Tag Archives: Childhood

#ThrowbackThursday : Running free

Another post in my monthly Throwback Thursday series — the re-publication of my personal favorite posts. Happy Memories, Part 1 I like to tell people my earliest memory is from when I was three or four. It features two little … Continue reading

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#WordlessWednesday : Raising Children

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Nostalgia

I am visiting my parents in Calcutta, the city in which I grew up. Once again, like every time I come back here, I am filled with a sense of loss, a sense of longing for what can never be … Continue reading

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Happy Memories, Part 4

The first time I saw snow, I was 22 years old.  I grew up in a tropical country on a diet of English stories. I read about making snowmen and snow angels, about snowball fights, about snowstorms that blocked roads, … Continue reading

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Happy Memories, Part 2

It was the summer vacation of third grade, and I was out with my friends. Our mothers were safely at home, relieved that we had chosen to take our shrieking play outdoors. Running down the sun-warmed streets, little feet flapping … Continue reading

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Happy Memories, Part 1

I like to tell people my earliest memory is from when I was three or four. It features two little homeless children, about the same size as me, on a garbage dump. They were fighting feral dogs for a few … Continue reading

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