Life’s Best Teacher #FridayFotoFiction

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Suman was looking at her daughter when she realized her left hand stopped throbbing, she kept on moving her fingers to re-assure if its for true – her pain is gone at last.

Beaming pan stained teeth, she brushed her fingers to Komal’s cheeks and gave her a motherly kiss. Komal immediately braced her in tight hug – “Maa, teri beti aaj doctor ban gayi!”*

Suman could not control her tears, happily called all her sisters – “Dekho meri bitiya daactor ban gayi”**

She took stethoscope & degree from Komal’s hands and kept in her diety’s feet, “I was waiting for this day since ages, today you proved them wrong – you are not like me & will never be

Mother, you once told me if we really want something in life; whole universe conspires to make it happen! Your determination made me accomplish our dream, I will always be daughter of Suman didi of Kamathipura.

* (Mom, your daughter has become a Doctor today)

** (See, my daughter is a Doctor now)

Kamathipura is Mumbai’s oldest & Asia’s second largest red-light district.

Word count – 150

ยฉ Dipika Singh

Tina Basu

Linking this post with #FridayFotoFiction byย Tinaย orย Mayuri

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  1. Bahut touching n motivational hai ??

    1. Thank You Anitaji

  2. Wow!
    What a motivating story this is, Dipika!
    Thank you for writing for #FridayFotoFiction

    1. Thank You Mayuri, glad you liked it. ?

  3. Lotuses bloom in mud… so true! A great story of “Sheroes”!
    -Anagha from TeamMocktailMommies

    1. Thank You Anagha…
      Tell me more about Sheroes – we can take it on twitter DM if okay.

      Heading to read yours.

  4. Short but a really touching story. Very beautifully written.

    1. Thank You Sangeeta, glad you liked it.

  5. such a motivational and lovely post. It inspires and itr true taht a mother is the most happiest person on the planet when her dreams comes true thru her daughters

  6. Amrita Basu (Misra)

    Such a beautiful story Dipika. Unfortunately few will want to be doctors if the current violence and criminal charges on doctors continue.

    1. Thank You so much Amrita, it’s beautiful stream of choice. Respect to those who are true to their art of saving lives.
      Sad on the part of administration that such assaults take place.

  7. A Beautiful tale of a mom and a daughter. I really hope more moms in small towns encourage their daughters like this.

    1. Thank You Deepa.

  8. How beautifully you drafted love between mom and daughter. Motherly kiss made me emotional that i want to grab her and kiss. Moms are truly one sweet flower of love.

  9. So motivational as well as captivating… Such few words and so much emotion… Loved itb

  10. Inspiring story….success doesn’t come to u fr u hail frm a classy background… is a trophy ? for those who work hard…..

    1. Thank you so much. Yes I truly believe in that.

  11. A story of grit and determination. Good one. Hope your story becomes a reality for girls from that place.

    1. Thank You so much Hena.

  12. Wow! I’m so spellbound. Such a lovely story.

    1. Thank You Papri

  13. Such a touching story! Really we treat sex workers very inhumanly.. they deserve everything in life too

    1. Thank You so much dear. Glad you connected to the thought.

  14. This story is absolutely heart-touching! <3

    1. Thank You Namrata

  15. Very beautifully penned new perspective to see beyond for red light areas life

  16. This made me speechless. I hope that all daughters of Kamathipura achieve success and make their mothers proud…

  17. Really an interesting and inspirational story dear. Love this. Keep on sharing such posts.

    1. Thank You so much Glad you liked it

  18. That’s is beautiful… I love such inspirational reads.. moms are the best teachers no doubt

  19. very touching Dipika, more power to all the girls. Thanks for linking up with #FridayFotoFiction

  20. It is such a beautiful piece of write up ๐Ÿ™‚ loved it

    1. Thank You, glad you liked it. Next will be up soon

  21. In a few words, you penned a beautiful story.

    1. Thank You Anamika, glad you liked it.

  22. A really great way of expression. It’s inspiring and well written!!

  23. Expressive, touchy, motivational and emotional. Loved it..

  24. This is a lovely story of grit and determination but I couldn’t see the connection with the photo prompt.

    1. Thank you for stopping by & reading, for me the prompt featured as an old lady who could not relent her desire to get educated & live a better life from what she is today. But with her daughter’s upbringing she could teach her to see beyond the surroundings and grow. That’s why the mother is life’s best teacher. Thank You

  25. A story that celebrates Motherhood and determination. #MyFriendAlexa #BioscopeReads

  26. Beautiful. Passion, Achievements and support keeps us going. Also, a Mother’s Blessings are undefinable. Definitely a short and good read ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Beautiful story, darling. ? The universe conspires for the ones who really want something to happen and try for it.

  28. Life is the best teacher, just as it is. It is the toughest teacher. It wonโ€™t tolerate slothfulness for long. Itโ€™s always throwing some difficult problem your way and then seeing what you will do with it. Life awakens the joy in creative expression and knowledge. The ultimate lesson all of us have to learn is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well. No matter what happens, life goes on and we have to go along with it to survive, No matter how many times you fail, you have to pick yourself up and Move on.

  29. It is sad that people get labelled for the background from which they come from. Stories like these – fiction as well as the million of real ones are so inspiring for everyone.

    1. Thank You so much

  30. An amazing theme… loved this story.

  31. Quite an inspirational story. Just goes to show that if one has the will power to achieve something, then nothing is impossible.

  32. Lovely post. This makes me want to try something similar… A flash fiction post of sorts. Good luck with this month. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank You so much for reading, yes please do and when you start call upon me too for participation.

  33. Your post reminded me of a book โ€œthe secretโ€ which also has the same concept- if you really want it, the world will conspire to make it happen. lovely write up!

  34. very nice post btw how do you get to know of this contest? would like to participate

  35. Lovely post Dipika.. I too believed in the concept of “if you truly want something, the whole universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”.

  36. Could imagine while reading, great one

    1. Thank you so much Manisha

  37. I’m unable to find out words here because this story is nothing short of exemplary. I’m glad, I read this piece. You’re amazing with words and story composition, Dipika. Loved your way of storytelling. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Saumy, I am so glad you liked my writing.

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