Portrait by Martin Droeshout
We had the great pleasure of receiving back in our fold KRG's earliest reader still around, Indira. She used the occasion to celebrate Shakespeare and to remember the founder, Bobby.
So too, Talitha came on a special visit from TVM for the all-Shakespeare event; here she is greeting her old friend, Geetha, who will now become a regular at KRG. Talitha promises to come whenever possible, and Satish may accompany her at a poetry event in future.
Among us Shoba has the distinct honour of enjoying the same birthday as WS. Here Kavita wishes Shoba, holding a Ginger plant bouquet that KumKum presented her.
No birthday is complete without cake. KumKum distributed sandwiches she made, along with home-made cake from Shoba, and chocolate cake brought by Talitha. Coffee was supplied by the Yacht Club.
Having savoured in depth what WS wrote, once again we realised the truth of his forecast thatNot marble nor the gilded monuments
Of princes shall outlive this powerful rhyme
Shoba, Geetha, Talitha, Thommo, Indira, KumKum, Kavita, Priya, Joe, Hemjit (seated)
Here we are gathered at the end.