He is late. Barkha thinks that she couldn’t even say thanks to that girl. She was so cute. Maybe she was a widow. She realises that it must be Sagar’s Ganga! Good choice, Sagar! She is something.
The ashram ladies feel bad for Ganga. Now she will have to live all her life in ashram only. Sudha is worried till when Ganga will stay hungry. She does not eat anything from the alms that we get. None of them have seen her since morning. Ganga enters just then. Ganga says I wont be able to go back to Babu’s house ever now. I need money to sustain my life and studies. She got work from her. I will get money for my expenses by doing something and other. Amma ji asks her who will do household work if she will be busy in all this. Have you decided to trouble these ladies now? Only I can handle you, not them! Come now. Let them all live in peace. Maharaj ji has aged before his age. Mehri is good for nothing. I have a lot to do for shrad. Come with me. Ganga and everyone is thrilled that Amma ji has come to take Ganga home with her. Ganga broadly smiles at Amma ji. You said you will never come to take me. How did this happen today? Amma ji gives her no straight answer. I don’t want to change my mind. Ganga yet again asks her if she came as she defeated Mahant ji. Ganga knows that she will scold her but never say that she misses her. Amma ji gives her answers in her style. I don’t like carrying problems with me all the time. Come with me if you want to. Ganga nods. She hugs Sudha Bua and Pishi Ma. Take care both of you. She runs to get her potli. Ganga remarks that Amma ji looks someone else till she acts angry. Let us go home now. We have a lot to do. You don’t look good when you talk sweetly. Everyone smiles hearing their bitter-sweet convo.
Ganga enters Chaturvedi Sadan. She thinks of the old times. I am back to my house, my family now. I used to miss them all so much. Now I will live here forever. Niru and Madhvi, Maharaj ji and Mehri come out to welcome her inside. Amma ji remarks that Babu started showering his love again. He asks them all if they want to take Ganga’s aarti. Let us all go inside. Ganga asks Madhvi how she is. Madhvi nods that she is good. Bal Mahant ji is waiting for you. NIru holds out his hand for her. She gladly keeps her hand in his. Title track plays. All of them get inside together. Ganga thinks of Sagar. He used to ask me to come. Now he hasn’t come down to meet me. He must be in his room.
Sagar comes to ashram. He returns Ganga’s stuff to Pishi Ma. Tell her to keep her things with her only. Tell her that I am angry with her. I don’t want to see her face or ever talk to her. Sudha Bua says this cannot happen. It all went wrong. Amma ji took Ganga home. Sagar is thrilled to know it. I should have been at home to welcome her. He runs out. Sudha and everyone smile.
Gautam thanks Ganga for what she did for him. Amma ji thinks that this wouldn’t have happened if she hadn’t stopped Ganga at the right time. Gautam’s mother tells Ganga that she got selfish that she asked Amma ji to stop you in time. Ganga replies that she did what she felt was right. My Amma ji is very good. She is like coconut. She only had sent Sudha Bua to call police. She is so smart. Niru feels proud of both Ganga and his mother. They took the right decision on time. Gautam wants to live his old life. I will study now. Bada Panda had trapped me. Ganga is amazed to know that he studies. Gautam’s mother shares that Gautam is very good in studies. Bada Panda had trapped my son for money as we aren’t rich.
Prabha is shocked to see Ganga back inside Chaturvedi House. You stooped down before her? How and why did you give in before her? Amma ji rues that now she will rub salt to her wounds. Ganga says it wasn’t a game. Prabha is irked by her talks like always. Amma ji asks Madhvi to make preps for the shrad. Ganga assures her that she will take care of everything along with Maharaj ji’s help.
Niru remarks that the house has become so alive after Ganga’s return. Prabha makes faces. She tries to instigate Amma ji but she doesn’t let her utter even a word.
Ganga makes all the preps for the shrad in the kitchen. She even stops Maharaj ji from doing anything. Prabha says she is working as if this is her own house. Amma ji is impressed by her work. How did you so good in all this? Ganga replies that she learnt everything from Sudha Bua and Pishi Ma. I will do anything if you say it sweetly. No one can force me to do anything if they are angry. We will have to clean Mahant ji’s feet today as he has come to do the shrad today. He is older than us after all.
