|Manisha Lohia speaks about her parents, Champaji & Shri Hariprasad Kanoria.
Also view the fruit salad as made by Champaji.
Hearing from Manisha Lohia about her parents and how inspired she feels, we were intrigued enough to write this post. Manisha herself enjoys being a hostess, cooks delicious dishes, is an ardent student of Kathak & is helpful in more ways than one can imagine.
When we asked her for a recipe which is a favourite with her parents, she promptly said – Traditional fruit salad. She even prepared it for the Terra Madre Day organized by us. Before posting the recipe, we are happy to write about Manisha’s parents, Champa Devi & Shri Hariprasad Kanoria. Below is a collage of photographs created by Manisha as a gift to her parents on this special day, their golden anniversary.
J&P: Manisha, our first question to you is one that you are ardent about – Motherhood. Tell us about your mom.
Mathru Devo Bhava. Motherhood – living up to the demands of children is a Herculean task and that too FIVE of us. I think my mother has played a tremendous role in shaping each one of our lives and has prioritized being a mother over every other role of hers. She has proven to all of us that a mother does not have to be a CEO at home, rather, she just has to be…and thereby let her children be.
J&P: Tell us briefly what your parents represent for you?
Manisha: Together, Papa & she have been like an umbrella under whose shade we have felt safe and happy, growing without inhibitions. Perhaps I can say that they have been a Godly example and this is a rich legacy we carry with us.
J&P: Manisha, congratulations on your parents celebration today. What is your tribute recipe?
Today, the 10th of March 2011, as they complete their golden years of marriage, I would love to pay a tribute to them on your site – aptly named “whose food we eat, their song we sing” – with the ‘Traditional Fruit Salad’. This is a recipe which is my mother’s specialty and one that Papa (and all of us) have relished through our growing years and even now.
Papa & Mummy, on this lovely day, I pray that may we see many more decades of your togetherness!
Click to read the delicious and healthy fruit salad recipe by Champaji Kanoria.