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Tuesday May 17, 2022

Mousumi Banerjee

springtime memories
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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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happiness and sadness
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Mumma’s Bindis (V)

Just like happiness, sadness is also a part of your life, Mumma tells them. So every night Ujaan and Didi tell Mumma their happy part and sad part of the day. One of each kind. Ujaan likes to talk about the happy part first, because most days he doesn’t have a sad part.

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mumma's bindis episode iv
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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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Mumma's Bindi 3-It's Christmas Eve!
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Mumma’s Bindis (III)

Urja and Ujaan are on a baking spree this afternoon with Mumma, sifting the flour, beating the egg yolks, pouring in ladles of oil, and mixing in all sorts of goodies in the form of ripe red strawberries, almond slivers, chocolate chips, and cranberries for a sweet and tangy taste.

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What's in a Dot?
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Mumma’s Bindis (II)

This evening, Didi put phnota on his forehead three times. Ujaan sat in his ashan, next to the ashan on which Mumma’s laptop sat with skype open for the brother who is away.

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Milky way
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Mumma’s Bindis (I)

Momo entered middle school that Fall, but Dadu never came back from that trip to India. The scrapbook that he had started for Ujaan from newspaper and magazine cuttings lay incomplete.

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