Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Goodbye Uncle Pai

The world is so busy with Earthquakes, Corruption, Wikileaks and Arab world protests that something momentous has been overlooked. I recently realized that Uncle Pai is dead. This leaves me saddened to no end.

Dear Uncle Pai,

If you are able to read this from wherever you are right now, please know that your creations: Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle have been an integral part of my childhood. At a time when I actually wasn't concerned in the least bit about sex. Thanks a ton for innumerable moments and colorful times spent in the company of Shikari Shambu, Suppandi, Kalia the crow, Doob Doob and heroes and heroines from Indian mythology and history. I know this is pretty late for a lament, dear Uncle, so accept my humble apologies. May children continue to revel in the picture books created by you for a long, long time to come.

Thank you,