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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