Gautam does the shrad. Sagar excitedly enters calling out for Ganga. She asks him to stop there only. Amma ji nods. The puja has begun. She sends Ganga to bring something from inside. Sagar feels sad that Ganga is already busy in her work. I came to welcome her. Gautam guides Niru about the rituals. Amma ji sends Ganga inside the kitchen to make bhog. Sagar is worried as Ganga got busy yet again. When will she talk to me?
Ganga looks after all the preps of the bhog. Sagar came so late. How do I talk to him in between all this? Sagar looks at her. The puja and lunch finished. Will you come to talk to me now or is there still more work?
Ganga apologizes to Gautam. I spoke rudely to you that day. He too knows he behaved badly with her. she says they are at equal points now. Gautam smiles. Sagar thinks that she doesn’t have time to talk to him but can talk to Mahant ji. Gautam leaves with his mother. Before leaving, Niru thanks him for doing his father’s shrad.
Ganga thinks of talking to Sagar now but cannot see him around. He is bad. He dint even wait for me.
Niru tells Raghav ji that he got a little late. I will leave for court pretty soon. Barkha greets him good morning with a side hug. Madhvi looks uncomfortable. He asks Barkha where she has been. Barkha lies that she went to market to buy something. I met a very strong character girl in the market. Auto driver was charging me extra and that girl scolded him! Ganga bluntly asks her what she is doing in her house. Why did you hold Babu like that? Madhvi was about to tell Ganga about her sister but Barkha is way too excited. I was talking about you only. You are Sagar’s Ganga, right? Amma ji and Prabha hear it as well. Prabha emphasises on the last line. Ganga nods. But who are you? Barkha is amazed at her attitude. We will rock together. give me high five. Ganga refuses to shake hands with strangers. Niru and Madhvi smile. Madhvi introduces Barkha to Ganga. Ganga looks at Barkha from top to toe. She doesn’t look like you (Madhvi) at all. Look how she speaks to Babu. Barkha and Ganga cutely fight over Niru. He has to intervene to calm the situation. I am her Jija just like I am your Babu. What do you want as a gift? You have done such a big think. You should get a prize for coming back to house. Ganga is more than happy to be back in the house. Barkha asks her if she met Sagar. Ganga denies. I cannot meet him as I have a lot to do. He would have come to me if he wanted to talk. She leaves. Barkha asks for juice from Madhvi. She goes inside to bring it. Prabha leaves for her house.
Niru asks Barkha not to take Ganga’s words to her heart. She is a little but has a very pure heart. Barkha dint mind it at all. I am also like her. Amma ji thinks of 2 problems that are inside her home. She has pain in her back. She asks Mehri to bring water for her. I need to take medicine. She watches Niru and Barkha talking happily to each other. Mehri decides to talk to Amma ji now only. This is the right time.
Barkha is waiting for her friend outside the court. Raghav ji meets Barkha. He recognizes her as well. She is a little taken aback to see her. He says Niru isn’t here yet. She makes an excuse and leaves from there. Raghav ji is confused. If she had to meet Niru then what was she doing outside some other lawyer’s cabin.
Barkha tells her friend that she couldn’t wait outside for long. Barkha ends the call as she spots her college mates. They ask her where she has been. You dint attend internship duty since last few days. Barkha lies that she was unwell. They tease her as she is outside a court. People go to doc when they are unwell but you are here. Did you fall for any lawyer? Barkha makes an excuse and leaves in an auto.
Mehri goes to give water to Amma ji in her room. She also tells her about Barkha lying to her sister about going to university. She was nearby Babu’s office only. She lied to her own sister about her whereabouts. But why? Something is wrong. Madhvi overhears everything from outside the door. Amma ji asks her not to meddle in her household affairs. Madhvi gets thinking. What prompted Barkha to go to Niru’s office? Why did she hid it from me?
Barkha thinks of buying a perfume. I am confused about the brand though. She calls Niru to ask him about the perfume he uses. Prabha meets Barkha there. She is upset to know that Barkha has come here for shopping. I know you have come to buy something for your boyfriend. Barkha fumbles while making excuses. She leaves. Prabha is sure something is wrong. Barkha was cooking up stories.
