23 April

"Nolini-da, those two ladies will be leaving tomorrow for America. Could you not give them your picture?"

"What? I thought that you had already given them my picture?"

I said: "How could I? I don't have it. You have not given it to me."

"You don't know where I keep things in my room? Just go and give them two copies of my book Kabir Manishi. I am giving them my picture and I would like them to learn Bengali. So tell them that I am giving them this book to kill two birds with one stone."

Then he gave me a smile.