Sunday, November 28, 2010
A Bitter Sweet Birthday in Mumbai
Life is full of surprises!
As you may know, I was in India late August this year.
There I met a group of locals and one afternoon we went to Parvanas Noorani's apartment for her aunt Mumsoo 90th birthday. Parvana is a famous writer and cook in India. Her book "Catwalk Cuision" is a bestseller. For us it was an opportunity to witness a authentic Indian birthday celebration. With my camera I recorded the ceremony, when the tow nieces paid homage to the woman that made a great difference in their lives. You can see it on this link: Birthday in Mumbai
It was a very touching moment for all of us. And so it was one of the most beautiful memories I brought back from this trip.
A few weeks ago, on November 14, Parvana e-mailed me:
Hi Vicente, I'm back in Bombay after a relaxing time in Australia. May I request you to please send me the photos you took at my aunt's birthday? I would love to see them especially since I didn't take any myself. Hope you are doing well. Love. Parvana.
And I sent her the pictures I took that day:
Sooner after the pictures, I sent my distant friend the video I shot during the celebration,
and soon she responded: