Visiting India after I finally finished my papers related to immigration. If one is not resilient, then one cannot survive as an immigrant.
During the first few days in Delhi, with the base in Jasola, we went to Palam and Vasant Kunj
The memories of coming to Jasola from Palam, when the children were in pre-school days (now have finished University) came back in many ways.
Walks- with Mayank-Feb 21-2023 : Humayun Tomb
Mausa-ji- the person who taught me to make notes- was there with me on this trip to Palam. We paid respects to Saraswati Buaji- and I remembered the time in 2015, when after a long time I stayed overnight at Palam-the first time after my mother passed away-Mausaji was there with me, and later, on reflecting, I realized that night in Palam was so unique with so many memories and discussions.
Shailu-ji’s birthday (10-Feb) was the occasion I chose to re-visit India. On the last day, went to dear Guddu bhai-Nirmal Bhabhi place in Lodhi colony.
“When we shift out of Lodhi to Sector 56 Gurgaon, it will be closing a chapter of over 70 plus years”
Guddu bhai told as we walked back to the Metro station and spent some moments at the tomb of Najaf Khan, who was the highest commander of the Mughal army under Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II -from 1772 till his death in April 1782. Talked to Sabu buaji from the Garden tomb-just as we have done over the years. Whenever Guddu bhai and I would sit in Lodhi -and remember the times gone by- we would reach out to Sabu bua-ji.
Some pictures from Family Albums-Dear Guddu Bhai-Yogendra Dobhal-
The Dobhal Brothers-Guddu bhai, Ravi bhai, Sanju bhai-Delhi 1986
..Padma Bua-ji- (Padma Dobhal nee Bhatt)
Walks in Lodhi- with Guddu Bhai-2015
Museum walks with children-National Rail Museum-2008
Writing workshops with Mayank-2011-October
PURANA QUILA-2011-OCTOBER-Mayank Rolling
Devraj Bhai- at Palam 2016
Memories of many meals and times together in B Block-Palam Vihar- the Dabral Family
At B- Block Park with Saraswati Buaji – 2016-November