Category Archives: The India Years

Coconut Christmas

. Tonight I set up the Christmas tree.  It’s a small artificial one since I can’t bring myself to buy one of the firs shipped in to Hawaii from the mainland a good month ahead of the holiday.  I know … Continue reading

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A Christmas Cavadee …

. It was my first Christmas in Canada for over twenty years.   Montreal was predictably cold … even colder than I remembered and the lovely carols from my childhood had been replaced with pop songs in all the malls. … Continue reading

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Two crèches and one God

. As I waded through the morning Email yesterday, weeding out the saccharine “forwards” and marking mail from family and friends to read at leisure later,  a single  subject line snagged my attention. ” U.S. judge denies bid for nativity scene … Continue reading

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Nur Singh … “Same to Same”

.             Sometimes the most profound lessons unfold in unexpected places And sometimes it takes a very long time to realize exactly how important a few simple words can be.   Especially when they’re uttered by a humble man who never sat … Continue reading

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Why I Became a Hindu … Beejee’s Mandir

 “Why did you become a Hindu?”   Sometimes the question arises.   Most often it is unspoken and merely expressed in the form of raised eyebrows as someone processing a document reads what I’ve filled in under “religion”.   And requires no answer.  But … Continue reading

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Crashing Bollywood

. . When I got married over thirty years ago in a lavish Indian wedding,  my new husband and I settled in Bombay.   And I was suddenly propelled into a world so unfamiliar, that sometimes I felt as if I were meandering … Continue reading

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A Gift from the Heart ….

Sometimes a kindness is so touching that it reverberates for years afterwards.  For me, one of these most cherished kindnesses was a single rose, wrapped with a tiny spray of baby’s breath  in a piece of a torn newspaper.  It’s been over twenty years now since I … Continue reading

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