It is drizzling oh my my!
Gods are guzzling in the sky!
The winning heavens seem so gay
What a fine spray what a quiet day
The black tar road is wet
with the Sun's golden rays beset
the surface of the road is glossy
the white car is bright and bossy
It floats like a merry fisher boat
or the piano's soft musical note
A white Innova is crawling like a snake on the wet road that resembles a mirror. The image of trees and buildings appear on the road. The image of the white car reflects on the watery surface of the road. It appears just like a white crane in the watery fields. The car is progressing slowly. Arunatara closed her eyes and leaned to the back seat. The weather is cool. The interior of the car is cool but the interior of Aruna is hot. Tension took better of her. She is thinking of the party meeting. The party meeting is in Banjarahills which is 12 km from Gacchibowli. The drizzling is growing like the anxiety of Aruna. The car crossed the Tajmahal hotel and reached Kasu Brahmanandareddy Park. Suddenly the car stopped Aruna opened her eyes. The traffic signal are showing red. She remembered Sominaidu who is known for his politrics. Though he got into the power with coup d'etat he convinced or brainwashed the people that it is for the good of the state.
Oh renard regent
shining with bloody crown
your skin is brown
you are uglier than vitiligo
you use people and throw
Aruna's mind is typing the words like an old typewriter. Automatically the carriage return lever was pushed she started thinking about Lakuma. Oh what happens to my innocent daughter who is in the spell of films? Who will protect her from leering eyes? She remembered the English teacher Mr. Paul who used to say that a mother must protect her daughter under her wings like a hen that protects her chicks. it is possible if when I take up a good job. If I were educated I would quit politics! What would I do in politics? Sominaidu saw my beauty and filmy popularity and gave me as the women wing leader. He needs something else which I can not offer. He doesn't need honest work. He prefers show to work. Should Lakuma ruin?
Oh my Mysore sandal
How difficult it is to handle
a beautiful girl of your age
while I am in this cage
you're exposed to men's open gaze
Life is trapped in confusing haze
Life is certainly a maze. It is not easy to walk out of this maze. She thought. She remembered her husband who obstinately made films on his own when his direction was no longer fetching. Many people advised him to get out of films and do something else but he refused all. She later remembered cinema Naidu. Her heart whimpered like a beaten dog and purred like a helpless cat. The faces of Lakuma, Sominaidu and Cinema Naidu flased on her mind. The car moved after a while and Arunatara was brought into this world. She saw through the car window the poster of " Accurate Future prediction through Vedic jyothish" Love, marriage, job, future... While Arunatara was reading the car moved. It is an astrologist and numerologist Sharma. She looked at her watch. It's going to be 9'O clock. The party meeting begins at 10.00 There is still time but the car had already crossed the signal lamps. Arunatara uttered a sigh. " What happened madam? " asked Kumar the car driver.
Lakuma she said first , secondly she said Naidu She felt she was confused after uttering the second word. The third word she uttered was Velugu party ...hardly had she uttered the third word she realized that she was not speaking but the words were coming out of her on their own. Kumar pulled the car to the left and stopped. Arunatara said " I want to meet the astrologist" She was getting down from the car. " Madam please don't get off the car. I will reverse the car." said Kumar. " Kumar have you lost your mind? How can one go back in the same road. It is wrong route" " Yes madam every one can not go back but you can. Nobody dares to question you. I think with heart I have lost my mind" Aruna softly said " shut up! " She opened the door and got off the car and started walking back. It was still drizzling. "You are the known to the entire state you are a celebrity! You should not go alone!" He shouted and ran behind her with an umbrella. He held the umbrella over her head while she was walking. He was walking behind her in white uniform. Kumar was 6 feet mascular man.
He looks like a heavy weight boxer and he has the air of a bouncer. Aruna scolded him to stop covering her with umbrella. Just then a photographer clicked. As she walked a head on the wet pavement several people stopped vehicles and watched her. One of the bystanders told his neighbour " Look how nubile she is! She is the real deva" said one. " Yeah, she is the Menaka sent to earth by mahendra" replied the other. Aruna doesn't want to look around. She grasped that many eyes are watching her. She walked ahead with head bent down looking at the shops now and then. She stepped on a small stone and about to topple. Kumar stretched her hands to save her but she could balance her body. Thank god a big danger was averted said Kumar. Aruna had immense relief too. But hardly did she know that was seen by powerful lenses. Kumar was following her with umbrella. Some people were taking photos. Kumar warned them with his forefinger and made them stop. People are throwing cold stares at her. Sarma's office is a couple of shops ahead. Aruna was entering the Astrologists office. She heard somebody say " She is maintaining a well built young man as car driver. why does a rich lady waste her beauty?" Kumar too heard their comments but was helpless. Aruna looked into his pitiable countenance and stammered " sorry kumar" and she entered the astrologists office.
