Karma Café: Scene I

Updated: Sep 7

[While light music is playing in the background, a lady in her early 60s is sitting on the counter talking on the phone, a girl about 20 years of age enters the stage.]


Ramya:

Have a nice day, keep smiling (Hanging down the receiver)... our friends at table number 5 are in a gloomy mood, attend the table quickly!


[Meanwhile, a waitress stops at a table where a few girls are sitting and turns to the counter.]


Waitress:

Ma’am! Someone wants to meet you. She’s sitting there.


[The waitress pointed towards a table, glancing at the girl]


Ramya:

Kindly tell her that I’m not interested in giving an interview.


Waitress:

I’ve already told that ma’am but she told me to inform you that she is the daughter of one of your old customers.


[Looking at her again, Ramya tries to remember if the girl seems familiar… giving up, she turns towards the waitress.]


Ramya:

Bring some coffee and tell her to come here. Make it extra strong!


[After being informed, the girl comes and sits at a table near the counter and Ramya gently sits there too.]


Girl:

Thank you ma’am for your time.


Ramya:

Sorry for the inconvenience dear. Lately, I have stopped talking to people. Each and every person was demoralizing me.


[Waitress enters and places the coffee on the table and exits.]


Ramya:

Here... have it, you look a bit tired.


[Girl sips the drink]


Girl:

Hmm. Do you really serve this to everyone? I was in need of this, how did you know?


Ramya:

Well, that’s Karma Café…


Girl:

I am really eager to know your story madam. My father used to say, “If you wanna know what passion looks like visit Karma Café.”


Ramya:

Well who are you, child? Not a familiar face.


Girl:

My name is Arshi Shah, I work for a food magazine. My father was one of your regular customers and he had recently passed away.


Ramya:

I am sorry for your loss.


Girl:

He always used to talk about how you guys being business analysts and software engineers started this amazing place and it was his wish that I should visit and write an article about this cafe.

Ramya:

Such a kind man. I would certainly like to share our story. Not for you but for your father. I hope we could help in changing his mood a few times at least.


[Blackout]

 

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Credits

This contribution is co-written by V. K. Telkepalli, edited by R. K. Chamarla, & Tarun Chintam & photographed by ​Ravindra Patoju.

 

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This drama is available in a paperback & ebook.




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