Sunday, April 27, 2014

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It's been some time since I shared news of my homestead with you readers. As it happens, things are going well with my family. My mother is in fair health after we began respiratory care from a specialist last November when I was in India. She was under the impression that her breathing difficulties and so on were due to the old effects of heart disease, but the cardiologist in question, Dr. Shoaib Padaria, my college buddy, was clear that the heart was ticking quite well, thank you. He then asked us to see a chest physician. We met with Dr. Kedar Toraskar, a pulmonologist practising in Love Lane, Byculla, and he was like ... yes, she has old-age related inefficiencies in her lungs and some such problems, so we should give her inhalers and all ... and this seems to have worked. Alhamdolillah.

My wife Nishrin is in a groove, and her business at the Madonna Beauty Salon couldn't be better. She is sometimes irritated by the fact that she has to manage both my daughters, the household, and her business all by herself, and I can see that this is a legitimate grouse. I try to convince my kids to help her whenever they are free, and this seems to work. Plus a lot of praise and occasional pampering. 

Inas, my elder daughter, is very happy at the Juice Salon where she began over a year ago as a trainee, but where she is now a junior hair-stylist. She was planning to change her salon earlier when the pickings weren't so good, but now, it seems that she is content, and that is what I think is the most important thing.

Hannah is now into her fifth semester in her graduation. Besides this, her main academic pursuit, she is also learning how to play the piano with Furtado classes (at Breach Candy) and pursuing lessons in French (Level 2) with the Alliance Francaise. She is a bit lonely in the house, and misses me the most out of the three women in my life. I make it a point to speak with her at least 3-4 times a week.

That's it for now ... my life is on an even keel and aside of the fact that I am now the only Paediatrician in my hospital, there is nothing more to report to you all.

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