23 Winters In Review

It’s not yet November, but I can’t wait more for December (birthday months are usually special). Over 23 Winters ago, I was offered a cake to be made in a pressure cooker considering all the shops were on curfew. For multiple reasons, that’s the only birthday gift I refused that year. This year, I would like…

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Falling in love

A few years ago I read a report on how your life was a complete waste if you weren’t falling in love, or writing a book, or doing something massive while in the train to work. Sub-urban, metro trains they said invoked creativity, in all aspects. The report forgot the mention bus stations outside of U-bahn stations…

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The smell of desi ghee

It’s only been six months since I were home (less in fact, but it will be over six when I go next) and it’s really been only a few days since I had a my dose of desi ghee parathas. GRANDMOTHER’S DESI GHEE Every time she is home Grandmother spends a couple of days cleaning…

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How does travel change your culture?

I’ve lived in different cities. Home has always been a tricky question. I’ve not underestimated growing up in a conflict zone, but I do think I got over-protected as a child by parents. But now I do also realise how it was a good thing. They made me live out and think out of my…

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