Sagar gets to know what Ganga said to Barkha. She is arrogant. I waited to talk to her but she doesn’t care. Barkha suggests him to tell Ganga how happy he is that she is back. How will she know if you don’t show her how you feel? He asks her if he will have to do something. She nods. Buy a gift for her. It will show your happiness. He reasons that Ganga too can do something. Barkha denies. Guys have to do it all. Girls want them to show it all the time. They don’t understand things on their own. Trust me. Sagar gets thinking. You (Ganga) will get to know how happy I am by seeing my card since you have come back. I will give her a welcome card. Barkha agrees.
Prabha is checking out her sarees. I cannot wear any of them to Ginny’s kitty party. I have nothing to wear. I will have to buy a new one. Raman has no money and is anyways a big miser. Raman comes inside talking on phone. Prabha helps him find the file he is looking for. He looks at all the mess she has made. She acts all sweet to him. Raman asks Prabha what she wants. She asks for a new saree. My friend Ginny has invited me for a kitty party. She is so rich. Her friends are also very rich. Raman doesn’t have money. He goes aside to attend a call. Prabha makes up her mind to buy a saree anyhow.
In the ashram, Sudha calls out for Ganga. She realises that Ganga has gone back to Chaturvedi House. She gets all sad. Why am I thinking so much about her? It is good that she went away. She wont get anything except darkness here. She will get happiness in that house only. It is good that she left.
Ganga is in the balcony. She too thinks of Sudha Bua. She only would have lit diya. She must have done everything on her own as I am not there. She is a very good and a strong person. She doesn’t know it though. She looks at the moon by joining the thumbs and index fingers of both her hands. Sudha Bua too can get moon in her palms. Right, Bappa? Sagar keeps his hand on her shoulder. She asks him if he finally got time to meet her. He says the same to her. You only had no time for me. You had been talking to Mahant ji. She reasons that she was talking about puja. How could I come to you between work? You left by the time everything got over. He shares that he had gone to ashram for her. I woke up early morning to return your stuff. She points out that he dint want her to come back here. This is why you went with all my stuff. He calls her mad. I was angry with you back then as you dint listen to me. People would have killed you by drowning you in water. You dint even think once what will I do if you die! He goes quiet as he realises what he just said. They both look at each other.
Ganga teases Sagar if he was worried for her. He denies. She continues to tease him. I will go back to ashram then. He stops her. You wont go anywhere. You will stay here for forever. You will stay with me only. She knows he felt bad when she said that he isn’t her friend. I had to say so just because I could stay in the competition. He nods. She asks him if he is still upset with her. She denies. She teasingly follows him to tickle him. They enjoy a sweet moment. Right then, Niru calls out for Ganga. She excitedly goes out to see him. He has brought a cycle for her. Sagar feels bad as she dint see his card.
Prabha complains all the while giving Raman his things as he gets ready for office. He talks romantically to her but she is not interested. He attends a call. She notices the money in wallet. She takes it out when he is busy on the call. He leaves for office without noticing the missing cash. Prabha is very happy now. I will rule in Ginny’s party now.
Ganga thinks of the competition in her village where she had won the cycle. It was still given to Munakka. Ganga thinks of her Bappa. Niru asks her if she dint like it. She says it is very nice. You are just like my Bappa. You take care of me. Amma ji comes out to see why Niru was making so much commotion. Ganga shows her the bicycle. Sagar looks at his card. Amma ji asks Niru how much more he will spoil Ganga. Niru replies that good people deserve gifts when they achieve something big. Now Ganga will go to school on her cycle only. Ganga shows her cycle to Sagar. He points out that she dint value his gift as it wasn’t expensive. She says sorry to him. I got excited seeing it. I don’t want expensive things. Babu brought it for me. He understands me so well, not you. I loved cycle since always. My Bappa’s memories are attached with it. Why will you understand though? He thinks that she always says that to him. One day I will show you that no one understands you like me.
In his room, Ganga’s words echo in Sagar’s head. I will prove it to her that I know and understand her. I know all her likes and dislikes. He gets an idea.
Sagar brings Ganga upstairs. He has brought something for her. Ganga realises that he has brought jalebis for her. He nods. He offers them to her. She refuses to eat them. You don’t remember that I don’t eat any of such stuff? Amma ji has clearly told me against it. He offers to stand guard so Dadi does not catch her. She cannot cheat anyone or lie to anyone. I am seeing it atleast. I don’t do all this. He shares that he had to go far to buy it. I used money from piggy bank. She stays put. You don’t understand anything that I say. This irks him all the more. He leaves. She thinks that she upset him but she was right. He does not understand anything that I say. She looks at the jalebis.
