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Prabha makes Ganga clean Pulkit and Sagar’s room. Ganga arranges the entire room nicely. Maid gives her more utensils to clean. Little Ganga is doing everything without saying anything to anyone. Madhvi notices Ganga carrying a basket full of clean utensils to the kitchen. Why are you taking it? Ganga replies that she has washed them all. See, how clean they look now! Madhvi calls out for Maharaj ji. Maid is here, right? Why is Ganga doing all the work then? Prabha answers before Maharaj ji can say anything. It is ok. She will learn some work this way. If you had a daughter then you too would have made her learn all the household chores. Ganga has done all this as per her own wish. No one has forced her. You can ask her. Ganga agrees. I love doing all this work. No one has forced me for it. Prabha remarks
that Niranjan ji is right about her. Madhvi is not so happy about it. Amma ji calls out for Madhvi. Prabha takes Madhvi with her. Madhvi goes to give instructions to Maharaj ji about what all he has to buy from the market. Prabha sends Ganga to wipe the utensils clean and then arrange them in the kitchen.

Sagar finds Ganga in the kitchen. He tells her to play with him but she denies. I have a lot of work to do. He asks her if Dadi has asked her to do all this. Ganga says no, I am doing this on my own as I like it. I have my self-respect. Why should I eat for free? Sagar is confused. I don’t do any work so I eat for free too? She reasons that it is different. You wont understand the difference. Amma ji got upset with me that day and now Babu is upset too. if I do all the work then Amma ji will get happy, seeing which Babu too will get happy. You should go from here as I want to please Babu or Amma ji will throw me out of the house. Sagar looks on from a distance while Ganga continues cleaning the house. She hurts herself as she tries to take hot water from the boiler. Sagar rushes to her in concern. They don’t realise that the tap is on. Sagar takes her with him so he can apply ointment on her fingers. He blows air as well so she feels better.

Niranjan notices them thus and asks them what’s happening. He too gets worried for Ganga. Its good that it isn’t that big a wound. I am proud of you son that you took care of her. What were you doing that your hand got burnt? Sagar replies that everyone is making Ganga do lot many works so she got hurt. Ganga denies. no one told or forced me to do it. I was doing it on my own. I enjoy doing household work. Sagar says she is lying. She was working so she could please you and Dadi. She said that you were angry with her for what happened yesterday. Niranjan asks her if she feels so. What you did yesterday was not right so we were bound to be upset whit you. you should have listened to Amma ji. Amma ji had told you not to go out yet you went out stealthily, which is wrong. Whatever happened was yesterday so we forgot all that. Kids make mistakes so we took it that way only. No one will be angry with you if you listen to what Amma ji says. Sagar points out that he dint even drink the tea brought by Ganga in the morning. Niranjan says I was busy but I had taken a sip or two. You know I won the case in court. You are very lucky Ganga. Your tea made me win the case. Ganga smiles broadly. Sagar too agrees with his dad.

Prabha tells Amma ji that her husband’s boss’s daughter delivered a baby a few days ago. She needs a girl who can take care of the baby and handle household work. I was testing Ganga for the very same reason to see if she can do all the work or not. Amma ji confirms it with Prabha if they will take care of Ganga too. they have their own baby now so will they be considerate towards Ganga too? Prabha says Ganga is getting a good house. There wont be any problem. But we will have to hide it from Niranjan ji that the couple already have a baby. He wont agree to send her there otherwise. He wont send her to widow’s Ashram too so will she stay here at our home forever? no one even adopts a widow girl. They are bound to be good if they have agreed to adopt a widow girl.

Niranjan has brought chocolates for Sagar and a pair of juti’s (sandals) for Ganga. Your feet will be hurt as you roam around bare foot. She is surprised to find out that he already knows that she doesn’t have sandals. Are you still angry with me? He shakes his head. She wears the jutis happily. Title track plays. Ganga jumps in the courtyard excitedly wearing her new jutis. Sagar too smiles to see her happy.

