Elders and Welders

The other morning I greeted my mother-in-law by the cowshed - it was a lovely morning, sunny, bright, clear, and she was holding a long-handled brass ladle, gleaming with ghee. I asked her why she was thus armed and she explained that the cow wasn't giving any milk and didn't want to get up so … Continue reading Elders and Welders

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The Punjabis

The Forest Road (aka '00') For a year or so in the late 80s, I was officially in charge of the library at the Ministry of Defence Language Institute in Kuwait where I had the job title of AVA Officer. AVA stood for Audio-Visual Aids and the incumbent was rather unfairly referred to as Ava … Continue reading The Punjabis