That day I was in hurry to
return home. Just then an auto stopped by (Sharing one) looking for boarding
passengers. I dashed into it. Next moment I was surprised to find the driver of
my gender i.e. a woman. I was delighted not because I wasn’t aware of the women
auto drivers but it was my first encounter with one. It was ever more amusing seeing
because her daughter was sitting beside her. As the auto sped off I had a brief
chat with her and her daughter.
She is Reshma and she
drives auto for her livelihood. Her daughter is proud of her and dreams to be
an IAS officer. She is a happy mother and happy women. Her daughter a pre-teenage
girl was visibly happy but was bit shy to talk to me. She nodded her head to
say Yes/No to my queries and just smiled…That’s it!! On the way two more
passengers boarded it (one of them being a woman) and were amused to see the
whole ambiance. My stop came just in 15 minutes.
I can’t say…how delightful
and inspiring those 15 minutes were.