Joint Journals -March 2015

How would a family journal like this look like in a 100 years from now?

To answer this question, one can try
Looking at how a family journal
would have looked 50 or 100 years ago.

LABELING PHOTOGRAPHS

I got some old black and white photographs (collected from Palam Vihar)

and made a file. Then sat with my sons and labeled them- the year (approximate)

for old photographs, the persons, place, and themes. Seeing old photographs

made us get the perspective of what has happened in the lives of these persons,

and their children, grand children over the decades

BHATT BROTHERS...1967. A 20 year window gives us many nuances of how life shapes up

BHATT BROTHERS…1967. A 20 year window gives us many nuances of how life shapes up

1958... My grandfather, in Karachi days, Ministry of External affairs, India

1958… My grandfather, in Karachi days, Ministry of External affairs, India

CHILDREN GROWING

Seeing the different phases of life, through the lens of a child growing made

for another theme in our joint journal.

“Who will take me to the zoo” said Mayank in 2008, the only one disappointed

that I had found my lost passport and could now travel

2004 ..Grandchildren are the future which we will not be able to see physically

RAWATS 2004 ..Grandchildren are the future which we will not be able to see physically

2003 Jasola Delhi

2003 Jasola Delhi

WALKS …Indian diaspora

The joint journals have nuances and discussions regarding Walks and readings done in different regions.

Looking back at some characters through post colonial perspective, or putting on

a feminist thinking-hat helped make for rich memories of walks done over yester years

2012 JUNE- FATHER'S day walk..Many currents across generations of the Maltese Indian diaspora community

VASWANIS 2012 JUNE- FATHER’S day walk with the Vasvanis .Many currents across generations of the Maltese Indian diaspora community

Maltose Indian diaspora The Yoga Group with their certificates-Sukh Sagar Indian Community Centre, San Gjwann, Malta

Maltose Indian diaspora
The Yoga Group with their certificates-Sukh Sagar Indian Community Centre, San Gjwann, Malta

ART

Another joint journal theme we kept was- Art as a way of life.

Went through some guitar recordings and memories of Orlem-Malad

SCHOOLS

Memories associated with schools give a flavor of different aspects of life

READINGS

Have a reading at the end of the day..(and also in the beginning) is a wonderful

way to enrich one’s life.

These were some of the themes on which we build four separate journals

sitting together in Mississauga, last month

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About prashant bhatt

A doctor, photographer, writer likes to read and travel. Reading journal : gracereadings.com
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