Hi deval(my sister),

Bring this letter and read in front of all with little bit Gujarati translation.

---------------------------- Okay everyone,

Deval is reading this letter....and I am writing this letter like I am talking to you all at the same time(by the way, I am writing this e-mail from the job on 10th Jan. morning 7-40).........You are all my audience....and now....I am talking to you......

Kem chho badha? Obviously "Tara Ba" na javathi tame badha ja shock ma chho......,right?

Pan aa to kevu chhe ke "Pan paku thay etle khare to kharu ja ne?????????"- I am very thankful to Deval for sending me almost all details which is happeneing there.....Tamane badhane khabar ja chhe ke "Ba" mane ketli vahali hati...... "Ba" was the most of the most of the most of the mostest respectable,honorable and great person for me in my life.......Even "Ba" is ahead than my mummy..
Most Respectable person in my life

Ba, jeva daiva(holy) hatho thi maro uchher thayo chhe(I have been brought up by my Ba) and I am really feeling great about it.
I am greatful to you, Ba

Let's say..."Ba" physically mara mate aa duniya ma rahi nathi....pan Ba na ghana badha sanskaro mara ane tamara ghana badha ma chhe ja...etle aam jova jao to "Ba" jivati ja chhe....."Ba" apna badha ma chhe ja atyare....Bas khali dekhati nathi...
I am greatful to you, Ba

My spiritual knowledge says that...Ba jevi great personality mate bahu shock(bahu najik na hoy ene thodo thay e natural chhe..)na karavo joiye...Because, sharir to nashavant chhe...Aatma to amar chhe...

ok, have tamane badhane thatu hashe ke....Mari sauthi vahali "Ba" na rahi...ane hu USA chhu to...What I am feeling???...

Believe me....I am literally feeling very high energy in me. and in all my work...When deval sent me e-mail that "Ba" is in ICCU...then I tried to call at home, at Piyush mama's place and Navnit mama's place. I talked with Nidhi for 1-2 minutes, and she said that "Ba" is getting better.

So, I called at home on sunday morning I guess....and talked with mummy..Just by the tone of talking to mummy, me mummy ne samethi ja kahyu ke "Ba" no javano time avi gayo chhe ke shu???and mummy said "Yes"..

So, I told mummy that I wanna talk to my "Ba"...Pappa gave me Niraj's cell number and informed him too that I am gonna call him..to talk with "Ba"..Thanks to Kiritlal ...and Niraj for offering phone help...

I was in a regular and enjoying mood...When I called Niraj.I talked with Niraj and then Piyushmama..."Ba" was on oxygen and very sensitive...so piyushmama told me to call later on...He was giving me "shantvana"...Now, here I felt really serious that now these are almost last moments...

and I started crying right on the phone...so, I hung up the phone saying that I will call tomorrow to talk with "Ba".... and the same night..Ba past away....so I couldn't talk with her. But...that's ok...Ba sathe mare physically vaat karava sivay...sidhi mentally pan vaat thai shake... Not a big deal....So, piyushmama...take it easy.....

It was really a unique and amazing experience for me... that my most dearest and respectable person is going away from my life without seeing and meeting at last moments... and I was crying in USA.....What a pain!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I really believe in the theory which says that.... "Pain" is joy....and it was a great joy to feel pain within me!!!!!!!!

Tamane lokone thatu hashe ke ankur aa shu kahe chhe???? Pain is joy????? This is a topic of highly intellectual people only....

Anyway, after the phone I cried around 10 minutes.... and then, I washed my mouth...and did "Bhastrika" pranayam... Ilamami,mummy and Nidhi must be knowing what exactly Bhastrika is ...and If not, please revise it...Its really helpful......

After the phone...I went for a 2 hour meeting(for 1 computer programming language- PHP)...There were only 10 people there...and I was going first time over there...Just after going there....I impressed all of them with my vast and experienced knowledge...Mara jeva bija 3 jana nava hata tyan ....e loko ne to em ja lagyu ke hu to jane varsho thi aa meeting ma avu chhu..So, starting from the meeting... I was in a real high energy....

Mane sanje devale phone karine cell phone par news apya ke "Ba" have jati rahi....Tamari savar etle amare ahiyan almost sanj hoy...I was driving the car at that time...I dropped my friend...and while after coming to home...I was all alone... and I cried again....Just after coming home, I slept..because I got too tired...going to meeting..then shopping and crying too!!!!!

Next day..morning mare job hoy etle...in morning while coming to the job....I was again alone in car...and cried too....In morning just 1 moment I thought that I won't be able to work today, but I changed my mind-set and told myself that "Show must go on"...For every actor this is true...and many of you know me as "Ekanki", right?? Niraj na lagan vakhate loko e maru naam padyu hatu!!!!!

So, after coming to office...I was again in a very high energy...I was singing krishna's Bhajans...which I like it very most...and I know many of them.....I was serving all customers with lots of fun and laughter..and anyway, I am already a "Certified Laughter Leader" and a founder president of Laughing Club Chicago, So, its my job too to make people laugh!!!!!

So...Ba ni yaad ma...I booked a hall yesterday for 20th Jan., 2002...for the first official(I gave unofficial session in a party arranged by art of living group of chicago) laughing session in chicago....I am gonna give lots of laughter and fun to the people...and that's my one of the missions now..

Deval na lakhya mujab....Ba na javathi ghana badha changes avi gaya chhe....in some people and in relations....So whatever is happening is for good, that I know....So, live happily.. Enjoy a lot...Share your love and happiness among all you meet..

By the way, last night....I saw an offbit movie of Mira Nair... "Monsoon Wedding".....Its a real good movie and shows the naked reality of our society.....I really liked that movie....after long long time I saw such a good movie.....

Bahu lambi lambi story lakhi nakhi nahi me????????...

deval, get the print out of the URL I am giving here.......

Funny Gujarati Kahevato......and read this article when all the family members get together...I read it yesterday...Its really funny article...and I think you all will like it.....

Have lots of fun..from Ankur Patel - Managing Lafter 4 U from chicago..