Archive for November, 2009

Kayayo girl

Laboring to meet ends meet and yet – they don’t

the long hours miles of walking
a small rest and then back on your feet

as the shadows grow long, so does her face
for she knows tomorrow is again one such long tiring day..

tonight it will be a 10 by 10 room
but someday she will fulfill her life’s dream

Inspired by: Traveling with Ghana’s Kayayo Girls

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Blast from the past – Lunch rendevous and some

Yesterday , yesteryears.
The topic of our lunch table varies depending on what has happened in office, how rushed we are and who is at the table. One afternoon we were discusssing most liked cartoon characters.. and this led to a oh do you remember that show session.. which then moved further back to the days when Door-darshan reigned supreme…
What was it about the 80’s that was so endearning.. the whole package included the illustrated weekly on sunday’s.. halo shampoo.. readers’ digest with garden silk adverts.. old landline telephones that you dial with a resonating whirr.. the yellow fiat padmini, Dimple Kapadia endorsing a hair soap .. (like anyone ever used that) , target comics, and then the nineties..
the advent of sony and along with it television serials, dekh bhai dekh, sushmita crowned miss universe, the anticipation of waiting for ‘the world this week’ on friday night .. nostaligia or what ?
For some of us these formative years have been truly enjoyable and i don’t think i could have it any differently , except maybe if it were the sixties .. 🙂

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