It was 2 o' clock. Krishna was back home after school. Suddenly he said, "I too want a smartphone. All my friends have smartphones and the play clash of clans or pubg. I too want to play. I too want to be like them."
Damini had a son named Krishna. Krishna was in 8th grade in Carmel convent school. Their family was a lower middle class family with a very small annual income. Damini ran a sweets stall whereas her husband was a drunkard who spent all the money lavishly on alcohol. She tried her best to sanction loan so as to educate Krishna. She had a dream of sending Krishna to English medium school of course all parents desire that. She struggled a lot to make both ends meet. Then there was this day when he demanded for a smartphone.
Damini was in a confusion what to do. Lastly she had no other way but to provide him by selling one of her necklace. Days passed by and Krishna kept spending more time using phone than on studies. The consequences could be foreseen well. He failed and stayed back in the same class for another year. A year passed by. Then there was another new demand. He wanted a bike. When he was denied he shouted, "If you won't give me a bike as my friends have, I'll leave the house and go away." Being the only son, Damini had no other option.
The entire house, their only property was kept in collateral in exchange of some money. The bike he chose to buy was more than 1 lakh rupees and the amount was paid. He got a new bike and was extremely happy. But the happiness didnot last long. He failed again and was expelled from school. The house was taken by the bank because the money was not paid.
Now the father is a proper drunkard who does not recognize his family members even. Damini sits in of the nearby temple. And Krishna, Krishna sold the rest things only to gamble, consume alcohol and smoke weed. The pressure of his friends and his own wish to maintain a lifestyle like that of them forced him to ruin his career.