These are photographs of Dr Roopam's child.

I knew Roopam as a neighbor in the apartment where I was living. He was practicing as a pulmonologist in a hospital in Cochin.

Roopam came from Bengal, and when his father died recently, he chose to stop being a medical doctor and start being a dutiful son: He went back home to Bengal to live with his widowed mother who didn't have any other son or daughter.

This is India. In India, relationships seem to acquire seemingly unworldly proportions by Western standards.

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