Today, my six years old lovely daughter asked me a real difficult question. Here it goes :

We were having family lunch at home, with parents, Soma and Aditri. Today we cooked dal paturi and my mother was remembering that she learned cooking paturi from her mother (I believe, my didima, maternal-grandma used to cook world’s best paturi and bora). Aditri, the ever curious, immediately asked her grandma, “Tham (she calls my mother, Tham), where is your mother”. So my mother said, “my mother is no more, she is with god now”. And … Aditri asked next question, “Why is she with god now? Will my mother also go to god someday?”. My mother replied, “No … why will she go? She will always be with you”. Aditri asked again – “How about when I grow old?”.

We didn’t had any answer.

I know, she is growing old and getting matured and intelligent, day by day.

Love you Aditri, your mamma, baba will always be there with you.