The rains in India

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It’s the season that brings a whole upheaval of emotions. Great big drops fall from the saturated sky, at that breaking point beyond which the earth can’t hold back anymore. These are tears of happiness, of sadness, of anger, of release. Some of us run into the streets with abandon – they say the first rain of the monsoon washes … Read More

A childhood made of dreams

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I don’t know where my parents procured the Magic Toothbrush from, but it remains, to this day, the single most fascinating thing I have ever seen in my life. My brother and I woke up one day to find that we had just willed the ‘changing colour’ toothbrush to jump straight out of the TV ad into our hands. We … Read More

The sound of home

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Just one of the sounds of home… the ‘mixie’! Others being pressure cooker whistles, the familiar doorbell.. and something that I’ve really missed abroad.. the white noise of a ceiling fan 🙂 What’s your ‘home’ sound?

Childhood games

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A trip down nostalgia lane! Funny how our childhood games like gilli danda, kancha/marbles, tops, and even those like ‘dog and the bone’ set us up for life. Dog and the bone was quite hilarious game since it involved neither, but a handkerchief that the two teams aimed to get. By far the most exciting street game ever! And of … Read More