I am Valmiki said the 40 year old man to Arunatara folding his hands making a deep obeisance. Arunatara was a bit shocked " Aren't you Mr. Sastry?" " That is my family name."said the man. Are your predictions based on astrology or numerology ? asked Aruna. " Both" answered Valmiki and continued ....
The planetary position at the time of birth determines the personality of the individual. The moment a person is born, he is governed by a certain principal planet and the secondary planet is governed by the numbers allotted to these planets. If his number is in a harmony with the number of other person, he will experience harmonious relationship s with the other person. If on the contrary his number is in opposition to that of his friend, the two can never live in harmony with each other. Nothing happens by chance in our lives. Everything is predestined. Numerology is a form of divination similar to astrology that deals with connections between numbers and personality traits.
I believe in astrology not in numerology. said Arunatara.
Numerologist requires you to have a natural fascination towards numbers. It depends on how passionately he decodes everyday numbers causing differences in others lives. A genuine interest in studying their lives will help numerology. the quality of the analysis and interpretation is further improved by understanding of Science, Maths, Gemmology and extensive travel.
Aruna started observing the walls around. Several framed certificates and awards of merit are hanging to the wall. Math major with Statistics from Princeton, Psychology from Vidyasagar Kolkata , International Gemological Academy Srilanka there are several others Aruna looked for no more. She came to the point. My daughter Lakuma is born on 10th May. She is studying Engineering in visakhapatnam.
based on numerology the name Lakuma is Freedom loving, adventure loving, unpredictable, stubborn, immature. Her zodiac sign is Taurus. Taurus girl is a creature that is not only intoxicating, mesmerizing, but also mysterious. She is romantic and dominating by nature. She learns only by her own experiences.
Can she complete her studies? Will she go into films?
Mr Valmiki had many calculations taking more details of Lakuma. Finally he finished his predictions Aruna looked at the watch. It was 9.40. She paid him the fees and rose from her chair. She has no time for her. A mother has no time for her but for her daughter.
There is a great hustle and bustle in the head quarters of Velugu party in Banjarahills. Arunatara entered the vast premises of the head quarters. For quite some time she had neither invitation nor information about the party activities whatsoever since she did not comply with Sominaidu's son. It is an open secret that it is a family party. In velugu party the future of honest people is gloomy. None of the party leaders has greeted her. She walked silently to the dais.
The party hired 3000 RTC buses, 30 trains that carried 20 lakh people to the capital. Five hundred water tanks were hired. 200 mobile clinics and 150 police help centers set up to help the floating population. All the hotels were full. The roads were full and the traffic was dangerous after 10.00. The opposition party leader seriously criticized the arrangement he said that it was a massive violation of the code.
The chief minister Sominaidu, Chief minister's son and the de facto chief minister of the state Babu, Finance minister Chittinaidu, Home minister Kannappa and a dozen other leaders are present on the stage. Arunatara is one among the leaders who sat at the far end of the dais. Sominaidu looked like a bulged balloon. He rose from the seat and saw thousands of party male and female workers, district level leaders who thronged the place. There was a great commotion all over. Banners and life size cutouts were seen in the premises. Somiaidu was laughing waving his hand showing the victory symbol to the cheering crowds. He greeted everybody except Arunatara. He mentioned the names of all leaders on the stage except Aruna. At least he did not look at her. Aruna thought that he has the Hubris syndrome. When success goes to the head the person with hubris syndrome becomes over confident and insolent.
He began his speech with tall claims of his great achievements and joked on the opposition arty. The stage was filled with laughter. He affirmed that Velugu party will win the coming polls. Clapped showered all over. Next the finance minister, Home minister and Education minister and other important portfolios spoke in succession. The party central cadre members were ruling. They are none other than kiss ass politicians and boot lickers. The unimportant were brushed off. Needless to say that Aruna is one among them.
Arunatara got off the stage with utter humiliation. She was walking to the car with a heavy aching heart. She had burning sensation in the stomach. Her head was reeling. She slowed down. Her face turned pale when she heard the laughter of the Babu's group of men. Aruna saw them from the corner of her eyes. They all looked like wolves. She was spotted by the media cameras. A dozen cameras rounded her up while she was speeding up towards the exit gate. They looked like vultures waiting for a dead body. "So far I cried behind the closed doors and laughed in the public. A time has come to tell you about the the humiliation meted out to me in the party..." Aruna opened her lips, raised her voice and called a spade a spade. Later she paid the driver few months salary , took the car keys and drove herself off the premises.