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When a song made me a kid again

This morning, I was exploring Indian classical music on YouTube, and stumbled on Bhimsen Joshi’s Majhe maher pandhari. It’s one of his famous devotional songs, though I’m not personally familiar with it. As I listened to the circular rhythm of … Continue reading

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A dog on a summer afternoon

The sweat trickled down the back of my knees. I wiped the warm beads off of my upper lip and looked up. The ceiling fan was whirring, but not offering any relief. Outside my window, leaves rustled, giving the illusion … Continue reading

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The fruit-seller

“What kind of mangoes are those?” I asked the old fruit-seller on the street corner, pointing at some big, yellow ones taking pride of place in the middle of the fruit display. He was on the side, busy setting up … Continue reading

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Where mangoes are not just mangoes

It’s mango season! Mother Nature’s favorite child has arrived, and it’s time to celebrate. Rich, deep yellow skins glint under the loving sun, ripened to perfection under its indulgent watch. They sit in carefully formed heaps, releasing their distinctive sweet … Continue reading

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When we had to suffer the summer heat

The fan whirs above my head, insistent that it can dissipate the suffocating, tropical summer air. The blades rush after each other in the same circular trajectory. They are desperate to catch a random breeze that has accidentally flowed in … Continue reading

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The simple joys of life: cool water from clay pots

It’s summertime, and the intense brightness and heat of the tropical sun is getting unbearable. Waves of heat rise up everywhere, met by scorching, fiery rays beating down from the cloudless sky. I’m glad to be inside, and even more … Continue reading

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