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A Vegetable and a Sliver of a Memory


Seemebadhnekaayi curry with rasam rice was one of my favorite dishes as a long-braided teenager growing up in India. The squishy sweetness of the vegetable, a member of the squash family, gelled blissfully with the tangy spiciness of the rasam, a gravy-type dish usually eaten with rice. The curry was also blessed with the virtue of versatility — it…


The Beginning of the End of Innocence


We heard the cow mooing angrily and galloping down the dusty path long before we saw it. A hysterical female voice shrieked at us to get out of the way. Our heads flung around wildly, trying to locate which direction the cow was coming from, as we ran helter-skelter away from the dust cloud.

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Postcards from a Bygone Life

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