My father died two months ago today. It turns out today is his birthday according to teethi (the date in the Hindu samvant calendar). And it's agyaras, the eleventh day of the lunar month, generally considered auspicious by many Hindus.
This will also be my last night in Baroda. Tomorrow we go to Bombay, and I'm returning to the US on April 4.
And when asked, "How are you doing?" I still don't know what to say.