A death in the family

Dear friends, fillum fans, occasional visitors,

My blogging has slowed to a trickle in recent weeks due to the sudden illness and now passing of my mother.

She was an incredibly strong woman who emigrated to the US in search of better career options.    Thanks to  her work in the travel industry,  she showed me the world during my childhood, having brought me around most of Europe, parts of Asia and Latin America before I even reached secondary school.   We continued to travel together as I grew into adulthood, visiting Argentina, Brazil, and Italy often.

Now, it’s my turn to take the lead on a trip, and bring her home to Ireland one last time.

I had wanted to put up some thoughts on Jaane Tu… and America the Beautiful, but they may have to wait.

If time allows, in between all the preparations, I’ll try and post copies of some recent interviews, including  with singer and musician Kailash Kher and author Anita Jain.

Do check back from time to time between now and later in August.   If I see any interesting filmi sights in Ireland, I’ll throw up a few pics.   I understand our old neighborhood, a suburb, has not one, but two, Indian restaurants now.  

A sea change, indeed, from the very homogeneous land of my childhood.

12 thoughts on “A death in the family

  1. My condolences, Maria, I haven’t checked in here for awhile.

    At first I was just going to post a note recommending The Last Lear to you and your readers, to add to the lsit of things onscreen the weekend of Sept 11. Now I think of it even more, as in it Amitabh plays an old man dealing with — well, with things having to do with the late chapters of life. In English, too.

  2. Dear Shilpa, Lekhni, BA, Banno, krishna, Joseph, Neel, M, Prasanna and Chachaji,

    Thanks to each and every one of you for your sentiments. They are a wonderful, gentle support during some very dark hours. Family have been that way too, even cousins who I haven’t seen in several years, bless ’em all. And it’s so soothing to be back in Dublin; I can’t imagine going through all of this back in the States….Am trying to pick up the threads of “normal” life again. Slipped out last night to see Bachna Ae Haseeno, and may catch one or two Hindi flics here again before leaving. They really do take you out of your place for a few hours…..

    Thanks, again, and a big soggy hug from here.


  3. Dear Maria,

    Sorry to hear about your loss. May her good soul rest in peace.

    As Lord Krishna says in the Bhagavad Geeta, “The soul is unbreakable and insoluble, and can neither be burned nor dried. It is everlasting, omnipresent, unchangeable, immovable and eternal.”


  4. Hello Maria,
    I’m s\o sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing.I lost my Father last year & I know how difficult it can be.

    Take care & best regards.


  5. Hi,
    I am back on the blog after a long while, but I had no idea I’d be popping in at this time.

    Am terribly sorry to hear. Take care and best wishes.

  6. Dear Maria,
    I am really really sorry for your loss. I hope you grieve adequately, but find the strength to move on. Our parents never leave us.
    Much affection,
    A regular reader.

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