Tuesday, April 01, 2008

On Sweet Music: One look at each other in the Beijing airport and we knew it was meant to be

From Sarmad, this good news. From Iran to Africa to India to Africa to China. Must be a Baha'i. -gw

I'm getting married on Saturday to an amazing girl -- one I've been friends with for 7 years. It's amazing. She's Varya. :-) The name says it all. :-)

Varya and I met 7 years ago in Panchgani, India. We stayed in touch on and off as friends, occasionally communicating via email, chat and a couple of phone calls. In January, we got closer through a very special phone call, and met on 26 January in Beijing. One look at each other in Beijing airport, and we knew it was meant to be.

The wedding is in Beijing in Elika Mahony's home -- the very same Elika whose music inspired us in Pune and Tanzania for years. I first heard her music on Vandana's computer in Pune in 1998, where Vandana was working on the first ever issue of our Maharashtra Baha'i youth magazine, Harmony. Amazing!

5 April 2008. Fantastic!


About Sarmad
Where can one begin? Born in the Land of Ta, grew up in a little town in the mountains of Iringa, Tanzania. Spent childhood and early teens exploring the wilds of Africa. Went to the Land of the Indus Valley for college, did electronics engineering and computer multimedia. City called Nagpur -- lovely but HOT in the summers! Traveled most of the length and breadth of India in early adulthood on various Baha'i projects and with a choir and performing arts group. Best days of my life! :-) Returned to Iringa, Tanzania in 2003, taught primary and secondary level mathematics, computer skills, music and sports. That was super in itself -- I love working with children especially! Fresh, young, innocent minds, free from selfishness, motive, prejudice and greed, vices that afflict so many "adults" in these modern materialistic days. Worked for 1.5 years in Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, with a business machines company in Customer Care. Now in Zhuhai, Southern China, checking out one of the coolest cities in one of the coolest countries on earth!

Galaxy Guide: "So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole world..." -- Baha'u'llah

{Re-posted with permission}

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