I saw somewhere that said, stay home everybody, so that mother earth can heal herself. It certainly looks like that. One of my favorite Quran/Bible stories is the Noah’s ark. Many times in Ireland, when it would rain with the winds lashing against the windows, I would think of the story of the ark. The … Continue reading When the world turned
Book: The Unexpected Friend, A Rohingya Children’s Story, Raya Rahman, Inshra Sakhawat Russell Displacement. I am not able to focus on this word now, I am too busy, the story seems known, read about, many times over. True, I am far away from the land I was born, but the land I am in right … Continue reading A story of displacement
If you lived in a tropical country, when it is just the beginning of summer. The heat is only starting, and when you are getting to sleep, the fan drawls languidly. Not fast or slow, just enough. You have your rajaaee (blanket), but you don’t need it yet. You might start to get small goosebumps, … Continue reading Satisfaction, just like the fan
Have you seen Kipper the Dog? Do you have very little kids who like to watch whatever you suggest? Are you a little kid at heart? Kipper the Dog is the one. I would take a risk and say, one of the best kids shows around. We first started watching Kipper the Dog about six … Continue reading Life lessons from Kipper the Dog
We know her, Monalisa. She is famous. For her cryptic smile. Why does she smile so? It was an afternoon at the office. I was at work, a new recruit. Fresh out of college. The first month. New job, new possibilities. Just like the ad, naya ghar, nayee gaadi, nayee biwi. None of those, but … Continue reading Why does she smile so?
Smell the air. Go out and try it. Or early in the morning when the sun is not fully come in yet. This is only in winter. There is probably some natural chemistry behind this (or someone burning wood somewhere), but the fragrance of the air cannot be beat by random chemical perfumes. For me, … Continue reading On a winter’s night
So the elementary school kid's PE teacher told the class (ages 8 and 9) about his PE teacher. So his PE teacher, if the kids did not get ready in 4 minutes, would come into the locker room and disregard what and how the kids were dressed (or not), and come close to their faces … Continue reading Why?
I am writing this here, but fear not, I have no aspirations to become a romance writer. I wanted to chime in because we have been enjoying this Malayalam song quite a lot, especially the kids. It was a school day and the non-school going kid and me were drinking tea and listening to this … Continue reading Kuppaayam tales
There are rains in this desert. When it rains for about a total of five days in a year here, it floods. It is a bit odd. Unsettling. Maybe not the weather. It is all these large empty rooms. I feel like we should invite a lot of friends every week to share the house. … Continue reading Clouds in the desert
If you (or we, or I, whom so ever all these blog posts are addressed to) go to a grocery store here or a gardening shop or a clothing store, anywhere at all, if you are out and about kind of gal. Which I am not. At all. But I live with a family and … Continue reading Things I don’t understand