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Myself on the hill, on the other side, by the Shiva temple Up in the hills; by the newly constructed reservoir/dam in Mallehpur, North Bihar Up in the hills; by the newly constructed reservoir/dam in Mallehpur, North Bihar Myself standing by the hills; on the outer perimeter of our farm boundary, in 'Mallehpur', Monghyr(district), BIHAR. Presently our farm needs capital investment; ( a new Tractor-trailer, an alumunium grain silo, fencing of the property perimeter, organic fertilizers, ) due to years of neglect ! Me & Mommmy dearest on the roof; in the backyard of the house. The front of our house; with a local peasant caretaker in Mallehpur, Monghyr(district), North Bihar.  TONGA; The mule buggy
Some of the poor peasant workers who work for us on the farm. They constitute almost 60 % of the entire population in rural India. India is still a poor, developing country. Until these peasants improve their standard of living; India shall remain poor. My dream is that someday, these peasants wear pants, shirts & shoes; live in brick houses with electricity & electric appliances; and have a scooter for transportation Mom, visiting with the peasants Mom, visiting with the peasants Mallehpur in the distant 6 miles from the base of the dam in 'Burhut Hills' We have grown abundant Wheat, Rice, Corn & sugar-cane in these fields and sometimes given the produce to the local peasants for free Myself standing in the lush fields at dusk reminiscent of old fond memories Myself with some of the workers who have been living & working on our property for generations /
Myself with mom and others in the field / Myself, standing in the RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN perimeter, with my Aunt Vineeta (Neerja Bua), and Security personnel; New Delhi. 1/14/08 My Aunt Vineeta (Neerja Bua) & my cousin Abhinav, standing in the RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN perimeter, with the Security personnel; New Delhi. 1/14/08  Myself, standing within the 'RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN' perimeter, with 'INDIA-GATE' and 'RAJPATH' in the background; New Delhi (1/14/08) Myself standing in the RASHTRAPATHI BHAVAN perimeter; New Delhi ( 1/14/08) Myself, standing, with the 'RASHTRAPATI BHAVAN', in the background; New Delhi (1/14/08) Myself in New Delhi with my nephew Ayushman & neice Navya ( Abhinavs kids )
My nephew Ayushman swinging from a swing Myself with my nephew & little neice Ayushman & Navya respectively in New Delhi Myself with Ayushman & Navya at a cofee shop in New Delhi Myself with Navya & Abhinav in New Delhi Myself with my Uncle, Bipin Cha Cha; a retired Electrical Engineer from BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited) in New Delhi. Bipin Cha Cha is employed presently as an Engineering Consultant, for a private firm in NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh. Myself and my cousin 'Pornendu', an Electrical Engineer, employed with DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organization ) as SCIENTIST 1, in New Delhi My aunt, Neerja Bua, with Pornendu& his wife in New Delhi
My Grand Uncle (my grandfathers' youngest brother) Birju Ba Ba & my nephews Ravi & Suraj. Birju Ba Ba is a retired 'Indian Airlines', Airport Manager, with over 40 years of experience. He has worked at all the major Airports throughout India. He is 86 years old. My neice, my mom, my grand aunt, my cousin-sister Bharti & my younger sister Anupriya (Chetna) at home in Calcutta My mom with Bharti, my cousin-sister from Bombay Me visiting my cousin-sister Richi at her house in New Delhi Myself visiting my Uncle Vijay Cha Cha ( Neerja Bua's brother ) & his wife Renu Cha Chi at their home in New Delhi Myself, Vijay Cha Cha & Renu Cha Chi, strolling at METRO WALK shopping Mall in New Delhi
My aunt Ellen Cha Chi & her youngest daughter Jaya, cooking in their kitchen in KANPUR, when I visited them. They were so hospitable & loving and insisted that I bring my American woman (YOU), in my next visit With my Raj Kumar Cha Cha & Girish Cha Cha in Kanpur Myself with my cousin-sister Ithi in Kanpur. Ithi is a good cricket player & plays for the State Women team of UTTAR PRADESH Myself with Rinky the house dog Myself and Dolly Cha Cha (Sudheer) Myself in a Kanpur BHANGH shop, having a Bhangh Tandhai. This drink is served all over Northern India and gets you feeling very 'EUPHORIC'. It gets you into a nice pleasant trip. I swear. You feel real good. It consiste of a green PLANT, grinded into a thin paste; and can be consumed with milk or other fruit juices A cow roaming around; is a common site in India
My married cousin-sister Ashoo. Her Husband is a Merchant Marine Officer and was at sea-duty in the North Atlantic, aboard an Indian vessel, at the time of my visit Myself and Ashoo having a discussion, about the womens role in the Economic Development of India ! My youngest cousin-brother, Shubham; getting ready to go to school in the holy North Indian city of VARANASI (Benaras) Suraj Cha Cha & Cha Chi in Varanasi. Suraj Cha Cha just retired from the Indian Railways. He was a Locomotive Foreman, working in the Locomotive Engine-Yard Myself in a Varanasi street shopping strolling around. This is very colorful, bright street to see, but unfortunately there was a Electric power-cut and the lights were out & they were using generator to run emergency lights Watching the AARTI ceremony at the GANGES river in Varanasi A SAREE shop displaying their products in a Varanasi shop.
A manequin wearing a SAREE, in front of the shop Myself with my youngest sister Anushila Chaturvedi, in her office. Anushila is an AIRPORT SERVICES MANAGER for EMIRATES, a major Gulf Airlines. Myself with my youngest sister Anushila Chaturvedi, in another office section. Anushila is a team leader & office supervisor. She aspires to be a successful, Airline Executive in the future. My youngest sister Anushila Chaturvedi, with her husband Sandeep Mukherjee, on the wedding day. Sandeep is General Manager for GULF-AIR in Calcutta. My youngest sister Anushila Chaturvedi, with her husband Sandeep Mukherjee, on the wedding day. They were married in BANGALORE at a spiritual Hindu Ashram headed by a spiritual MASTER/GURU.

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