My friend Vatsala gave this to my mother on her birthday.
How true. The recent visit of my granddaughter ( four and a half) filled us with so much happiness and joy.
Everything Arundati did seemed so delightful, right from teasing her 'Thatha' (grandfather) by taking away his woollen night cap and running to hide it, to rubbing away the kolam in the pooja room. Every evening at 6.30 she would pull up her little chair and sit as close as possible to my mother while she watched the 'Ramayana' (in Malayalam) on TV. She does not understand the language at all, but was so fascinated by the epic. Her mother has been telling her the story of the 'Ramayana', and Arundati feels a great attraction to it. So much so that she can answer many basic questions on the epic.
But indulgent grandmothers tend to run on about their grandchildren’s antics, so I shall stop here.
And go on to my mother – and share some nice news about her.
My mother has done us all proud by getting featured in the January issue of the monthly magazine ME (of the Mumbai newspaper DNA) as a senior blogger – some of you know her as Maiji. Nicely reported by Supriya Kantak, it is a beautiful display on two pages with colour pictures.
Read it here and here.
Maiji's blogs are Memories and Musings and Memories and Musings II - Life in Pondicherry