My grand-uncle. Tellicherry. 1930s.

Tellicherry, 1930s.

Granny's older brother, Ramdas. (see the relationship here.) 

I wonder if this picture is a selfie. Given the low angle, it's possible that Uncle put the camera on some kind of flat surface and posed to take this picture. It's possible; it need not be. Nevertheless I wish that were the case: a selfie which involved some effort to see the end result (unlike today's selfies.) 

In later years, Uncle would be a doctor in France, eventually returning to India and spending time at Auroville before moving onto another ashram in Kerala. 

That's in the future; for now this is a selfie; a shout out to those yet to come, this is us!