"I want her to stop hiding from me. I want me to stop hiding from her."
Since the past few days, I’ve been spending the daytime with my granny. As our day progresses, she has difficulty in remembering my name or who I am. She barely remembers if she had had her food a couple of minutes back. She keeps asking me for tea after every sentence. She keeps reading the same book over and over again like it is her first time with it.
People from her childhood and the things she did then are some of the only things she used to remember with certain clarity, a while back. Today I noticed that even these memories are slowly fading away. The pieces of life that once held her mind together are now falling off, like the old paint on her walls. The only thing that still remains strong and stable is her faith in her God.
The faded paintings and frames of various saints and deities can be found in every room of her home, and she rightly places herself wherever she sits — in front of them, so They can keep watching over her.
Came across quite a few interesting stories during our short stay at The HIVE, last year. Here is one of Lady, the cat.
While her keeper was away on some business, she kept waiting outside his office door every evening expecting him to magically turn up every time someone opened the door.
Capturing animal portraits is tricky and something that I have always wanted to do but never got a chance to. So when my friend and fellow blogger, Tintu wanted a photograph of a white cat for her story, I jumped at the opportunity. Next thing I know I was on a call with my dear friends, Divya and Deepak, seeking their permission to click their pet cats, the handsome Orion and the shy Anna. Their willingness and the cats' involuntary acceptance helped me immensely in making this a success!
Berklee Tandon Global Clinics held a music workshop in India for the first time in October 2015. A few teachers and other staff from Berklee travelled to Mumbai and Delhi giving information about life at the prestigious Berklee School of Music and also guiding the aspiring musicians with their techniques. They also imparted some insights on the business of music.
The pictures from Day 1, where the 3 teachers from Berklee School of Music visited two schools, the Cathedral and John Connon School and the Prabhadevi Municipal school run by NGO Muktangan.
The guests from Boston are surrounded by the kids as they say their goodbyes.
Day 2 & 3: Mumbai
Mount Litera International School. October 30-31, 2015
Day 4 & 5: Delhi
Vasant Valley School. November 1-2, 2015.
Photos by Sukrit Nagaraj for Berklee India Exchange.