11 May, 2021

Go With The Swing

Ninety-plus and still having the time of their lives. Growing old gracefully, living fulfilling lives, it’s all coming together for Old India.

Illustration by Sorit
Go With The Swing

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

“A low-fat, high-fibre diet does the trick for me, besides a few tablets a day for minor health issues. Of course, golf, music, family, friends and two small whiskeys a day give me the high.”

Ram Advani 92 Lucknow

When you listen to Rambhai speak about his life in his over half-a-century-old bookstore in Lucknow’s Hazratganj, Ram Advani Booksellers, you’d be forgiven for coveting a sliver of his energy and clarity of mind. He stands up to greet you. The tehzeeb, the warm smile, it’s all firmly in place, to go with the mop of silver hair. With the same measured gait you see on the golf course, he travels decades, offering...

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