While they were in
I was also able to celebrate Raksha Bandhan in
We ended up celebrating Raksha Bandhan twice, once at Suresh kaka’s house on the 26th mostly for Heenabhen and her son Jeet since they had to return to Mumbai that evening. Then the family came together again on the 28th at Maya kaki’s house to complete the celebration. Both times lunch was catered from outside with Marathi food that I found quite spicy. We also took this family gathering as an opportunity to celebrate Harshel’s, Kamleshbhai and Sonalbabi’s son, birthday day which was on the 24th. It was especially fun to see Harshel smear cake in Sujataben’s face with Samirbhai’s encouragement.
On the 29th, Kamleshbhai, Sonalbabi, her brother Sunilbhai, Harshel, Shantanu (Samirbhai and Vishakababi’s son) and I all drove to Shegau (sp?), a town about one hour from