Lessons in humility

Growing up, we were fortunate to be a part of the Indian “middle” class.  I am not sure of the socio-economic definition that would have applied at the time, but in lifestyle terms it meant we had a decent home, basic amenities like a fridge and a car (television had not yet arrived), house help …

Summertime

Living in Canada, we are fortunate to enjoy our four distinct seasons.  But irrespective of personal preferences most people exclaim, “Oh, I love the Fall/Spring/Winter but can’t wait for summer, the hotter the better!” Indian summers are different.  As children, we were prohibited from playing outdoors until the sun went down and the “loo” (hot …