Friday, September 19, 2008

Saturday the 13th


Nyla at Bangalore on Sept 13th, my parents' wedding anniversay # 52.
clockwise from top left
at Delhi airport the day before
Nyla and Neela at the dining table
At the park
On her favourite vehicle at airports this time its bangalore!
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Birthday !

that cake looked pretty delightful.....tasted pretty good too! but it was the pool that was the real splash with the young attendees...!
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CONCENTRATION !

....and some people think you need a coach to teach this.........!

Nyla's friends and her birthday cake, 2008!
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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Bush's view! By George!

Xanadu @ Delhi

One of these three is hearing and speech impaired. It was just beautiful to observe the three interact and go about their work.

Maybe I'm cynical, but it was fantastic watching such young people display such sensitivity with a sense of fun. And there were no concessions on the work front either.

One morning somewhere in my neighbourhood
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Z category security

Nyla's photo of me doing something I've done very rarely...... a peaceful sleep!
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Groundhog Day


This sequence plays out every morning (and then there are some others)...

Nyla wakes up grouchy.....

"Mummy, book padao...." "aaaaaaaagh, woh book nahin"

...some more chat later...

"Nyla, I'm not going to talk to you if you behave like this....."

Whack! (hand, arm, book something smites Mom)

"NYLAAAAA, what are you doing? I'm going away"

This is the negotiating table post-that point......

Mom and Dad's most nostalgic moment at age 55 or something when they realize that this cute, nice kid has decided to:

a. take up poetry as major in college
b. spend time with girl/ boy about the same age
c. do recreational marijuana / hashish
d. spend more time with her/his guitar/sitar/bharat natyam and not focus on grades
e. eye "art of Living" as a career option and not "Trillion Mutual" on Wall Street....

something like that.......
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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Tiger in the Woods!

One hour in Ranthambhore National Park for a meeting.....

and she first walks past the car park.....


and then along a ridge........as we try to locate her in a jeep...


and then runs towards our jeep because her cubs are behind us somewhere...


.....this photo is as she walks past our jeep...


moments from heaven....
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Friday, February 29, 2008

Snow White and the Five Others

Nyla (on skis)...and Meenakshi (blue jacket) on snow in Manali and up....

















My brother Lakshman and his wife Kazuko......................... Never been on snow myself... and this was fun. Just an hour away from where I live every winter and this was the first time....!
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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pehla Nasha....

Nyla's first photograph, on my phone camera. She picked this dolphin painting at this shack in Goa (Dec 2007).

Note that there ain't any people around!

and a wonderfully clear snap......(says doting parent).
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