Tuesday, April 04, 2006


She has completed 75 years today, but no signs of old age whatsoever. She is fit and fine and very enthusiastic. She is native of England, living in Nasik for last 5 years, a trained nurse, a social worker and a good friend of mine. She is passionate about India and knows everything from politics to cricket to social problems.....
She is fond of learning different languages. She can speak English, Spanish, French, German, Marathi and some more. We met in an informal class of Sanskrit. There I used to help her in translating Sanskrit words into English. The passion of learning Sanskrit brought us very close. She loves to read “Bhagwad Geeta” ,,,not because it is a religious book but because of the importance of "karma" given in it..
She knows about moves of “Sonia Gandhi”,Dr Kalam and Our PM..
She likes Amir khan and Dimple..
She admires Rahul Dravid and she likes pace and aggression of Shoaib Akhtar.....
Her favorite movies are DCH,Swades, RDB and want to see Being Cyrus..
At times I feel amazed that in this short span of time how much she learnt about India!!
She always reject my point that “we have problems because of huge population”.. She believes that “You have plenty of resources, you people just don’t care about yourself.. everywhere there is mismanagement.”
In spite of some anguish about pollution and garbage she always tells me “I want to die in India and want to born here to live my next life”
But people like her never die,, they continue to live in the hearts of their friends for ever…….


  • yes , of course we have resources, yet not know how to utilize it, in todays world we indians try to adpot western life style orelse want to get settled down i the US/UK. but there are people around the world who, just want to make a visit once in a life time to india. and congrats for having not too old friend by her thoughts.

    By Blogger nabeel, at 04 April, 2006  

  • BOW TO HER !

    I always attended convent schools have seen some really good social work going on there. loved it :)

    Well, I've never delved deep into such matters hence its just a hunch but population problem has thinned out resources. Still management esp. in govt. offices could go a long way in improving things!

    By Blogger Ashish Gupta, at 05 April, 2006  

  • @nabeel and Ashish,,she is a "young old lady",,living her life to the fullest!!!

    By Blogger rachana, at 06 April, 2006  

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