Russian Salad – My father’s favorite

Sharing Pappa’s (my father’s) favorite- Russian Salad.

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I write this post with such a heavy heart. Even as I write, I am in disbelief that we lost Pappa, my dearest father, last week.  As I grapple with my emotions, I know that my brother and I will always miss him. I remember my kind, loving, extremely witty, sports loving father, who was truly a gifted athlete himself. In his college days, he was the captain for Bombay University’s cricket team three years in a row! When I was growing up, I  remember his many badminton tournament victories. In his later years, he went for his early morning walks, loved playing tennis, and going swimming. No matter which sport he picked, he was a natural at it!

Pappa,  Mr. Ram Rege ,(on the right), in his college days, as the Captain for the Bombay University Cricket Team, receiving the winning trophy from the legendary cricketer Vijay Merchant Pappa, Mr. Ram Rege ,(on the right), in his college days, as the Captain for the Bombay University Cricket Team, receiving the winning trophy from the legendary cricketer Vijay Merchant

I think that it was during his cricket days that…

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23 Comments Add yours

    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Ruchi.

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  1. Sue Marquis Bishop says:

    Gorgeous salad!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Sue.

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  2. So sorry to hear, Sandhya. 😦
    I remember when you first post this recipe and how you enjoyed to make your father’s favorite salad…
    Condolences to your and your family in this hard time.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Ronit. It is so kind of you to reach out to me. I am truly grateful.

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  3. Antonia says:

    I am sure you are in disbelief that a year has passed. This is such a touching tribute Sandhya.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Yes you are right Antonia. It is so hard to believe. My blog has been a good distraction for me. Thanks so much for your kind words.

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  4. Very poignantly written, Sandhya. Words are always trite and inadequate, but know that he is watching over you with great pride, and you will always have his blessings.Take care.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much dear Sangeeta.

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  5. Nandini says:

    I love Russian salad and this looks awesome 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Nandini. I have been thinking of you. I remember that you lost your dad around the same time last year. I hope you are doing okay and that your husband is too.
      Sending you hugs.

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      1. Nandini says:

        Thank You Sandhya so much and for remembering my dad. That touched my heart. It has been a years on Jan 14th and time just flew. I hope time is helping you to heal. Have a lovely weekend my friend and sending hugs back to you 🙂

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      2. Sandhya says:

        Thank you so much Nandini. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Will have to try this salad. My father has been gone for 10 years now but I miss him every day.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you for sharing. I lost my dad last year.
      The salad is one of my favorites too.

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  7. Lina says:

    Wow, a great recipe.

    Sandhya I would really like you to judge the North Indian Curry Challenge I’m hosting on the 25th of March. Please let me know in case you are free☺

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Lina, thank you so much for thinking of me. I would love to judge but before I commit to it may I know how much time is involved in it? March is a crazy month so wanted to check.
      Thanks again,
      Sandhya

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      1. Lina says:

        U can tell me the results some time in mid April

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      2. Sandhya says:

        That would be okay then. Thanks again.

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  8. Sorry to hear about your loss. Amazing sportsman.

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  9. Awesome ! This sounds yummy!

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