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India’s Heat wave

May 28, 2015 | 22 Comments

Britain starts screaming ‘heat wave’ as soon as the temperature rises over twenty-five degrees celsius. If the sun decides to grace Britain with its presence, [Read more...]
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Women In Need

May 17, 2015 | 31 Comments

On one of my afternoon walks, when I was very new to India, I saw a woman I will never forget. She walked towards me, head shaved, feet bare, lips cracked, skin burnt, eyes [Read more...]
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The Missing Dhokla

May 14, 2015 | 44 Comments

Dhokla is my favourite Indian snack, well, now that pani puri is off the menu. At least four nights a week, my husband buys a small box of dhokla from Haldiram’s on [Read more...]

Polite or Pushover?

May 7, 2015 | 89 Comments

I try to be polite. I will hold the door open if someone is walking behind me, I smile, I say please and thank you and I try to have an aura of politeness floating around me [Read more...]

Praying for Nepal

May 1, 2015 | 17 Comments

On Saturday, I felt something very strange, something I had never felt before. I felt the Earth move. At first I thought I was hallucinating, then minutes later I saw the [Read more...]
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