Friday, January 18, 2013


I think I must be luckier than most people - I've had all four of my grandparents around for a long, long time.

I was very close to two of the four in particular. My paternal grandpa and maternal grandma.

The former passed away about two years ago.

The latter barely a week ago - only nine days after the sudden demise of my mother's father. Yes, it's been a tough start to the year for the family -especially my mother, with whom they both lived for the last few years.

For me personally - well, by and large, I've had pretty good relationships with all the grandparents - but with the above two (photos below) it was really special. And one of the most important reasons for my sabbatical was to be able to spend time with my grandma. And I'm so, so, so glad I did it.

Yes, grandparents are altogether awesome beings. I have huge gratitude and fond memories of all of them - Badi, Papa, Dadu and Didu.

P.S - Each of them had quite the sense of humour, amongst their many,many other qualities. That's what I enjoyed most.


  1. It must be heart breaking!
    My condolences to you and your family. I think you look a lot like your grandmother.... just judging from the two pictures: your grandmother's and you with papad.

    My introduction, well, I am your very new follower. And I must say that your writing have got me hooked-on to your blog. Looking forward to reading your book soon.

    Take care


  2. I know how u must be feeling....Even I am on those who have been extremely close to my Grandparents...and unfortunately have lost two of them....but still talk to them:-)

  3. I am sorry for your loss. Stay strong and hang on to wonderful memories. You sure inherited their sense of humour. It is reflected in your writing.


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