For my mother


I don’t post much personal stuff but today is my mother’s death anniversary and once in awhile I like to remember her in a public way:) The post does however tie in with the themes of my blog, retro style as well as female achievement.

My mother was a freelance journalist back in the 1980s – mostly pieces for the afternoon papers like Mid-day and the Afternoon Despatch & Courier (ADC). This cutting is from a profile on Surgeon Lieut-Commander Veena Khandekar for the ADC. The Lieut-Commander was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal, the first woman in the Indian Navy to be so awarded.

Always fun to see the backdrop too – how many families had the folding screen room divider?!

Unfortunately the cutting is a bit torn and incomplete, I think the year is 1985.

About Anu M

A potted history of Indian clothing and fashion.
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2 Responses to For my mother

  1. Your mother was very graceful and beautiful.

  2. Biker Chick says:

    What a nice way to remember your mother. I vaguely seemed to recall the name and googled it now to learn that she has a clinic in Pune.

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