Daily Cereal: Beginnings – Ep 25.

2 police officers vs. 20 cut-throat sari clad assassins, who do you think will win?

Well it’s not going to go like that. Why? Well, let’s take away the fact that these women are assassins. What does that leave us with? 20 very angry Indian women …


Officer 1: Ladies, please stop what you are doing.

Nic and Maya’s mum gives him a warm smile.

Mum: And what are we doing officer?

The ever so slightly senior of the two police officers hesitates a little.

Officer 1: …

Officer 2 (leans over to Officer 1 and whispers): You know, she might have a point.

But before the smidgen of a bit senior of the officers can answer Madhuri smacks him over the back of his head with her walking stick.

Officer 1: Ow, what are you doing?

Madhuri: You just left me in the car, what kind of service do you call that?

Officer 1: Will you stop doing that, please?

She gives him a final crack and knocks him unconscious.

Officer 2: Oh my god. You can’t do that!

Mum: Oh god. Madhumashi, what did you do that for?

Madhuri: He lied to us, he said he was showing us the way, not chasing you. I’m fixing things.

The slightly younger (although he would like to think it was more than that) police officer grabs Madhuri’s arm.

Officer 2: You are under arrest for assault (against a police officer) …

Mum: Maniben.

Nic and Maya’s Manimashi hands blur with motion and in the blink of an eye the other police officer is down.

Mum: We all ready had it under control Mashi.

Madhuri: What control?

Mum: It would have been fine. You didn’t have to hit him.

Madhuri: Of course I did, he knows, he must be destroyed.

Mum: We are not destroying police men.

Madhuri: Police were never involved in my day.

Mum: Yes Mashi, I’m sure it was fine in your day and then the British invaded.

Maya: Can we just sort this out, please?


Maya: Sorry Mum.

Mum: You, go with Gangamashi to the safe house and wait there.

Maya: Yes, Mum.

Mum: And you.

Nic: Yes Mum?

Mum: You’re coming with me. Don’t look at me like that, I’m your mother, I’m not going to hurt you. Again. Maniben, Neena,
you take these two and follow me.

Nic: Where are we going?

Mum: Home.

© Sonal Patel, 2007


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