Awakins In Ahmedabad
Posted by Meghna Agrawal on Jul 6, 2013
With knots in my stomach, I said to myself, "It's 'prasad' and we'll serve till the last grain remains." When I went in the kitchen, though, I found 5 kilos of samosas arranged on the table. It so happened, one lady who regularly attended for 6 months was leaving the area in 2 days, and she brought them to celebrate her last Awakin with us. Since we did not have enough cutlery, we divided the dinner in 2 shifts.
It was a meal of a lifetime! And that was a happy ending for that day. :)
The story does not end there. Next week we were tagged with 2 dozen plates, 2 dozen cups, 3 serving bowls and 3 serving spoons by the same lady so that all of us could eat together the next time. To this day, we remember her by using the same set of cutleries she tagged us with.
How spaces like Awakins provide so many deep experiences is a magic I have to yet understand on a logical level. On a heart level, it's like a puzzle fitting perfectly in its spot.