p.s. Added link for more pictures of this monument for other days.
Every thing was geared up for the Mumbai meeting,
Our “Rosy” flower, made “Shan” like a bee humming,
Not showing outside, Pam thought it was her prince charming,
Santanu was convinced it was the end of his findings,
Gandhiji was nervously smiling,
Shan’s mother in law thought it was perfectly matching,
Pam’s mother and father in law were unable to hide the exciting,
Sensing wedding bells ringing,
Choton proposed an early ring exchanging,
Everyone in both sides were priding,
Thought it was a great timing,
Then came a series of e-mailing,
Thousands of miles kept two hearts parting,
While Technology brought California & Durg closing,
And the two did each other some measuring,
At Satna there were forgotten few, who were guessing,
When at Durg “The Great Jija” felt something missing,
Why his sali’s plum looks gave way to slim & beauty tantalizing,
8th Nov’02 kept them waiting and waiting,
14th Aug’02 traditional ring ceremony gave some consoling.
On 5th Nov’02, “Jija & Co” left Satna with lot of worrying,
And sight of his father suffering,
Believing everything will be OK till returning,
Only Shiva knew, Kolkata will be far from reaching,
When news at Gaya came like a bolt thundering,
Your father is no more, came a voice grieving.
The “Biye” at Kolkata, started with Agni offerings,
Shudh Mantras, the Brahmin was reciting,
Santanu’s patience got some testing,
The “destined future “made home and parents from Rosy departing,
Hectic jaunts, (Kolkata to Siliguri to Durg and back to Kolkata) made both of them panting,
As Siliguri & Durg were places of “Chaturtha-mangal” and partying,
Finally, to California the two birds were flying,
But Hong Kong made them hopping,
The Album kept us waiting,
We opened to find “Shan & Pam –The perfect Wedding”
By Jija & Co. - Ashim, Maitrayee, Tumpa & Tini
Summer of 2002 was a great summer. I did lots of travelling. Thanks to Tanujoy and Atul for the same. With Atul and I went to Utah for 4 day trip in July, it was just great!. We visited four national parks and travelled through very scenic highways.
I went to Yosemite few times for hiking and climbing with members of PGVIP and with other friends as well.