A get-together with school-friends at Ranchi on 23 Oct 2001friends.gif (34027 bytes)

Ranchi is the place where I spent most of my childhood. During the Durga Pujas in 2001, when I was visiting Jamshedpur (where my parents had eventually settled), I decided to pay my school-mate Major Amitav Ghosh a short visit at Ranchi. This one-day visit turned out to be quite remarkable because Amitav facilitated my meeting with two more school-mates, namely Prof. Arun Thakur and Dr. Bhaskar Gupta, after more than 30 years!! Amitav and his wife Kajol arranged a nice get-together at their place and four school-mates had a lovely time reminiscing about the good old days.

Here are some pictures I took at Ranchi.

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23 October 2001

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Amitav's lovely bungalow at Tharpakna, Ranchi Amitav poses proudly in front of his bungalow Arun Thakur, Debashis Mukherjee, Bhaskar Gupta and Amitav Ghosh
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Arun makes a point Arun explains to the host that he wouldn't be able to stay for dinner Jaya, Kajol, Bhaskar and Amitav enjoying soup
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"Let me take a snap of you all", Bhaskar volunteers.

'Gup-shup' after enjoying Kajol's excellent prawn preparation

 

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Ranchi is also the place where Jaya and I got married. We visit the house in Namkom where we married in 1980

Jaya and I pose in front of that house

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