In this video shot in 2005, to get the interview started, Debalina Mazumdar recites a Sanskrit shloka.
Rajsaday Dutt was telling his grandmother of Western Classical music that he had heard and played for his daughter, Mihika. Debalina Mazumdar was explaining that she regretted never having truly learned more about Western Classical music and in that context relates an anecdote about Einstein that she had once heard that she felt best summed up her attitude to art and music.
Debalina Mazumdar (Mimma) on her interest in Devsaday Dutt’s letters describing the US and how cute she thought children’s hands and feet were – 2005
Debalina Mazumdar When this interview was taped, Debalina Mazumdar had just been released from the hospital. She was related an amusing anecdote about how people didn’t realize she was sick and what her attitude to her health was and why.
This video was shot by Rajsaday Dutt in Kolkata in August 2011.
Preenaka Dutt, who is almost exactly 2 yrs old at the time of this video, upon being asked where the moon was insisted that the moon was hiding under the bed. Her aunt, Mishka Sinha and Preenaka try to locate the moon under the bed, while Preenaka’s great grandmother, Debalina Mazumdar, and grandmother, Priyadarshini Dutt, look on with bemused interest. (What’s not on camera is that but became obvious when we switch off the camera was that Preenaka was pulling our legs.)
Thanks for the help, Mishka!
Thakorlal Parikh (Dadaji) getting together with Geeta Desai and five of his great grandchildren – Mahek Parikh, Mihika Dutt, Krishiv Parikh, Preenaka Dutt and Anaiya Desai for a group shot. This was shot in Kolkata in August 2011 by Rajsaday Dutt.
Thakorlal Parikh (Dadaji) was taking a walk on the roof of their Kolkata apartments. He was accompanied by Rohit Desai, Geeta Desai, Saumi Dutt and his great grand daughter, Preenaka Dutt. The video was shot in Kolkata in August 2011 by Rajsaday Dutt.