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Old, lovely, graceful- My two lovely grandmothers and more…

In response to ‘A Word a Week Challenge‘, a  collection of portraits inspired by my grandmothers, who have been key to my growing years. My paternal grandmother, Ajjee, is nearing 100 years and there is no one more endearing, intriguing and exasperating than her in this universe! My maternal grandmother, Amamma, is aging rapidly now and can be a handful to manage! But every time I look at her, lovely images of the past fill me head- her cooking, her making me flower braids for my hair, her taking me to the temple…. No wonder then that my photographer’s eye is drawn to aging, graceful old ladies. They remind me of my two formidable grandmothers who have given me unconditional love all my life.

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Ajjee, overseeing the preparations at a family get together, 2011

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Ajjee, classic expression, 2011

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Ammamma, having fun with my daughter Aadyaa, 2012

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Lady at a public event, watching her family finish their street-side meal

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Beautifully wrinkled! Near Ramgarh in the Himalayas, Jan 2013

 

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