Two years ago before the pandemic we spent lose to a month in Pune. Anjali was growing up and was old enough to understand things and people and has set out making her own relationships - with her grandmother, cousins, uncles and aunts. It was a wonderful time and we decided to spend our summers in Pune since. There's a lot to do in Pune - places to see, walk, hike, trek, eating places, people to meet. Even the trees and the weather (then) was very beautiful.
But then came the pandemic and things changed. We could not come for the next couple of summers and then Shobha's mom passed away. Though we stay in the same house when we visit it is not the same anymore. But this time when Shobha's brother from the US, Satish came visiting, it was an opportunity to meet everyone perhaps one last time in this house.
Milind it was who organised the get together - Shashi maushi and Manik maushi, Milind, Neelima, Gauri, Parth, Maria, Raja, Anu, Meera, Mangala tai, Suhita, Miskil, Khayal, Shobhs, me and Anjali, Satish and so on. It was a fun get together and we all caught up over some good food and conversations.