Sunday, July 17, 2016

WOW - Superheroes In Disguise

There are many people around us whom we don’t notice but they are the superman or superwoman of our life. Man been a social animal, the life revolves around web of relationships, some by blood and some by humanity. As we grow and move out, the blood relations are left out and the community in which we live, they become closer than blood ties. It goes the same for all of us.

I feel that the support staff who are there at our reach are the superheroes of our life and whose timely approach makes our life cosy and comfortable.

Till my kids were small and I was healthy, I carried all the household chores as well as outside world on my own and I enjoyed executing. In those days, we had two wheeler and my husband handled it. He was in marketing, so most of the time, he was on tour. I managed all the chores along with children by rickshaw and so my dependency was more on the Rickshaw puller.

With two small kids and the baggage, it got tough to cross roads and hire rickshaw. There was one puller, who was quite generous and helped me a lot. He advised me to tell my timings of plying and he would be available on my doorstep at the stipulated time. In those days, mobile services were not there, so fixing "timings" worked. I don’t remember his name but till date, I am grateful for his services because he helped me a lot in those days when my kids were too small and there is only two years age difference between the two, so you can imagine my plight. He was quite trustworthy and he handled the kids with love and care while I bought things n veggies from the market. He rendered his services for absolute four years and never had he failed in his timings. I recall him as a Superman who helped me in the initial years of my family life.

Life is full of ups and down and I have my share off and on.

In 90’s, my husband fractured his leg and after a week, I was confined to bed due to over weakness in my limbs, unable to move. I was in my early twenties and this sudden change gave me a hard blow and I had nervous breakdown. The situation at my place was grim. The fracture got ignored, rather it was taken as a disguise that my husband got ample holiday to stay at home and arrange for my needs. The god was not happy at this situation and tried to test our patience. Both my kids were down with measles. So, there was endless tragedy, one after another and none to take care of us. We had lot of relatives but none turn up. The mother of my husband's subordinate offered her help and she stayed back at our place, managing all the things, especially the kids, who were of three-four years. Her selfless services for more than a month helped all of us to recoup and the best part was that she managed the house and her motherly instinct was great. She was the superwoman in disguise, whose timely help saved my family. To this day, I am grateful and have tried to be available for her needs. But my help is not selfless, it is my act of Thanksgiving.

Since two decades, I am suffering from neuropathy and at most, I need assistance. I am grateful to all my colleagues, subordinates, associates, friends and staff, who are there for me always and they have made my life wonderful at my workplace or on outing or at home.

I am surrounded by superheroes and superwoman and they make my life beautiful and enjoyable and I can’t fathom of life without them. The ties of brotherhood are more intense in my life than the blood ties, because my blood ties are staying far off and are available on web or mobile.

I am grateful to all who have added joys and are adding joys in my life. I salute them with reverence and pray for their well-being.

Cheers to my entourage.

‘This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’


  1. Lovely post Ila and a great tribute to the rickshaw puller and the subordinate's mom!We forget to thank adequately our superheroes and your post is a reminder to that!

  2. Lovely post acknowledging some true heroes!

    1. Thanks Rajeev, they truly deserve which is mostly ignored.