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Friday August 12, 2022

childhood memories

springtime memories
Diaspora

Mumma’s Bindis (VI)

Spring is finally here! Time to get the deck furniture out, fill up the birdfeeder, run outside to catch the dandelions and smell the fresh air. As Didi was helping Mumma clean the deck chairs, Ujaan poured yellow, white, and brown seeds into the birdfeeder with his little hands.

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mumma's bindis episode iv
Diaspora

Mumma’s Bindis (IV)

Their party of nine was quite an interesting bunch. Didan was the eldest member of the team. She was eighty-one, and Ujaan the youngest member barely “onety-one”!

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nostalgia of old houses
Chronicles

Home is Where the Soul Lives

I would often wander through the open front door and stand in the hollow rooms and gaze at the stains on the whitewashed walls where photo-frames of family portraits once hung.

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the smell of moist earth triggers memories
Chronicles

Déjà vu

For every individual, a scent and the memories it conjures is a unique story to tell. For many residents who have lived long enough in Kolkata and the city is ingrained deep within their soul, this experience is probably shared.

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