A resident of Panchvati old age home sits next to a carom board in New Delhi’s Tughlakabad. As parents grow old, sometimes abandoned by their families and left to fend for themselves in their twilight years, time is all these people have as their needs actually become fewer.
This septuagenarian was shifted to an assisted living facility by his NRI son after a heart attack. In the third of a five-part HT series ‘Let’s Talk About Our Elderly’, he writes about how much he misses his wife and children. read more