Kalpana + Naina
Naina and Kalpana
How many years have you been friends?
Kalpana: About 35 years now!
Where did you meet for the first time?
Kalpana: At Naina's engagement!
Naina: You had permed hair then.
Kalpana: Oh gosh, I did. And a little Fiat car!
Happy, simple times!
Kalpana: Yup, we happened to have our first kids at the same time too. Nothing brings you closer than first-time motherhood.
Naina: We lived down the road from one another and would take our kids to the park together.
Kalpana: Picnics was our thing!
Kalpana: We're still outdoorsy! But we also have our movie dates and wine nights!
What do you like the most about each other?
Naina: She's so fun-loving! Kalpana will agree to do anything, at any time, any where.
Kalpana: We've done some pretty questionable things together.
Naina: Oh yes! We were in the choir together and Kalpana drove us back one winter night all the way from Faridabad - in the fog!
Haha, aw. Are you going to be friends forever?
Naina: We're family, not friends. And family is forever.
All images by Nayantara Parikh.