Thursday, February 01, 1990

Growing up in Africa

Yes, I spent my early years growing up in the African bush... well sort of. My father got a job in Chipata, Zambia and we moved there when I was 2 years old. For being a small town in the middle of nowhere, there were many Indian expat families around. One that our family got close to were the Vadada's, who we're still in touch with after all these years and I consider them my guardians here in the states.


Me, my dad and my sister, Lavi at Malawi Lake in Malawi


My family and the Vadada's: me, mom, sis, Padmini Aunty, Kiran, Deepak and Suresh Uncle

Since us kids were relatively the same age, we all became good friends and it helped that Deepak and me shared the same birthday.


Arranged in height and age order in the garden of our compound


Getting our feet wet for the first time in Malawi Lake


Me and my sis at sunrise on Lake Malawi, Dad was quite the photographer


Dad and mom in front of our trusty Nissan Bluebird


Very artsy shot of my sis and me, I love this picture


Quite the hunk, huh....

2 comments:

phiri50 said...

abi,
good blog. interesting, great pics
but it takes too much time to load. can something be done about it because it slows down the comp. and for the intro be precise, say dad worked for the FAO. brackets one of the UN orginazations etc...
do write up of your chna trip this time so that we can be in touch. i'll be checking this site

kamla said...

J,
Great blog!! it sure helped me in managing my lesson ..thanx a ton for sending me this lead ..my kids in grade V just loved it all ..u have a loong fan trail in Moscow now..(includes me too!!)
take care ..ride safe ..and may all your dreams come true J!!
you sure rock!!
k