It was a framed picture of Shirdi Sai baba with his hand raised in blessing, lean and austere, with a white cloth tied around his head and a trimmed white beard.
‘Remove the paper whenever you are ready, baba.’
When face-to-face, he would just call him baba (father).
Pray to Sun God and Sri Raghavendra or Shirdi baba on Thursdays.
I am told he is a mauna baba (a holy man who has taken a vow of silence).
But officially sanctioned ‘dating’ and sexual intimacy - na baba na.
It is relevant here to mention those three Indian saints in recent history Kabir and Nanak and late Sai baba of Sirdi who did not found any religion based on divine revelation.
The rich, light, delicate yeast cake, made from flour, eggs, butter, and sugar, is related to brioche, baba , and savarin.
Note that baba , on its own, can independently refer to an old wise man.
Sit down, baba , you like tea?