Mamma, take me to the Taj Mahal!

Posted on October 20, 2008


My 7-yr old niece, Anoushka, my sister and I were in the car yesterday. Anoushka sweetly asked my sister, “Ma, will you take me to see the Taj Mahal?” My sister was so moved, she said, “Yes, baby…I will surely take you to see the Taj Mahal”. She then took a right turn to come to my house. Anoushka yelled, “Mamma, to go to the Taj Mahal, you have to take a left!”

My sister and I looked baffled, when we looked left, we saw that she was talking about the Gurudwara at Thaltej Crossroads! It had a white dome over it, and she thought it was the Taj Mahal! Better still, may be she thought that all structures like that are called “Taj Mahal”!

Ah, the innocence of childhood…love you nush!