This time it is a vacation. We are off to the land of Momos and Lamas. Will share the experience when I am back
We are also going to Kolkata, my summer home, for all the memorable, growing-up years.
It’s a city I have avoided for almost a decade-because for me, it was my grandparents’ home. Now they are no more, and even that home is not there anymore. I just didn’t feel like going back to the changed city.
Yet there was a lot to go back for. A big part of the family, who’ve always been a part of me. A bit of the heritage our children need to know of course, a whole lot of memories---the rolls and mogali porota at gariahat, the tram-n-metro rides to esplanade, shopping for junk jewellery in new market, alu-dom at the lake, spicy chinese in Tangra, and our all-night aadda sessions.
Can we go back in time to all of those?
I know we can’t.
I just hope we are able to build new bond and shore up new memories to bring back with us.