The friendship colour never fadesMeera was very upset because her best friend, Ria, was not with her. Meera belonged to a very poor family, while Ria belonged to a high-class family, as her father was in a good position in the Municipal Corporation. When Meera met Ria, it was also an interesting story.
Meera's family was so poor that they had not even a small house. They lived in a jhuggi on unauthorised land. Once, the municipal corporation removed these jhuggi, and the people living there became homeless. Then Meera and her family were forced to live on the footpath. And then she started selling flowers, and one day she fainted due to hunger. Then a car stops near her, and a man takes her to his home, which was nearby, and gives her food and new clothes. There she finds Ria, a dumb girl, the daughter of the man. Meera liked Ria, and Ria also liked her. They became friends. Now Meera comes daily to meet her. She began to understand her words very well. They played, danced, and drew with colour together. In a few days, the Holi festival was coming; hence, Meera and Ria were both excited to celebrate the festival with each other. But one day, Ria heard that her father had gotten a promotion. And now they will have to shift to another city. She got upset. She told Meera about that. Meera also became sad because now she would no longer see her. The day came when Ria's father got his transfer letter and Ria's family left for another city.
Now Meera had started feeling lonely and being sad too. The same was the case with Ria, on the other hand. On Holi, Meera was sad, so she did not take an interest in anything. Her mother had tried everything to please her, but it was all in vain. Suddenly, her mother screamed with joy. Meera saw that a girl was coming towards her with Holi colours. Her happiness knew no bounds. Yes. This was Ria. Both hugged and applied Holi colours to each other. Then, Ria's father gave the news that the government had allotted flats to all the jhuggi dwellers whose jhuggis were demolished and that they would get them after Holi. Hearing this, everyone got a wave of happiness and enjoyed Holi.
Entry for the Colours - a photo-based creative writing contest