December 27, 2006

Mundan 6 - With my mother

I knew that something special was up. I had special clothes, there were lots of people and my mother and father were all dressed up too. As a part of our hindu rituals for a child I was going to get my head tonsured. The ceremony is called a Mundan. The sun was filtering in, there were nice smells in the air and I fell asleep. When I woke up things felt much cooler and ooh I looked different suddenly. Dont know why Mummy was crying, I had a great time especially when they were showering me with flower petals! Amongst others Amama, Abu, Dada, Dadi, Kitty and Maina bua made it to Jamshedpur. My cousins Jehaan and Anya were there too with Monish Phupad. My masis didnt make it. I hope you like the photos. You can see more here on Shutterfly.

Mundan 2 Mundan 3
Mundan 4 Jehaan, Monish and Anya

Mundan 5 -Flower Shower Kol holiday 2006-7 650
mundan with my grandparents


Made for Me

August 4, 2006

Art for Uma

There was a lot of debate about what was going to be made, who was going to make what, whether the colors matched etc. Finally, the consensus was to select some pictures from my books and the colors were chosen individually. Mummy has been painting for a while and Amama used to a long time ago. For Abu and Nanda masi drawing was something they hadnt done since leaving school and here they were painting their master pieces in oil! I’m really happy to receive such a gift and they are hanging proudly on my wall. I hope they make some more 😀

Amama and Abu

July 28, 2006


There are tons more but this one I like 😀  Mummy’s even got it enlarged and put up.  It was taken the day they were leaving.  But I’ll be meeting them again in December.