Inspiration from The Daughter of A Sex-Worker!

‘Randi Ke Beti, Rande Hee Banega!’ I instantly looked up at the Speaker. Crudely translated Daughter of a Prostitute will only be a Prostitute!

She was 5 feet tall and came to share her story at the recently held Expresso Talks.This is a platform for people to share their inspirational journey.

A Blind Adventure-Seeker, or just someone who doesn’t see being Blind as a disability. A young vibrant beautiful woman slips, coming out of a nightclub and is wheelchair ridden, A 13 year old  who started a Free Library to inspire people to read, A old taxi driver that ferries ill or accident victims for free to the emergency ward, an artist who nearly got arrested for using his Art to create awareness to corruption, global warming and the Actor Comedian who makes it his mission to keep people laughing. In this Inspirational Group was Helmetgirlbandra.I wanted to take off my Helmet and slip-out. I felt I had nothing to offer anyone with this Power-Packed  Panel of Speakers.

She was the Surprise Guest. She opened just before me.She came with her mentor Bani from Kranti and a whole bunch of young girls. Kranti rescues the Daughters of  Kamatipura Sex-Workers (Randi’s). They provide them with an education so they can be self sufficient, so they don’t need to follow their Mother’s footsteps.

Her opening statement was bold and heart-wrenching. She had our full attention. The Venue was filled with people craning their necks to look at this Petit childlike creature with a Kamatipura ( Mumbai Red Light District) American Twang. She was cheeky and very matter of fact about the sexual abuse she had to endure from her step father, the racial discrimination she had to face because of her dark skin colour and the worst was her home address. Kamatipura.She was born into this little village. This is all she knew. Her mother is a prostitute and that was to be her future too.

She was rescued by the organisation Kranti. They provided her with sense of stability and an education. She received a scholarship to an American University. She is 21 years old and receiving one award after another in the States. Her motivation is to Make Lots of Money. Get a big Job and come back to Kamatipura and have a Cafe for the Children there. She wants to feed The Children of the Sex-Workers..

There were many young girls that accompanied her.They were friendly, giggly, shy, ready to click SELFIES, but as I reluctantly left their Group Hug I felt deep sadness. Not all will be so Fortunate!

Customer Care

Has anyone noticed how some Customer Care Centres have really Upped their game.? It only used to be Concierge at the Premier Online Banking Or Credit Card Depts that were polite and said in an Accent…’Please HOLD’….Thank you for Holding, Or Sorry for keeping you waiting….’
VFS visa service.Where all Visa paper work is checked before sent on to varius embassies… Extremely Polite, quick, informative, helpful and efficient. If you have followed the guidelines on your paper-work. Its Easy-Peasy. One hour in and out with Bio-metric.          IF you have your proper paper work. These Officers are educated, well spoken, well groomed and well taught. They have been told what to look for. Try convincing them otherwise… I have grinned and watched them politely return visa forms for Lack of Something…
Lightening stuck low and long 5 days ago in Mumbai. Everything stopped working. TV, NETFIX, Apple TV, WD BOX and TataSky.
Its summer holidays for us and that has got to be a mothers nightmare.
Tatasky Customer Care SUPERB, 3 hours later technician was over and problem solved. I was not to hand over any money, if at all it would be debited from my account. Thanked engineer and shook his hand.
Panasonic Customer Care..Somewhere down south, judging by the accent. Lodged my complaint, heard the urgency in my voice and gave me the service centre no to request technician today. I called the Mumbai No and said to please help me My LED was DED!          I had just registered the complaint. Mandakini said don’t worry she will get engineer to call ASAP and hung up. I didn’t have time to give my name, complaint no etc. I called back and politely said but you don’t know who I am. She says Kamal Sadanah, We will call you, complaint just came through.
There is a higher force training the people in the service industry.
Until I have a truly bad experience I Ain’t complaining…