Top Photo: My mom (the taller, older one) and aunt at Niagra Falls in the 70s. My grandparents, mom, and aunt moved to Pennsylvania in the 70s from Aligarh.
Bottom Photo: Years later, Christmas in Erie, PA after my uncle was born.
“I was taking a train between Delhi and Calcutta for work, and while watching the Uttar Pradesh countryside, I couldn’t be more appreciative of my grandfather’s decision to move away from his family to pursue higher education at Penn State. Because of that choice, my mother and aunt were raised in an environment to enable their HBIC personalities, and in turn, mine.”
– Sheela Lal, Via Tumblr