Sagar asks his father if it is too difficult to understand girls. Niru laughs hearing his question. Make the girls believe that they are important for you. Ask for their suggestion. Sadly, there are very few people in our society who make women believe that they are strong enough to take good decisions, to support them; and that they are equal to men. Sagar wonders how men will do it. Niru explains that men should give authority to women in any situation, be it big or small. It can be even as small as asking them to take out clothes from wardrobe. Sagar realises that that is why he asks his mother to do it every morning. Madhvi comes to ask money from Niru. He simply asks her to take it from the wallet. NIru points the same to Sagar.
Sagar peeks in at Ganga. She is drying clothes in the balcony. He loudly speaks to himself in his room. I don’t know what to wear. Ganga comes to see what he is doing. He asks for her suggestion on what to wear. She sits down to check them all out. She picks one for him. he appreciates her for being too smart. I would have continued to think about what to wear if I was in your place. She offers to do it for him every day from now onwards. He thinks that his plan worked. She begins to set his wardrobe right. He also tells her that she doesn’t have to ask for money from Madhvi anymore. I will give you. He gives her his piggy bank. She reminds him of how he earlier used to ask her not to touch his stuff. He changes his statement. You can take anything you want. You don’t even have to ask me about it. She is surprised as to how he changed so much all of a sudden. He goes quiet. How do I tell her now that I am trying to become like papa? She will never say it then that I don’t understand her. He replies that he has grown up now. I have become like papa. She tells him that he has a lot of time in becoming like Babu. Sagar is all the more confused. What all these girls want!
Ganga is riding her cycle inside the house. Amma ji asks her to take a break now. You are enough to trouble me now this bell has added to it! Sagar and Niru come downstairs. Barkha compliments him for knowing what girls want. Ganga is so happy after getting this cycle. She calls Sagar to her. This is how to impress girls. Learn something from your papa. Sagar realises that he will have to learn what all will make Ganga happy. I will have to learn it all from papa? It is too tough!
Barkha wants a small celebration on Ganga’s return. Let’s all go out for dinner. She insists. Madhvi reminds her that she is not a kid anymore. When will you learn to act like grownups? Barkha talks about dinner plan but Madhvi has already cooked dinner. Amma ji allows them all to go out. Madhvi is not interested but Barkha requests her to atleast come for Ganga. Madhvi gives in. Barkha sends Niru to get ready. Madhvi is uncomfortable. Ganga wonders why Bahu ji does not look happy. Barkha wants Ganga to come with them. Amma ji denies. Widows don’t go to restaurants. Barkha tries to take her side. Ganga is a little kid. Everyone has a right to live their life as per their wish. These celebrations are for her only. Ganga only refuses to eat anything after sunset, especially outside food. Barkha says you can atleast give us company. Don’t eat anything! Niru appreciates Barkha’s outlook. I enjoy meeting such broad minded people. It looks like we can bring about a lot of changes in the society. Madhvi asks him if he finds her thoughts old. Niru denies. But you must learn it from your sister how to speak your mind openly. Everyone should be like her. Speak with confidence. Do what you like! Barkha calls out for Sagar too. Get ready, we have to go out! Ganga is confused over Madhvi’s reactions. Why she looks so angry? Madhvi wants to think of what to do of the dinner that she had cooked. Niru remarks that she will do something. You are an expert in household matters. Madhvi goes in kitchen.
Niru comes to a restaurant with Madhvi, Barkha, Ganga and Sagar. Madhvi looks at Niru and Barkha as they talk happily to each other. Ganga notices Sagar staring at her. he brought a gift for me but dint give it to me. sagar is sure Ganga is still upset with him like always. She still isn’t talking to me. massi is right. I will have to learn it all from papa. Niru places the order. Barkha says Didi did not order anything. Niru shares that he is the one who orders food every time. She never gets out of the house so she isn’t used to it. Madhvi feels bad. Niru goes to washroom. Barkha eats ice cream from Sagar’s bowl. He refuses to share it with anyone but Barkha insists. Two guys sitting on the next table pass cheap remarks on Barkha. Barkha gets up to teach them a lesson. Madhvi stops her. It will be a big drama if your Jiju comes now. Barkha gives fitting reply to the guys. Niru hears the commotion. He threatens the guy of jail. They finally leave. Niru asks Barkha what happened. He reprimands Madhvi for not saying anything to the guys. It is wrong to stay quiet while witnessing something wrong. I had told you against coming here. She reminds him that they come here all the time. He says it is different today. Barkha is with us today. This upsets Madhvi. You will go to bad places with me and want to go to a nice place because Barkha is here? Am I not good enough to be taken to a good place? She stops Barkha from speaking in between them. Niru asks Madhvi to talk properly but she walks out saying she does not want to stay here anymore. Ganga has never seen Bahu ji like this. What happened to her suddenly? They all head home as well.
