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Dilli Dilwalon Ki – Delhi Diaries- Part I

“Dilli Dilwalon ki!” (The city of big-hearted people) was one of the earliest phrases that I learned in Hindi. I also distinctly recollect that when I first visited Delhi as a wide-eyed innocent twelve-year old, I had concluded that the oft-quoted … Continue reading

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Jambo Bwana!

Jambo! (Hello!) Karibou (Welcome!) Assante’ Sana (Thank you very much) Hakuna Matata (No Problem!) Kwaheri (Bye!) Astonishing how the five words of Swahili that I learned when I visited Kenya … wait … (has it been over a DECADE ago … Continue reading

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Breaking Down the Doors – “Multiplidentities”

So there she was, standing in front of me, in her green eyes, jet black wavy hair and translucent skin. Clad in a white gypsy skirt and a sheer purple top that had had strings all over, including that of … Continue reading

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