If only she would allow me to photograph her when she looks like this, I would have taken a photograph of Chutki to show how much she misses Ranjan. This is exactly the expression that she has more or less constantly and no amount of cheering her up by Manjiree or me would change that. She is listless in ‘his’ absence.
Ranjan has gone to Bengaluru for a few days and till he returns on Tuesday afternoon, she is unlikely to change her expression.
I suppose that if someone took my photograph now, I too will have a hangdog expression like that because, I too miss him. When he is here, I hardly get to talk to him as, he is busy with his own affairs but, I simply miss his presence in the house.
The less said the better about Manjiree. She too is moping around as though the heat is not enough to depress us.
All three of us are missing him. I shall post a photograph of Chutki after his return to show what a difference it makes to her life when he is around.