My friend Rajinder posted this image on my WhatsApp page.
I couldn’t resist the temptation to post a response and posted this image.
At the bottom, I added in Hindi the message – “This is how young boys grow up to be Captains of ships.”
A little background. Rajinder and I go back to the eighties of the last century when we were both colleagues selling to gullible customers in our Himalayan Region. We made one memorable trip together there and I had met him during many other occasions at our offices. He decided that being a salesman was not what he wanted to do and so went to sea. We lost track of each other all these years, but thanks to modern social media reestablished contact recently.
Rajinder reestablished contact with me on Face Book some time ago and we have been in regular touch since then exchanging messages mostly on WhatsApp or over the telephone. Apart from this interesting background, he is also a poet of Hindi verse and posts many couplets on Face Book.
Post retirement, he has settled down in Jaipur, a town that is 700 Kms from the nearest Port! Like me, he too spends a lot of time in his garden and with his dog.
He has promised to make a trip to Pune to meet me personally and I eagerly look forward to it.