“Put your finger like this and look at the camera and smile,” Bunu enthusiastically shows her little fingers and poses at the camera, sitting beside her father, Chandra BK. He is holding her little brother, Gaurab BK, on his lap. “Hasnusna,” asking her father to smile for the camera, next calling her stepmother, Saraswati BK into the photograph. Even though Banu is small she can almost be the head of the family, gathering everyone and directing everyone into their place. Banu checks her photograph and giggles pointing at her picture.
Admiring Bunu’s energy, Chandra smiles and shares, “I am very lucky and happy that both my children are normal, unlike my wife and me.” Despite being specially-abled, Chandra goes to work every day while his wife stays home to look after them. “With God’s grace, now I can stand and walk. Had you seen me three years ago, I was bedridden. That is the reason Bunu’s mother left me and I remarried.” No one would guess Saraswati is not their biological mother. All the bonding they share and the love between them is real.