Ella was always a keen observer, and she always used to keep an account of every individuals and incidents that she has come across in her short span of life. An old man, whom she fondly called “mittaayi appaappan” is still in her memories. Ella hardly knows this person, as she used to meet him only during her annual visits to her mother’s place. The positive impact created by this graceful man on little Ella, by giving chocolates, is hard to express in words. Though she hardly has anything to say about him, he is someone who can never be left out while referring to Ella.
“Kalam ka”, is yet another man whom Ella’s mind has captured during her days in Bangalore. Her parents refer to him as an “angel”, who used to give them hope, when they were in the verge of distress. Years ahead, being settled in Kerala, the identity of “Kalam ka” is still unknown.
“Who is Kalam Ka? Where did he live? Why did he become so close to our family, and now we are not even able to trace him? Why do I still remember his name?”
Pondering over this God’s angel, Ella asks herself these questions. Ella’s firm belief in angels is another significant fact, that makes her reflect over everyone whom she has come across. She has an ardent desire to find him, and know more about him, if possible.
(NB: “Mittaayi appaappan” is a Malayalam word, which denotes an old man who used to give chocolates to Ella during her childhood.) *Mittaayi – Chocolate *Appaappan – grandfather. *Kalam Ka – “Ka/ ikka is an act of respect shown towards an elder brother.