Prabha reasons that if Ganga doesn’t find a good house today then how she will spend her whole life all alone. What will she do? Just think that we are only hiding one truth from Niranjan ji for Ganga’s welfare. Legend says, a lie told for someone’s well being is not a lie. She is happy to think that her husband will get promotion as soon as Rashmi ji finds a girl. I will fulfil my long awaited wish of buying a chiffon saree. Amma ji prays that Ganga reaches the right place. Please free us from this responsibility.

Sagar and Ganga are eating chocolates at the Ghaat. Now papa is not upset with you, plus even Dadi wont throw you out of the house. Now happy? Ganga nods. She cannot take her eyes off her new jutis all this while.

Amma ji and Prabha discuss about Ganga. Prabha turns to leave when Madhvi stops her. Ratan (Prabha’s husband) has gone out of town. I have to do lots of work. Madhvi has already packed dinner for her and Yash. She gives a saree to Prabha and some clothes / toys for Yash on the occasion of Basant Panchami. Prabha declines (acting) but then accepts it. Amma ji is not happy to see all this. What did I think before handing over the keys of house to her!

Sagar asks Ganga if she has any siblings. She denies. But I had many friends back in my village. We used to play a lot and used to take bath in Pokhar (pond). We even used to climb over trees to pluck fruits. Have you ever tried it? it is a lot of fun. Sagar says I have never done it as Dadi has told me against it. Ganga offers to teach it to him. he also wants to know how to make rope using dupattas and get off the terrace. She shakes her head as Dadi will get angry on her again. He sadly says you don’t do anything for me. she reminds him that she plays cricket with him, had even come to his school stealthily. He recalls that he had made 100 runs that day. I wish the boys of my locality had seen it too. She suggests him to do it tomorrow as it is his holiday tomorrow. you can score as many runs as you want to. He gets excited at the idea. The kids of my locality think they are very smart and I cannot score 100 runs.

Madhvi tries to put ointment on her wound but Niranjan puts it for her. She looks at him and smiles. Amma ji is doing puja when she notices them. She cannot exactly see what they are doing and kind of misinterprets it. She coughs and Niranjan leaves after telling Madhvi to send Raghav ji to the study room when he comes. Amma ji remarks to Madhvi that not even a newlywed couple behave like this. Amma ji indirectly taunts Madhvi over what she did yesterday. Don’t give everything to everyone. Madhvi reminds her that she had asked for her permission before sending it. Amma ji reminds her of her two sister-in-laws who are in Allahabad. Madhvi has brought sarees for them too. She goes to bring them. Amma ji thinks of Prabha’s words. I just hope Niranjan creates no fuss this time and I get rid of this Ganga.

Prabha is talking to someone (Rashmi) on the phone regarding Ganga. She will handle all the household work as well as the baby. Your work will be done. And please don’t forget to talk to your husband regarding my husband’s promotion. Ratan enters just then. Yash runs up to him, wanting to know what he has brought for him. Ratan says you are just like your mother. Yash tells him that he got new toys and new clothes from Bua. I don’t want anything. Mom too got a saree for herself. Ratan asks Prabha about it. She sends Yash inside. Prabha tells him that she dint ask for it. Didi forced me to take it. Ratan points out that Madhvi is his sister. It is their responsibility actually to give them gifts. She reasons that Didi only gives them stuff that she doesn’t need. My Prince gets all those toys which
Sagar has got fed up with. They don’t spend money and buy something new for us. My luck is bad as I have got an honest and middle class man. People who have been with you have become successful with time but you are still at the same place because you are even allergic to bribe so we have to live by the favors that your rich sister does for us. He says one has to be happy with whatever they have. She replies that she is doing it only for their son. Have you ever brought a toy for him? You feel bad when someone gives something to him. They both fight over it but then he gives up as he knows there is no chance of his winning an argument with her. Prabha goes to get water for him. Ratan next asks Yash about his result. Yash complains to his mother who saves him like always. Prabha tells her husband to get ready as they have to go to Chaturvedi House. He is confused. You went there yesterday only. She diverts it to the fact that Madhvi Didi got hurt yesterday so we must go to meet her. He goes to freshen up. Yash and Prabha wink at each other.

