Monday, June 21, 2010


I wonder at times..  i was born when my papa was 40 yrs old.
i'm the youngest [22 yrs] out of the four children he has. And the eldest is of 34 yrs something, i don't exactly remember his age.

The best days I remember with him are those when ...

* He bought me, my first princess Barbie, way back in 1993, It was an imported Doll in India and way too COSTLY.

*We both used to go to park to exercise daily, from jogging, playing Frisbee, lazying over the green grass to catching BUTTERFLIES.

*He used to bring and keep animals to increase our "general knowledge" we have  ......... kept...........a baby EAGLE, A wild Green bird, a sparrow, many chickens, pair of DUCKS, several dogs, Grey Pigeons, cats, Rabbits, and others which can never come in pet category like leeches!

he brought a caterpillar once and showed his life cycle to us! he kept in an airy jar, with leaves and flowers freshly plucked from the park everyday ... it grew into a pupa to a b'ful and Large butterfly!! It was amazing experience when we saw it flying.. and hovering on flowers for its first taste of nectar!

* We both used to go to Book fairs and buy  books and encyclopedia for me, a fun pass time we used to do reading about animals and  developments in science. he introduced "computer" to me..

* He bought me my first thick "Enid Blyton book, the Enchanted Tree"  and I stepped in my world of imagination and stayed there.

* He used to drive me to my "high school" and when i feared for the examination, he used to take me to walks after I took my exam and we DISCUSSED my exam. Yes, he used to drop me to my school and picked me as well.

* He used to engross himself completely when i took my "Senior High School" examinations. and Taught me Political Science and Sociology. how can I forget English!!!  Growing up in a family of teachers added to my advantage!

* He was angry but then calmed over MY decision to be a lawyer.

*He has always paid my Tuition fees, books, leisure money, cinema tickets, shoes, allowances, party expenditures... every  thing I own is bought from his hard earned Money. 

*He recommended "withania's use for my thyroid" 

*now when he asks me to switch off the lights.. he wants to sleep in completely dark room.. i see him getting old...

*whenever  Faheim and I  sit together.. he looks pleased.. at least he knows,he has inculcated in me the best attitide a father could provide to his daughter...

I have never taken any of my relationship for granted .. if its with Faheim, 9 years old relationship or with my dad, 23 yrs old relationship. I'm serious about them.

[My papa, is a Prof. of English language, and a Doctor of Naturopathy [ Alternative Medicines] and spl. in Yoga. ]

Happy Papa's day to All.


  1. What a beautiful tribute to your father. He sounds like an amazing man. And now he has raised an amazing daughter!

  2. Your dad sounds like a very special man. You're a wonderful girl who I'm sure he is so proud of.

  3. What a lovely tribute to your dad. You are very lucky to have him as your father and he is so lucky to have you as a daughter.

    I really like this post though you made me cry...I remember my dad. I know he's watching over me from up above.

    Belated Happy Father's Day to your dad!

  4. Fathers are special. No doubt. What an amazing design your blog has. for visiting Thank you for your visit and comment.

  5. Gosh Naqvee, you have kept eagles at your home, your dad really sounds a more than amazing dad! wowo!!! and do you mean you have kept leeches as well? have i read right? geez what your mom said when you had the butterfly in the jar?

    i cant think of anything! its jaw dropping post

  6. What a beautiful tribute to your father, Naqvee.
    You're such a sweet girl, your post brought tears to my eyes.. such a touching post!
    And thanks so much for your wonderful comments on my blog.
    It really means a lot!
    ~B xx

  7. It's a very wonderful tribute to your father..I'm sure he did the best he could for you, and more, and continuing to care for you just as deep even when you are older.

  8. Oh Naqvee, this is a beautiful tribute to your father. He sounds like a wonderful man who loves his daughter very much. You are very proud of your father and I am sure he is very proud of his daughter.


  9. Hi Naqvee just passing by to say hi and wishing you a great weekend!
    Big hugs!
    ~B xx

    P.S. Thanks so much your your comments. It really means a lot! Now, as for what made me write about sunflowers is that these flowers reflect warmth and cheerfulness and sunny thoughts!

  10. That was a wonderful tribute to you father. He is blessed with you as you are extremely blessed with having him in your life!

  11. How blessed you are to have such a wonderful father!

  12. I would like to invite you to visit my blog. I would love to get your thoughts on some of my recent posts.

    God Bless!

  13. Dear Naqvee, how lovely it is to re-visit you again!

    I know it's been way too long -- mea culpa.

    Your wonderful trbute to your Dad makes me miss all the things I never had with my own (gone four years now) -- and I think it's wonderful your acknowledgment of him. No doubt he is quite proud.

    I hope life is treating you kind as you so deserve -- you are an inspiration to your generation and beyond. Bless you, darling gal!

    I have thought of you and your lovliness so frequently...

    Peace and serenity,
    'The End Of The Rainbow: Life After Bankruptcy'


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