162nd beneficiary. (Livelihood bicycle) A miracle, I think, is like a trickle of water that escapes from the regular path of a flowing river, maybe with a specific purpose, intention and ambition but arrives unannounced to quench the thirst of a being on another path, out of the way, who would have perished had the trickle not left her path to roam another.

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162nd beneficiary. (Livelihood bicycle)
 
A miracle, I think, is like a trickle of water that escapes from the regular path of a flowing river, maybe with a specific purpose, intention and ambition but arrives unannounced to quench the thirst of a being on another path, out of the way, who would have perished had the trickle not left her path to roam another.
 
Sankat Nagesh Yadav (31)
 
Milkman.
 
Sankat Nagesh is from Telengana. He lives in South Mumbai, with his sister and brother in law.
He could not study beyond the tenth, because of financial constraints. His family owns two acres of agriculture land back in their village, but, which is not productive enough to sustain their family.
 
Three to four years ago, because of financial constraints, and some personal issues because of his previous marriage, on three occasions Nagesh seriously thought he should end his life. The third time he thought of doing so, a neighbour happened to pass by, on a path that he (the neighbour) never takes but for some reason he did that day, and saw a depressed Nagesh and stopped to talk to him. That conversation changed his life.
 
A ‘miracle of God’ is what Nagesh considers his neighbour’s unscheduled, out of the way, visit that day.
Often, I have heard or read of such miracles. Someone arrives without announcement and unscheduled and happens to save another.
 
A miracle, I think, is like a trickle of water that escapes from the regular path of a flowing river, maybe with a specific purpose, intention and ambition but arrives unannounced to quench the thirst of a being on another path, out of the way, who would have perished had the trickle not left her path to roam another.
 
Nagesh regained faith and hope in his limited abilities, and gained back his self-confidence and self-esteem, from his neighbour’s timely visit and swore to walk again. Subsequently he took up another job, I think of driving a tractor, and even got married again. (What had transpired between Nagesh and his ex-wife, because of which they had divorced and he had lost hope in living anymore, is too personal for me to mention here.) After he had two children, he decided to migrate to Mumbai to increase his livelihood options. Cities have more to offer.
 
Nagesh migrated to Mumbai two years ago, supported by his sister, and brother in law who delivers milk to households in Walkeshwar. Nagesh has two children, a son and daughter. This year he proposes to get his daughter admitted in a school. His wife and children live in the village.
 
It served him well, forgetting and forgiving the injustice and betrayal he suffered during his previous marriage. Because when I saw him riding on an old and borrowed bicycle at Walkeshwar, though he was carrying nearly eighty kilos of milk and riding uphill, he smiled back when I struck a conversation with him.
 
“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”
― C. JoyBell C.
 
Just as we cyclists lighten the load off our bikes, using the lightest accessories and carbon frames and forks, to ride faster and longer. I too had to begin my life all over again, post my divorce and a failed business in the late 1990s, and I managed to survive both. A butterfly cannot take off if she holds on to the the blade of grass or flower she perched on.
 
This bicycle was donated to Nagesh by Samyak Chakrabarty and Rishi Aswani. Nagesh contributed nominally towards its purchase.
Earlier, Nagesh had agreed to our terms of contributing nearly half its cost, which for us made him more worthy of being a deserving beneficiary, the kind not seeking ‘freebies’, however, after he told me about his quite recent suffering and financial losses and constraints, we decided to bring down his contribution substantially. Thank you Samyak and Rishi.
 
Thank you to Kohinoor Cycles (http://kohinoorcyclestores.blogspot.com/) Siddharth Vora (https://www.facebook.com/siddharth.vora.58?fref=ts) for the good service.
 
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