Jamlo Walks is a book by Samina Mishra, illustrated by Tarique Aziz In March 2020, a lockdown was declared in India with a 4 hour notice. Those of us…Jamlo Walks I chose to share this post by a fellow blogger - a blogger who I also have had the privilege to interview in 2020 as … Continue reading Jamlo Walks
When I go to India now, it will no longer be there - standing faithfully like an old family dog, waiting for me in the courtyard, waiting for me to put it to life, bouncing over potholes and dirt roads and cruising through summer evenings and winter afternoons, through love and loss and so much in between. Farewell, my friend. You have served me like no other. There will be no one else like you.
Do we only see our neighbours when we are taking out the trash or while in the lift? Or do we, visit each other, sharing food and evenings and conversations and becoming like my parents say 'first families' to each other? I hope we do, because there's so much to gain from being a good neighbour and from having one yourself.
It's really fascinating how memory works - how something reminds you of an incident that dates back to a decade or more, how a seemingly random event can trigger an avalanche of memories from long ago. Take for instance what happened yesterday. We had been to an Indian store in Dublin, a store called Ingredients. … Continue reading A crate of something cool
Why am I writing an ode to the dishwasher? I am, because having one after five years of hand washing the dishes, through potlucks and parties and everything in between, is like having a good magic spell in your kitchen. I will miss the way the husband made my day in the past by offering to do the dishes thrice in a row, but other than that - I am all ready to sing the dishwasher's praises!