Culture, Musings

Crossing Cultures

“How do you open this thing?” Laddu’s cry is plaintive as she wrestles with a miniature Hawkins pressure cooker. I show her how to open and close the cooker. Ammu pipes up “Did you have one growing up?” “Never!” I say. My ferocity surprises me though it shouldn’t. I try to explain to her how […]

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A Feeling Called Home

It is Sunday afternoon. The overhead fan struggles to stir the air. I am sprawled on my bed watching Laddu sleep. She is sucking on her thumb as her body rises and falls with a rhythm. I should be napping with her but I am awake, alert. I scroll through my timeline on Twitter. It is […]

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