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Keeping in touch

It’s been almost two months that we have been back in the States, but my heart is still in India. I got a new haircut, changed my hair color, updated my make-up and wardrobe, and got new glasses (*).  But … Continue reading

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Begging for school fees

This is the time of year when maids and cooks and others come asking for loans or advances on salary for their children’s school fees. The difference between a loan and an advance is that a loan is repaid over … Continue reading

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Let me make a few enemies

Dear neighbor, You said I pay my cook too much. Let me tell you what’s on my mind right now. I don’t pay her “too much”. I pay her whatever I please. And I believe that a hard-working woman who holds … Continue reading

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Where’s the kitchen?

Last night was our first in our new home.  It’s been a cornucopia of emotions!  Sometimes I would look in awe at our garden, with hibiscus, squirrels, palms and unidentified plants.  Yet, in the middle of the night I was … Continue reading

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