KAPOORS ON THE ROAD
I’ve almost lost track of the number of times we’ve visited India, and in almost all of those visits, we’ve made the trek east to the city where Anil lived from age 6 to 16. This continued to be his family’s home base, even after he left to attend university in Delhi and then graduate studies in Canada. In fact, Anil’s oldest brother still lives and works there, and it’s very much expected that we include Patna on our itinerary.
The weather is very nice in Patna in the early part of the winter and we took advantage of the coolness to go most mornings to a nearby park for several ‘rounds’ before breakfast. Once the city wakes up, it’s almost impossible to even cross the busy street in front of the apartment building, so we stayed indoors and relaxed the days away.
My sister in law is a terrific cook and always seems to remember our favourite dishes. During the week that we were there, she indulged us each and every meal; good thing we burned off all those calories each morning. The time passed very quickly and before we knew it, it was time to leave for Mumbai and Nagpur to see the other close family members.