Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Passport Photograph

I rarely approve of any of my passport photographs. I usually look grim, or most unhappy, and I normally cringe when I look at them. On my recent visit to my Chacha's home, however, I found a copy of my very first passport photograph, taken when I was not yet two years old, which I am delighted to share with my readers. I had to be bribed with a five rupee note, which I am holding on to quite firmly, to have this photograph taken. Yes, I know I'm looking grim!

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

how sweet :)

Aneela Z said...

passport pics! passport pics! yeahhh
wheels set in motion!!

Banno said...

That is cute. Also, I guess, not having the in-the-face close up which passport photographs now have to be, helps.

dipali said...

@anonymous: Thanks!
@Aneela Z: Aneela, I am learning many strange and wondrous things about passports and their photographs. Perhaps another post.....
@Banno: Thanks. Also the fact that this is from over fifty years ago- I love the dress, and the solemn expression. One solemn child, that's what I was:)

SUR NOTES said...

The holding onto the five rupees- priceless!
Thans for posting this dipali

dipali said...

@Sur Notes: I was remembering this photograph for some weeks before my trip to Chacha's place. I think it knew it belonged on the blog:)

d said...

so sweet dipali. i loved the holding on to the 5 re bit too :)and the resemblance to the dipali of today is so clear

dipali said...

@d:Thank you!

eve's lungs said...

Oh ma ki mitti . Remind me to pinch your cheeks when we next meet. But yes I would like to see the passport photo too :p

Sands said...

How adorable!!

Neera said...

bribed to get a picture taken at 2 years ..you must have been quite a child, no :) U look very very sweet :)Thanks for sharing!

smartassbride said...

adorable, Dipali! loved the expression!

sukanya said...

this is just an adorable picture of yours!

Minal said...

ha ha- the five rupee note as a bribe is hilarious and you are really hanging on to it.

dipali said...

@eve's lungs: thanks, but my cheeks are no longer pullable. No, don't even try!
@sands, Neera, smartassbride, sukanya: Thank you all!
@Minal: Welcome here, and thanks!

Sue said...

You're not looking grim, you're looking adorable.

LOL@Aneela Z (LOLZ?)

dipali said...

@Sue: Grimly adorable. I was a very very solemn child!

Pepper said...

How cute you look!

A Muser said...

You look adorable! So funny to see the tight grip you have on that 5 rupee note! I wonder what you got with it...

Mandira said...

I LOVE that picture, Dipali!
You were heavily bribed- five whole rupees! and look at the size of that note!
And we like the solemn expression. On a child, its cute!

radha said...

The best!

The Memorymaker said...

Hi Dipali ... I have been lurking around your blog for many years now :) I just thought will drop in and say a quick Hi ..Love your blog and specially this one. very very cute.

Anonymous said...

AWW! And 5 rupees just to sit still?! Bwaaahaahaa!
-Maggie

dipali said...

@Pepper: Thank you!
@A Muser: It must have been taken right back after the photograph was taken!
@Mandira: Thanks:)
@Radha: Thanks!
@The Memorymaker: Lovely to see you here. Do visit more often!
@Maggie: We are like this only!