Photo: Nanda


Meet Nanda, a sweet old lady living in the Hadapsar suburb of Pune. I had the pleasure of visiting her during the recent Gujarati Diwali festival.

As a young girl Nanda used to sell flowers down on Juhu Beach in Mumbai. There she met her husband and got married at 13. They’ve been together ever since.

At some point after the wedding they moved out to Pune, where they have been living in the same steel plate shack for the last 30 years.

She has given birth to three sons, of which the eldest died some time ago.