Italy or India, Mothers and Photos are Same

I found the cover photo on the wall of my friend Denise Castelli in her Facebook profile. I inquired about the family, time and place. This was taken somewhere near the Italy-France border in 1977. The photo was posted by her on account of Mother’s Day.

Such a lovely family reminded me of my family but more interestingly, it took my attention to the color reproduction they’d in 1977.


Above is my family photo in 1980 that is a monochrome photograph. But interestingly, the pose and the style looks almost similar. Same cute faces of children and same loving face of the mother.

And as we talk about mothers, I realized one thing that they’re the same; everywhere. Although, I haven’t seen the world this photograph can give me an idea of divine motherhood across the globe. I can also notice both of the children wearing the same clothes that were a fashion of our time. I and my brother also used to wear the same clothes.

This photo has a past glory, a story to tell and when I connect it with my family photo, there is some mysterious difference as well as similarities we share with people across the globe.

I think this is the essence of a global village mentioned in Maha Upanishad — an ancient Indian scripture.

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