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    Life across two countries and nine cities… Mr. Dipak Sengupta

    Growing up in different cities taught me several things. I learned to interact with new people and make new acquaintances. I learned to cherish relationships and stay connected to relatives and old friends. I learned to be flexible and adapt quickly to a new lifestyle. Our beloved senior, Mr. Dipak Sengupta, was born in Chittagong, a major coastal city of Bangladesh, and his life of 80 years has spanned across two countries and nine cities. He fondly remembers, “I grew up in a picturesque place, called Rangamati, nicknamed as the Lake city of Bangladesh. The place had a mesmerizing beauty, greenery, and lakes, which makes me smile even today”.  Due…

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    Life beyond a homemaker… Mrs. Ratna Das

    70-year-old Ratna Das is a trained homeopathy practitioner and a sign language interpreter- I have always been a happy homemaker, but I felt there was still so much more to do! I always wanted to do something beyond managing the house. I feel proud of my life-partner, Dr. Subrata Das, for his immense support in encouraging me to tread in areas, I did not think of, and helping me to fulfill my dreams. Mrs. Ratna Das and her life partner (her best friend) Fourth, of the twelve siblings, Ratna grew up in a big family, and at an early age, took charge of the household chores. Despite her responsibilities, she…

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    Golden Period of my life…. Mrs. Shalini Gupta

    I am a firm believer in destiny. Whatever is destined to happen will happen. We should not worry. Life is a celebration Meet our always positive, ever-smiling, and active senior, 69-year-old Mrs. Shalini Gupta, happily settled in Mumbai with her family. She grew up in Mumbai, amongst her siblings and cherishes her childhood memories. After marriage, she got busy with her household chores, and in taking care of her husband, children, and other family members. “I have always been fond of cooking, and whenever feasible, I used to attend cookery classes. I learned to make ice-creams and sweets, and would always try out new dishes at home,” recalls Mrs. Shalini.…

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    Miles to go…. Mr. Virendra Nath Kashyap

    I am a refugee! No, I WAS a refugee, not anymore. VK conducting soft skill training sessions Mr. Kashyap (known as VK amongst his family and friends) says, “I was born on April 5, 1941, in Lahore, now in Pakistan into a well-to-do family. However, because of the political upheaval and like millions of others, we had to move to India, leaving everything behind, nothing with us, bar the clothes on our persons and maybe a few more”. He spent later years of his childhood in Delhi completed his education, got married, had a wonderful work-life, and is now enjoying his active post-retirement years. Despite his health challenges, VK has…

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    18 Till I Die- Mr. Shibaji Datta Gupta

    Meet our energetic, ever-smiling, always positive, young at heart senior Mr. Shibaji Datta Gupta, who stays in Kolkata with his family. He leads a happy and active post-retirement life. He shared his joyous moments with AllForSRS. In his own words….. I tell everyone that age is just a number. Life is full of challenges, which we must face boldly and accept the outcome, without any fear.  We should always be happy and strong and fight all obstacles with an open mind. I am 66-years old and after my retirement, continue to work part-time as a consultant with a SriLanka based company. Music has always been a solace to my heart…

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    Meet Mrs. Meenu Dasgupta

    Meet our beloved senior Mrs. Meenu Dasgupta, who turns 92 on 21st October 2019. To celebrate this wonderful occasion, her daughter Sanghamitra shares few lines with us. The word ‘mother’ itself evokes a special feeling in everyone which is beyond explanation. I am no exception. On the 21st of this month, my mother, Mrs. Meenu Dasgupta, is going to celebrate her 92nd birthday. I became a bit emotional and reminiscent thinking how years pass by leaving little time to look back. She is in her 90’s, a nonagenarian like many seniors are, but with a little difference. Probably that is because of her sudden inclination towards digital media/world, which is…

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    Meet Mrs. Sanghamitra Dasgupta

    Meet our beloved senior Mrs. Sanghamitra Dasgupta. Retired as a high school English teacher, she is an avid reader and loves to explore new things. She is a strong pillar for her family, always positive and vibrant, and leads by example. Having been settled in India throughout her life, she recently moved to Sydney with her family. She now looks forward to her life in the new place and to create good memories. In her own words….. I am Sanghamitra Dasgupta, 67 years old, enjoying the second innings of my life with my loved ones in a foreign land, far away from where I was born. I believe during the…

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    Meet Mrs. Ratna Banerjee

    Meet our beloved senior Mrs. Ratna Banerjee, 81-years old. She lives in Kolkata with her 86-year old husband, Mr. Alak Banerjee. AllForSRS asked her to share her life journey. In her own words……. Life is a journey from birth to death. All along this journey we want to be happy and live in peace. But happiness is not an external object which anyone can give us. It is an internal matter which depends on our attitude and nature. My in-laws are no more and our daughters are happily married and living with their husbands and children. We are both now enjoying our silver innings. With age, our physical appearance and…