A Grandfather I wish I had known better

St. Paul, Minnesota circa 1975 Papa’s father–my Dada (Dtha-Dtha) came to visit us from India. He was an amazing character and I could not take my eyes […]


Mamaji’s Letters

Chandigarh, India circa 1960 A few years ago, I got a wonderful gift from one of Mamaji’s oldest friends, Gloria. She had saved a packet […]


Happy Father’s Day

Punjab, India circa 1957 One of our favorite games was to watch Papa when he exercised. He would stand on his hands for long periods […]


Wedding Day

Hoshiarpur, India April 12, 1947 When my father met my mother, it was love at first sight. Papa was tall, slender and very handsome. The […]


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