DERAILED MISSION | Chronicle by Mantri Pragada Markandeyulu

Generally software people, who ones leave India for career sake, never return to India.  People get settled somewhere in some country.  These people never bother to get married up to the age of 35-40 years. 

          One Mr. Krishnan, B Tech Itean marriage took place in Dubai four years back with Sheela, B Tech girl.  Both went to America from Dubai and doing software jobs and earning handsomely. In the meantime, the Sheela got pregnant. Due to family pressure, Sheela opted to resign her job and come back to her home place at Hyderabad (India) to stay with her parents till such time the delivery took place.  Both used to speak regularly over the phone each week. Sheela was in the advanced stage of pregnancy.

Krishnan, the husband of Sheela, was handsome, but what transpired him was not known. During the absence of her wife, Krishnan was involved in another love affair with an Indian born Christian girl by name Pricilla, who was also a software girl with very high sound profile & financial condition as well as being the only daughter of a top influential person in India. Krishnan got tempted to the extravagant style of living, did not reveal about his marital status and got engaged to this Christian girl, Pricilla. Both were leading the unofficial marriage life even before the marriage, that too during the absence of Krishnan’s first wife Sheela.

Krishnan did not inform anything about this to his first wife Sheela and stopped speaking over the phone with his first wife in a slow process.  Whenever his first wife Sheela telephoned Krishnan from Hyderabad, he just was evading to speak to Sheela telling her that he was very busy and having meetings at the office. Few weeks and months rolled. One day, Krishnan planned to marry his second love lady Pricilla at Hyderabad. This was conveyed to Pricilla at the last minute, as there was no other go to him except to reveal the truth about his first marriage with Sheela.  The second love lady Pricilla, however, just managed to hear the words of him, and was willing to wait for some more time.

 What transpired between Krishnan and the first wife Sheela was not known. But, Krishnan’s mind was brain-washed by Pricilla, the second love lady, as Pricilla thought that her father was highly influential in India and that she could get on with Krishnan after the divorce settlement with Sheela was over.

In the meantime, Krishnan and Pricilla enjoyed a lot in the glittering world and there were no boundaries for their unofficial marriage life. Both were dreaming high and in view of money, luxury, power, influence at their disposal.          

          As time was rolling, Pricilla was pressurizing Krishnan for an early marriage. But, Krishnan was postponing this due to the delivery time of his first wife Sheela, as he thought that this is not the time for going in for the divorce. In the meantime, whenever Sheela used to telephone Krishnan from Hyderabad he always found a way to evade her calls, fearing phone tampering by Pricilla. 
Sheela got suspicious about Krishnan not speaking, as before. But she took things lightly thinking that Krishnan was a sincerely fellow.

          One day Pricilla, mistakenly telephoned the number of Sheela in the absence of Krishnan. Sheela got more suspicion on Krishnan about some lady telephoning from Krishnan’s phone. Sheela was deeply thinking about the drastic change in Krishnan’s attitude and not speaking to her whole-heartedly. Moreover, Krishnan stopped sending money to Sheela, as before for her expenses.

          Sheela smelt something bad on Krishnan. Still, Sheela was on positive thinking. Sheela’s parents had started doubting Krishnan’s behavioral attitudes in not having any communication with his partner, Sheela. She also stopped telephoning to Krishnan and as she got up due to Krishnan’s non-responsive manner; willed herself to not check her phone to see if Krishnan had replied.

It had been about three days now. Sheela hated that she was constantly checking his 'last seen at' status and yes, he had logged in just five minutes ago.
Yet she couldn't stop herself. This sinking feeling to find absolutely no communication from Krishnan was becoming unbearable, almost torturous.

And then, just as she sat down in her chair, her phone vibrated. With her heart thudding in her ear, she unlocked her phone and stared at the screen. Finally! It was his message.
But when she opened it and read it, she nearly stopped breathing. She didn't know if he was joking or not. What was this?

Krishnan sent a message that he had deeply fallen in love with Pricilla, who also loved him and were leading the family life. The message also said that he wanted to divorce her (Sheela) and go in for wedlock with Pricilla.
Sheela was absolutely stunned. She became numb for a while. It felt like a current shock. Her mind went blank for a while. Although she recovered soon, she got angry with Krishnan, was weeping, crying and unable to understand the reasons behind Krishnan’s message.
Sometimes Sheela thought that the message might have been floated erroneously or for a joke because that day was 1st April.
When her parents came, she still did not inform them anything on this.

          Sheela’s marriage with Krishnan took place in a dramatic way at Dubai. Both were working at a small IT firm in Dubai. Sheela used to stay at one of the ladies hostels near to her office and Krishnan also used to stay near the ladies hostel where Sheela was staying in Dubai. Due to a frequent acquaintance, both came close and got understanding to lead the life and married at the Registrar of Marriages at Dubai, under the Dubai Marriage Act. The Marriage Certificate issued at Dubai got lost during their one of the transits and this she didn't have any marriage proof with her to substantiate her claims in case of any unforeseen things.

          Sheela’s friend Malini came to see her. Both had been close friends over a few years. When both met at Sheela’s house, they were discussing the behavioral attitudes of Krishnan and his non-responsive manner.  Also, Sheela was discussing the non-availability of their Marriage documents or Marriage Certificate nor any photographs for evidential purpose, in case any issue comes up pertaining to divorce or separation. Malini had advised Sheela to keep low for a few months and promised her that at the appropriate time,  things will get set right.
Malini also told Sheela that post-delivery rest is also needed and there is no point in breaking head simply thinking wasteful things.

Sheela and Malini also spoke about the following few things to get relaxed.

