fate had some thing else in store.
Sharmishtha started developing blindness.
She became very depressed and simply
stopped coming to the workshop.
Meanwhile the supervisors at SILENCE were wondering why Sharmishtha was
not attending the workshop. One
morning the workshop manager decided
to visit her. When she reached Sharmishtha's
house it was all gloom there! Every
one was highly distressed. When
Gayetri-di, the workshop manager,
enquired about her not attending
the workshop, Sharmishtha just broke
down. She narrated in tears about
her failing vision and how it had
become impossible for her to see
far away objects. So she would dare
not go out on the streets on her
own! She was just scared! Gayetri-di
was very sorry and was wondering
what to do. Then she had an idea.
She arranged that some person from
the workshop would visit her house
everyday and would escort her to
the workshop. And this worked!
started visiting the workshop once
again! As she could no longer see
properly, she didn't know what to
do. Then an idea struck Gayetri-di
and she got Sharmishtha slowly involved
in wrapping and packing the products.
is back to her own, once again!
Unfortunately, her parents having
passed away, she lives alone on
a paying guest arrangement and quietly
earns her own living.