"My grandmothers were self made women. One lost her husband in her twenties and went on to study medicine and build her own hospital. She taught us that work is prayer. She never mollycoddled us, no pampering. She was a voracious reader, Premchand was her favourite. She loved to embroider too, made us pillows with our birthdate on it, very similar to your blanket.
My other grandmother had to start a catering business to support her family. If you remember, Sea Lounge at the Taj was the only five star to serve bhel, sev puri and samosas in the seventies. All of that was made by my grandmom. She still runs her business independently, well into her eighties, having grown her business manifold. She runs it brilliantly. This grandmom of mine pampered us silly, polar opposite of my other grandmom. She has the softest heart. Both these women in my life were remarkable and are my inspiration."
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