Niru stops Madhvi when she is heading upstairs. Madhvi sends Barkha and the kids upstairs. Niru questions Madhvi as to why she created a drama in the restaurant. She says do you expect me to sit down and hear how backward I am. I don’t know how to behave in a good place. I am old fashioned? I need to learn a lot from my own little sister? Amma ji tries to find out the matter. Madhvi tells her to ask her son. He finds everything wrong. He finds mistake in everything that I do. He thinks I cannot speak against wrong. Is it sensible thing to engage in a fight with random people in today’s date? He is busy in court all the time. We women stay alone in the house. What if something goes wrong with me or Barkha or anyone? He asks her if he should have let those guys misbehave with Barkha. Have you gone mad? Should I have not protected your sister? Madhvi affirms. I have gone mad. You don’t want to understand anything these days. Niru is boggled at her reaction. This is the problem if you housewives. She points out that she has been a housewife since the beginning. I am not a doc like Barkha. Why did you marry me if you dint want one? Why do you have a problem with it now? How will anyone in this house respect me if you don’t respect me? Niru is not interested in what she thinks. She says this is the problem. You don’t care at all. He does not respect her. No one else will also respect me. Amma ji tries to calm them both but in vain. Niru asks Madhvi what wrong he did by saving Barkha from the goons that he has to hear all that. What is she still doing here if he and his house didn’t give her respect that she deserves? Why doesn’t she leave the house? Madhvi and Amma ji are stunned. Ganga hears it too. Babu is throwing Bahu ji out of home? Amma ji scolds Niru for talking nonsense. Niru goes upstairs. His words echo in Madhvi’s head. I should leave the house? She breaks down. Amma ji tries to comfort her. Ganga decides to make things better between Babu and Bahu ji. I will not let them separate. I will have to do something about Barkha Massi too. This fight happened because of her only. I cannot see Bahu ji like this. I will have to do something.
Amma ji puts the pressure on work. Don’t pay heed to what he said. Madhvi thinks that she should not live here anymore. This is what he said. Amma ji says husbands and wives fight. You too said a lot to him. will you create problems in your home? I thought my DIL is smart. You should be happy that you got a husband like NIru. A wife is responsible for letting her husband go away from her. Be relieved that Niru hasn’t changed his mind. But if this continues then that day wont be far. You wont be able to do anything then. Barkha meets Madhvi on the stairs. She asks Madhvi if she spoke to Niru. Madhvi replies that she does not want to talk to her right now. She goes upstairs. Amma ji and Ganga too avoid her.
Sagar cannot understand why mummy fought with papa. He dint do anything wrong. If I was old like papa and someone was troubling Massi then I too would have fought like him. what’s his fault? Ganga asks him if he thinks Bahu ji is wrong. Babu was wrong in asking her to leave the house. Babu always says the right thing but he used wrong words today. it all happened because of Barkha Massi. She is very bad. Sagar takes Barkha Massi’s side. She dint do anything wrong. Why are you blaming her? They fight over girls and boys issue.
Madhvi comes to her room. She is in tears. Niru looks at her but then walks away without saying anything to her.
Ganga thinks of doing something. I wont let Bahu ji go anywhere. Sagar is sure his mumma wont go anywhere. Don’t use your brains or you will mess up something. Let me think what to do. Don’t do anything without telling me. we will do it all together. They both think of uniting Bahu ji and Babu together.
Next morning, Madhvi sets the dining table. Maharaj ji goes to call Niru for breakfast. He slept in study room last night. Amma ji taunts Madhvi about it. You still have time. Be calm if you want to keep your family intact. It is the dharma of every woman. You should quietly listen to your husbands. They might be stressed due to work or other things. Be good to Niru. Niru sits down for breakfast. NIru and Madhvi don’t see eye to eye. Amma ji signals Madhvi.