Sagar and Ganga are all set to play cricket when his friends come there. They refuse to play with him but Sagar in turn refuses to play with them. I will play with Ganga. They taunt him that he cannot play nicely so now he is playing with a girl. Ganga advises Sagar not to react as this is what they want. Show them that you can make a century. A boy challenges Sagar to do some acts with the football. The ball bounces to another corner and comes under Ratan’s scooter. They all are shocked to find the ball all deflated now. Sagar rushes to meet his Mama. He is actually glad at what has happened with the ball, though his friends are not.

Amma ji doesn’t like any of the saree that Madhvi has brought for her sister-in-laws. Ratan greets his sister. He asks about her health and how his job keeps him busy all the time. He greets Amma ji next. Madhvi tells him to have some food but he wants to go meet Yash’s teacher first. He leaves with Yash. Amma ji notices Prabha staring at the sarees longingly. Amma ji selects one saree and gives it to Madhvi to pack. Prabha stares at it in wonder / amazed. Madhiv leaves. Amma ji asks Prabha if she had a word with Ratan’s boss regarding Ganga. Prabha is completely hooked with the sarees and sits on the sofa next to Amma ji excitedly. Prabha shares the good news with Amma ji that the couple is ready to adopt Ganga asap. You will have to talk to Niranjan ji now. Amma ji too doesn’t want to postpone it for later. I will talk to Niranjan right away. She goes inside when Prabha checks out the sarees. Maid asks Prabha if she was discussing something important with Amma ji. You and Amma ji have become very good friends now. Prabha dismisses her question. Prabha is sad that she dint get a heavy saree like these. I am sure Amma ji would have made Didi do so. Maid agrees. After all there is some difference between DIL’s sister-in-law and your own daughters. Prabha reminds her that she has to do her work.

A fat boy threatens Sagar not to act smart with them. You don’t know what all we can do to you. Sagar bows down his down sadly but Ganga retorts back. Fatty, why are you blaming him? He dint mess up with your ball. He is not at fault. The boys refuse to talk to her. It is between us and Sagar. Plus you (Sagar) cannot defeat us. Ganga again speaks for Sagar. He can defeat you. Be it any game. The guys challenge Sagar to defeat them in kite flying. They mock him as Sagar stands there tight lipped.

Prabha tells Niranjan, Madhvi, and Raghav ji about the idea of Gupta’s thinking of adopting Ganga. The couple has everything except a baby. They are modern people so they are open with the idea of adopting a girl. Ganga’s life will be set and you too will be free of your responsibility. Madhvi likes the whole idea. Ganga will get a home, a family. There can be nothing better than this.

Niranjan asks for Raghav ji’s suggestion but Amma ji speaks up. This isn’t a court case that you will discuss with everyone. How long will you keep her here for? I had told you initially itself that she cannot continue to stay here for long. This is a good chance so why think so much. Raghav ji too finds sense in her words. Niranjan agrees as they all feel it is right. But I want to meet them once. Prabha goes aside to call Gupta’s to come over to their house right away. Madhvi tells Amma ji that she only will have to explain it to Sagar. He will be very sad. He has found a companion after a lot of difficulty.

The boys mock Sagar by calling him a coward. Ganga doesn’t like it. Sagar is not a coward. He will play and win as well. Ganga is all positive and speaks in Sagar’s support. The challenge is on. The boys leave. Sagar scolds Ganga. Are you mad? I have never flown a kite in my life! How will I do it today? I will be insulted in front of everyone because of you. She assures him that he only will be the winner. She takes him to some place with her. He goes with her reluctantly.

Niranjan thinks about Ganga as he paces in the balcony. Madhvi comes there and finds him lost in thoughts. I know you are worried about Ganga. But you have already had a word with the couple on phone. You have even met them at Yash’s birthday party. Why do you worry now? You had not brought her here forever. She has to go one day. He replies that no one can understand anything in a two minute convo on phone or amidst a large gathering. If I don’t feel satisfied enough that they will be able to take good care of Ganga then I am not going to send her there. That girl is my responsibility. There is a very big difference between fulfilling your responsibility and overlooking it.

Gupta’s have come over at Chaturvedi House. Prabha talks all good things about them and Amma ji too encourages them. You will get a child and an orphan’s life will change for good. They all wait for Niranjan and Madhvi’s point of view.

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