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Friday, June 14, 2013
A green way to remember grandfather
My maternal grandfather had a larger than life impact on grandchildren. He would be our friend, act as a referee during board games in summer vacations, a guardian when it came to attending parent teacher meetings. He would ensure that all our achievements, no matter how small they were, were celebrated. When he died, my life became dull. I wanted to do something to remember his forever. People go to graves to remember dead ones and burn incense or put artificial flowers on graves. I preferred to plant an amaltas tree on his Chaliswaaan (the last mourning ritual observed on 40th day after the death). The amaltas tree has blossomed for the first time.