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Moushumi Chakrabarty
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Author, & Blogger at http://mysilveryears.com/
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Always, always Morocco! My husband and I had added this North African country to our travel wishlist many years ago. Somehow it was never the right time. The Gods took pity on us finally, the stars aligned, and this October we finally boarded the flight…
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Again and again, through various media available to us in the digital age, we hear about ‘cultural appropriation’. We notice how some people get really hot and bothered about it, sitting on the exact opposite bench to those who are less bothered, and more…
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Lately, I heard the words ‘food heritage’, and found myself becoming inordinately hopeful. To me, it promises a stable, common-sense approach towards living life sustainably, feeding yourself comfortably while not being bamboozled into following fads and…
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They call it a fancy name these days – ‘multi generational living’, when it is actually just your ageing parents moving in with you. As adult children with families of our own, sometimes we are torn between a desire to help parents in their old age, and…
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  I’ll bet you can’t think of how I spent my Friday evening. It was the most fun I’ve had in a while. Now, I know you must be picturing certain scenarios – The Big Guy decides to surprise me with a romantic dinner, complete with roses and copious amounts…
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After the party, it turned stormy. Through the single window, I watched blackened clouds coalescing in the streaked sky like conspirators ready to make their hit at long last. I was exhausted, absolutely squeezed of all feeling. Numbly, I let my eyes roam…
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When you think of Little Rock, Arkansas, it’s likely that the first thing that pops up in your mind is ‘Bill Clinton’. Not surprising when you consider that LR was where the former President of the United States was born, and grew up. In fact, both Bill…
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Silver   Prodip was surreptitiously watching Milu. The crow on the sill was watching them both. Milu crooned some words in a language that only she could understand. Or perhaps her mother Ashima. Her curls bounced and a toothless grin spread across her…
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I’m really upset with a certain President these days. I suspect I’m in distinguished company – bin Laden, secretive robed men in street corners of the Middle East et al. Though I don’t wish to align myself with any groups or affiliations, I will say one…
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Home means different things to different people. Sometimes it defies its ‘usual’ parameters to encompass other realities. At other times, it contains within its syllables a comfortable and soothing environment which we generally associate with its…
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