Meera at Marine Drive, Video

Update: Taking Meera around Mumbai is scary. Folks sporting makeshift masks is a constant reminder of the H1N1 dangers. Schools, colleges and many shops are closed. Swine flu has subdued Mumbai!

Meera Mumbai
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Every evening we take Meera around Colaba Causeway, Gateway of India or Marine Drive. She loves going out, but is surprisingly very quiet. She is observant and looks with laser focus at people, dogs, cats or horses, or cars and buses. Meera doesn’t just look at people, she studies them, as if memorizing their features. Many of our relatives get uncomfortable at this scrutiny, by one so little. Of course she never forgets the folks she loves.

Meera is also fearless and wants to run around, but amma (M) has an unyieldingly tight grip on her.
Meera Mumbai

And Meera’s first Video! She just heard the hoof beats of a horse-drawn cart (taangaa) passing by. See how her body imitates the riders sway, even before she sees and points to the horse! She loves horses!



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  1. Hi Arun, good to see you back. I was hoping to hear that the Ms are back. Meera is looking more and more adorable with every passing day. Looking forward to hearing her stories. We should catch up sometime soon. Has been ages!

    1. Thank you Suman:
      Good to hear from you. M and Meera are doing well and I hope that they can join me here in Boston soon. *Keeping fingers crossed*

      How is Atul? Does he go to school now? Boy Time does fly.
      Yes, we need to catchup. If you want to stop by, I can make Chai! Ha ha!

    1. Uma:
      Thank you! Meera is going to be a dancer! ha ha! I can just tell from the way she danced during the Ganapati! πŸ™‚

      How is Rhea doing? just saw the pics on FB. She is growing FAaaast! Awesome!

      Best Wishes,
      Arun

  2. Hi Arun,

    Your daughter is very adorable…I love the way she imitates the movement of the horses…God bless the lil cutie pie!

    Supriya

    1. Thank you Supriya!
      During this Ganapati we are so thankful for this beautiful gift. She was amazing during the entire 5-day festival in our home in Mumbai.

      Wishing you the best!
      Arun

  3. She is so cute. How they love to run, it is hard to get them to hold out hands. Is she getting naughtier? My daughter has become so naughty, it’s so hard to keep up with her. Thanks for sharing her video. She is indeed adorable…I think she has interest in music..see her movements πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Ujwal!

      I was amazed as how she sways as soon as she hears the hoof-beats! Ditto with different music in the background. We may not have heard it, but suddenly Meera is distracted and we realize its her fav song on the radio.

      Hope you are doing well.
      Arun

  4. Hey arun , she is a very smart girl and she is surely going to keep her mum on toes.She seems to be a very independent girl wow, I wish I was in India , oh miss all the fun. Give lots of hugs and kisses to Meera.

    1. Thank you Smita:
      Not only her mom, but the entire household seems to be at Meera’s beck and call! She is verily a dynamo – need to figure out how to harness her energy to light the whole city block!
      πŸ™‚

  5. Little m is sooo adorable Arun. The video will, forever be, your treasure πŸ™‚ (and I am sure, if you and M are like me and Raja, you will have a treasure trove even in few months :-))

    Give a big hug to little m on my behalf.

    1. Thank you Viji!
      I am having my fill of Meera. What a blessing!
      and you are right – I already have a Meera photo book filled, which will go into the 2nd edition once I get back to Boston! and a nice collection of meera videos!

      She is keeping us all occupied ALL day!
      when she naps, we all sigh in relief!
      Bestest to you and your family!
      Arun

  6. Hey Arun, I see your update here after a long time and glad to see u here. Hope you have been enjoying ur time with ur sweetie! She looks so cute and charming although she seems kinda a serious person…no? πŸ™‚ (Pls don’t mind my words).

    Marine Drive….I love that place….one of the bestest place of Mumbai…sitting and munching chana-sing etc. πŸ™‚

    btw, I like M’s taste and choice for her clothes. πŸ™‚ I can see here she has wore a very beautiful dress. Give my compliments to her. :))

    Love to Meera.

    1. Sonu – Absolutely right! Meera appears to be a very serious person (just like her pappa!) She rarely smiles at strangers – but when she sees kids, or M or others she knows, her face lights up in the biggest smile.

      We just got back from Kumta on the train – she was smiling at everyone and within a few moments, everyone was calling and playing with her.

      Will give M your compliments – though I think in India, M has taken to wearing ‘ordinary’ clothes.

      Sorry for the delay in replying – we were away for a week in Goa and Kumta! Yaay!

      Thanks and hope you are all doing well.
      Arun

    1. Ha hA!
      Thank you Shilpa!

      Sorry for the late reply; seeing swine flu drama here in mumbai, we escaped to Goa, Kumta and Honavar; just returned a few hours ago! sorry, did not get a chance to visit kodkani!

      You will meet the two Ms soon!
      Best

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