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Monthly Archives: June 2012

World Refugee Day

Imagine getting off a plane, suitcases weighed down with whatever belongings you managed to salvage. The signs are in a script you know vaguely, and the faces blur past. You’re bustled to a hotel, given colourful bills and instructions for procedures about healthcare and housing. Within a week, you sit on brand new furniture someone … Continue reading »

Categories: family, injustice, international, life, poverty | 2 Comments

Breakfast, India Style

During her stay with Varun and I the past few days, Varun’s mom made us lots of tasty Indian food. Apparently our smoke detector does not like Indian food, so it spent a lot of time under a pile of blankets. Meanwhile, Varun and I feasted on daal, parantha, mutter paneer and fancy rice, pilau. … Continue reading »

Categories: family, food, india, indian food | 1 Comment

How The Other Half Lives

Sent to me by my dear Indian cousin, this article provides encouraging and troubling insight into the situation of women around the world. Journalists, health care professionals, academics and policymakers were asked to rankĀ  G20 countries in terms of the experience of women. The results are interesting: Canada ranked 1st. The U.S. ranked 6th. And … Continue reading »

Categories: india, injustice, love | 1 Comment

Not So Subtle…

Last summer, I got an email from the resort where Varun and I stayed for our honeymoon. Along with Facebook, this email was reminding me to spend time with my husband. Um…Thanks…? Fairly innocuous. Or so you think. But this week, I got another email: Whoooooa, Nelly. Are you seeing what I’m seeing?! They invited … Continue reading »

Categories: awkward, family, hilarious, kids, wedding | 4 Comments

Stop Reading This and Go Watch Downton Abbey

Remember when I mentioned that you should probably take up watching Downton Abbey? Well, for those of you who remain unconvinced, here’s a whole post to that same effect. I first heard of DA from my older sister. Who emailed me about once a week telling me there’s this TV series that I HAVETOSEERIGHTAWAY. You’ll … Continue reading »

Categories: family, hilarious | 2 Comments