Monday, March 15, 2010

Different times, different places

This was my mother's first passport photograph, taken in 1957.
Probably taken in Delhi in the early fifties.
Early nineties, at home in Delhi.
Early eighties, in my sister's kitchen in Mumbai. My parents were there for her second delivery.
Late fifties or early sixties, probably at Kew Gardens in London.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your mother was such a lovely lady! Graceful and elegant in all the pix.

eve's lungs said...

She was a very lovely elegant lady Dipali .Very graceful.

rrmom said...

Your mom was such a charming lovely lady, Dipali.

Doli said...

Oh your mom looks so sweet and lovely! Very modern!

A Muser said...

Beautiful woman. I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs.

Banno said...

Such beautiful photographs! Love to you.

Sands said...

lovely pictures. She looks gorgeous. Lovely memories am sure :)

Sonia said...

Oh Dipali, my heart felt condolences to you!! Your mom is so pretty and such kind eyes!!

SBora said...

beautiful pictures of your mom-epitomy of sophistication. Deeply sorry for your loss.

indianhomemaker said...

Your mom looks elegant Dipali. I am so sorry for your loss. Hugs.

2 B's mommy said...

such beautiful pics of your mum Dipali ! Very elegant.

Mom Gone Mad said...

Lovely pictures, Dipali.

*huge hugs*

ChoxBox said...

Simply elegant :)

Swati said...

Lovely pictures ..may her soul rest in peace

Space Bar said...

bug hugs. (why did we stop doing b&w?)

The Bride said...

Your mum looks lovely. I haven't been to your blog for a while and I just read your archives and realised it's been a really hard time for you. Was really sad to hear about your mum. I also admire the way you looked after her to the end. Anyway, hugs and thinking of you.

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

These snaps are beautiful, each and every one of them.

You know what radiates most from her face? Serenity.

May her soul rest in piece.

Hugs.

Jawahara said...

Such a lovely open and serene face. How she must be missed by all of you.

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Isn't she beautiful?

Such an elegant lady- the kind of person you run to when you are in any kind of trouble knowing she will put it right with a cup of tea and her infinite wisdom.

Take care, Dipali.

MindfulMeanderer said...

a beautiful lady and a lovely collection of memories :) thanks for sharing them with us.

kbpm said...

beautiful!

uttara said...

soooo nice

Anil P said...

Such elegance. I can well imagine the memories she'll have left behind, enriching even in her absence from your life.

Deeply sorry for your loss.

shilpa said...

I read of often but don't comment. I came to your blog after a long time and found these posts about your mother. May her soul rest in peace. From these pictures see seems like a beautiful and graceful lady, and looked so much at peace. I am so sorry for your loss Dipaliji.

erasundar said...

These are beautiful pictures and I am sure there are beautiful memories that go with them.

Serendipity said...

VERY pretty pictures --- hope your doing ok..