Monday, September 28, 2009

Congratulations to Yury Shulman's Chess Without Borders!

Yury Shulman's Chess Without Borders is a Finalist for the 2009 Chicago Innovation Award! On Monday, September 14th, a reception honoring the nominees was held. GM Yury Shulman and his co-author, Rishi Sethi, are pictured above. They have decided to donate proceeds from the sale of their book, Chess Lessons From a Grandmaster, towards the additional surgeries Meher will need in a few months (her hands still need another procedure). Thank you to Yury and Rishi for all of your support!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Meher is in high spirits and doing well. As you can see, both of her hands are bandaged (please excuse her attire- its still quite hot and sticky in New Delhi, and with two big casts on her arms, she is feeling the humidity!), so she requires a lot of care and help these days. But she is feeling fine and probably enjoying the attention!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Successful Operation Yesterday

Dr. Khazanchi operated on both of Meher's hands yesterday, fixing the already operated on left hand to avoid more contracture, and straightening two fingers on her right hand. He took some skin grafts from her leg, but as it is a shallow wound, her leg will heal quite quickly. She is at home now and is doing well. Everyone is relieved as all the surgeries are finally over!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Operation on Right Hand

Dr. Khazanchi is operating on Meher's right hand today! She is recovering well from her last surgery and already went in to have the drain removed, and yesterday went in to have her stitches taken out. She is happy and in high spirits as usual.

Also, Meher has decided that she wants to marry Utpal! He is the little boy who also recovered from severe burns as an infant. He is in boarding school, but often stays at the Women's Centre during his vacations. He is currently away from at boarding school, so she must be missing his company. She declared she wants to marry him as he is kind to her, gives her sweets, and lets her watch TV!