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Friday, December 21, 2007

When it rains it pours !

And I LOVE this monsoon showering me with happiness in the middle of India's winter - read lovely temperatures that allow long sleeves during the day, sunshine, a lovely breeze, and at night, a nice chill and no need for A/C. So, what am I so happy and excited about ? Well, not only did I get to post Kimberly Willis Holt's interview on this blog, yesterday, but something else happened that totally rocked my day. I finally met my teacher - even more than my teacher, I consider her my mentor - Uma Krishnaswami !

See ? Here she is, sitting on my couch. Yeah, yeah, I'm telling you, it's my couch.

Uma is in India visiting friends and family, and she came to Hyderabad for a couple of days and I spent two lovely hours with her, talking, talking, talking. Nooo, I didn't do all the talking. I let her participate, too. Uma is all I imagined her to be : vivacious, generous, and so incredibly modest. And she has the most beautiful hair. It definitely was my Christmas present, this year. And now, so no one can tell she was just sitting on some couch, looking pretty, here we are together.

Thank you so much, Uma, for carving out some time for me out of your busy travelling schedule. It meant the world to me.


Anonymous said...

I'm so so jealous Katia! Sounds like you had a wonderful time :-) Great post! And your pictures look lovely. Thanks for sharing.


Annette Gulati said...

Oh you are so lucky, Katia. What a present!

Uma Krishnaswami said...

Thanks Katia, you're too kind. Hi, Annette! I've only ever met half a dozen of my Internet students but it's always been a delight.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful news, Katia! I am so glad you got to meet Uma in person. I've heard so much about her from you, I feel like I know her.
Have a happy holiday!