A strange place to return to

Book: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy I am holidaying. In a manner of speaking. I stay home with small children while the other half of us has urgent things to do before we leave once again.  It is Kerala. Humid, hot, frustrating. Sometimes beautiful if we are indoors and it is raining. … Continue reading A strange place to return to

Vignettes from home

In Kerala Plants and trees. Banana, coconut, jack fruit, pepper vines climbing on those, sapota or chickoo, guava. Unrelieved green. Steady rain that turns the view slightly fuzzy. A cuckoo in the background. The usual crows. Pale yellow and multicoloured butterflies. The monsoon which hopefully won't end any soon. But then running up and down … Continue reading Vignettes from home