Anuj– Anuj sat in a foul mood. He and his father had had an argument early in the morning which had left both of them in a rotten mood.
He was starting his Tenth Board exams the next day and the first paper was Maths, a subject which he loathed. It was such a pleasant morning that he wanted to go out and sing. But his father was always after him to do well in studies especially maths because it was scoring. And said that music was alright as a hobby but not as a career.
But being an engineer would maybe earn him money but not satisfacion, but would his father understand that?
Mr. Mishra– Mr. Mishra understood what Anuj was going through. In his youth he too loved to write, he had even joined a weekly but the pay was so pathetic that he was not able to support his family. And so he had become a salesman and had remained so for the last 20 years. Oh why couldn’t Anuj understand that music was good as a hobby and unless you were a Pandit Jasraj, it couldn’t support you financially?
Mrs. Mishra– Mrs. Mishra was torn between father and son. She understood what her husband was saying and she understood what her son was going through but how could she make each understand the others viewpoint but most important what was the best way through?
Anushka– She was the youngest and still 2 years away from the Big menace-10th board.
She wanted to be an IITian and had already made plans to reach THERE. But mom and dad were always behind bhaiya because he was a SON. Let him do what he wants, I will be an IITian and look after them in their old age and if need be she would look after bhaiya too. What was the fuss all about; let him follow his dreams.