Why college come-out chaps are crazy to choose and opt the software line?
Why the software life is preferred? Why the IT field looks to be dominating the employment sector, Why the IT field is much in demand throughout the world? Is the IT field suitable for males candidates? Why can’t the IT Sector encourage female candidates? The question of whether or not IT employees areactually satisfied with their earnings? Any good benefits in the IT field when compared to Government and Banking employment in the long run? Why most of the IT employees change from one company to another in a span of a few years, Is the software knowledge un-ending? Will the software technology development line last forever? Has software technology become so much in demand worldwide? Why IT candidates are fond of only the IT sector? How job guarantees are done in the IT field? Why can’t this IT Sector be brought under Semi-Government category or autonomous Body category? Which State will Bell the Cat for this type of exercise?

One software IT giant company client, who appoints a Software Engineer as a Team Lead says – Wow and Hi, My Dear employee, you will have to complete the given project work within the stipulated time frame and should be completed well ahead of the time schedules while meeting the challenges and pressures. Lest, you will be “ousted” from the job or you will be kept in the bench.
Again the client says – you will be “Toasted” if you do not reach the full target in the given project. But, one thing is sure, the client tells the employed IT engineer 'If one wants to continue in IT field, one day or the other, one will be Ousted or Toasted, and one has to bear with it. Please get prepared, said a client to the IT employee who is engaged on the given project work in the IT sector.

Then after taking snacks and tea, Malini left Sheela’s place.

After a week Malini again met Sheela and they both visited one Babaji Saint to take the blessings, to have a sigh of relief. While discussing, Babaji Saint told Sheela and Malini, some very important 

LIFE IS NOT FOREVER,  It is sure that whoever is born on this earth, of course on one day or the other have to definitely leave the life from this world. Nothing lasts forever in this world. 

 Our eyes will never believe and our minds never think how beautiful this Glittering World is! 
Can anybody say this is not available in this world? What is not available in this world? The only fault is that money is not substantially available with people. How much a person can enjoy? Can a person enjoy things alone? Everybody knew life span is limited, based on environmental conditions of place/area. Where is the end for enjoyment?   

Time changes a man. There are many instances – A rich man has become a pauper. A poor man becomes a very rich man.                                 

Babaji Saint further said to Sheela and Malini about the following, to make them understand what life is and how to live with peace of mind.     

  • While giving money for charity – count the money and give. When you are throwing the money in the sea, you count the money and throw.
  • This Glittering World consists of ‘crooks & cracks’, ‘rich & poor’, ‘misers & spendthrifts’.
  • ‘One has to live in this glittering world for living sake’ and not for enjoyment sake’. The glittering world is different and leading life is different.
    Continuously enjoying in this glittering world is also dangerous. One does not know what will happen and at what time it will. 
    Time will not stop. Life is also moving. Nobody knows, “which day it belongs to us and which day it does not belong to us”.
  • Glittering World is for seeing and enjoying. “Glittering World is a world nothing but to tempt people.

Babaji Saint said, ‘all that glitters would vanish one day’.

  • It is a manmade mad world. Glitters may last forever, but, life does not last forever. Of course, this is everybody’s Glittering World. Our life is a one-time life and we probably live for limited years.
  • Few people short-close their lives on petty matters, love matters and also due to desperate & disgusted mind.
  • Many people make suicide attempts for many reasons. Many people die due to hanging, fall before the running train. Life is a very precious one. One can do wonder’s in the life span time. 
  • He added, 'It is a sin to short-close the life'. Also said, 'A great duty has been entrusted to one’s life – one has to wait for that duty completion till the end of life'.

Babaji Saint lastly said,

"Look Sheela and Malini, Taking birth in this world is nature’s blessing and nature decides when to go from this world”. “One has to obey the orders of nature’s blessing and curses”

After hearing the above valuable messages from Babaji Saint, the duo left Babaji’s place with a sigh of relief and found peace within her as she began managing her life well without any disturbances.

After a couple of months, Pricilla demanded Krishnan to marry her as soon as possible, but Krishnan feared something unknown to him and was evading the marriage with Pricilla. When Krishnan and Pricilla were going round in America on a holiday trip in their car, they met with an accident and fractured their legs and arms. Both were bedridden. Krishnan couldn't attend to his official duties as like before and was removed from his job. Krishnan was just managing the days to recover from the accident.  Pricilla, being financially very sound was not having any problems.

Then Pricilla changed her mind on Krishnan. Slowly, she stopped moving with Krishnan and was trying to discardhim from her personal life, thinking that his days are not favoring her.  

After Krishnan’s partial recovery after a few months, Krishnan and Pricilla had heated arguments on their personal life and both parted ways.

In the meantime, Krishnan’s wife Sheela had birthed a male baby obviously was very happy. There had been communication between herself and  Krishnan for about five months. She thought that he had discarded her.  She'd decided not to go to America and wanted to search for a good job at home place itself.

After a couple of months, she eventually got a good Government job. There still was no communication whatsoever from Krishnan to her. Sheela could not get connected to Krishnan over the phone.  His whereabouts were still not known and also, Sheela did not try further to contact Krishnan.

Few years passed. Krishnan again met with another accident while he was traveling to America. He died. There was no immediate communication to Sheela.
Later after few months, some of Krishnan’s friends conveyed the message to Sheela about the death of Krishnan. Sheela wept, broke her heart, her soul wept, her tears rolled down like river water. But, she couldn't helpless.

After a few months, Sheela forgot Krishnan, engaged in her regular duties looking after a son. Sheela became the follower of Great Babaji Saint.

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