Category Archive: Family

Pravin Gandhi with Baba Amte and Dr. Prakash Amte in forests of Chandrapur

Bollywood has made a biopic on Prakash Amte, a medical doctor and son of the tribal welfare worker, the late, Padma Vibhushan Baba Amte. This news brought back memories of my visit to the dense… Continue reading

Pravin Gandhi’s people and places: Ram Singh of Narkanda

We were in Shimla on Xmas day, and there was neither snowfall nor snow. The regional head for a cooking-gas cylinder distribution company who we met socially, advised us to go deeper into… Continue reading

Pravin Gandhi: Teesta – Torsa experience – on way to Manas Tiger Reserve

The Teesta -Torsa experience 1st leg:  Calcutta –> Manas Tiger Reserve in Assam on the India-Bhutan border; then –> Gangtok, Sikkim;  then –> Pelling/Hillay/Varshay/Sombarey; then –> Darjeeling; and back to Calcutta. Click on any of the links. Little did we know, that the adventure would… Continue reading

Serendipity of Pravin Gandhi – making pleasant discoveries by accident: Manas Tiger Reserve

contd from Part-1: how we arrived at Manas Tiger Park, from Calcutta So finally we had arrived at Manas Forest Lodge in the Assam state of India. It was a one -storeyed wood building, camouflaged in… Continue reading

Lal Singh of Hillay, Kanchenjunga and more, in Sikkim- Pravin Gandhi’s people, places and perceptions

What a delightful and unforeseen adventure this leg of a long tour of East India proved to be. It had everything: tranquil scenary, interesting common people of the hills, an unexpected twist requiring… Continue reading

Cyclone Phaillin and Orissa: Pravin Gandhi’s People, Places and Perceptions:

Last week’s (Oct 2013) cyclone Phaillin and its non-stop live TV coverage brought back memories of my visit to the coastal Orissa state of India in 1990. More than that, it brought a lump… Continue reading

Pravin Gandhi’s Travels – A Bridge on the River: Rajamundry

Our House, was a very very very fine house – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young At dusk, a child of 5 stood with his mother on the upper floor balcony of an old… Continue reading

Father of the Bride

Pravin Gandhi describes the feelings of a father who has just given away his daughter in marriage. References to Father of The Bride, quotes from Gujarati poem “kalja kero katko”, and more.

Ardh-aang-ini, a tribute to all women

Ardh-aang-ini, a tribute to all women

Mehndi Hai Rachne Wali

Pravin Gandhi describes the moment-by-moment gamut of feelings when a girl shows her parents a profile of a young man