Category Archives: Simple Living

Four thousand miles

It’s the middle of Sunday afternoon. Four thousand miles away, I’d be in a green park on a sunny summer day. This morning I’d have taken the dogs for a walk with my dad, I’d have chatted to my brother … Continue reading

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A quick note on haircuts

My family holds me infamous for my history of bad haircuts. I’m to blame for misdirected styles that come straight from a Tekken lineup. But hairdressers must share credit for the slanderous photo legacy that I left in my wake. … Continue reading

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Evening milk runs

Part of my daily routine is the milk run to Chachiyawas. I’ve spent all winter buying milk on a daily basis so I can have a glass or two in the morning. I buy one kilogram of milk for Rs … Continue reading

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School Chale Hum (We go to school)

Here’s a video we watched during November workshop that I wanted to share. We watched it at 6am and I remember getting a little emotional – it’s got a feel good factor. The video and song perfectly capture the simplicity … Continue reading

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Hunger

I’ve never been so hungry as I am here. Not now, not before dinner, but all the time. For my slim build – my cravings for meat and my super-metabolism – food here just doesn’t work. Yesterday I visited Mayo … Continue reading

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Our choolaa

It’s bitterly cold in the mornings before sunrise. The desert air is crisp and the ground is damp with dew, and it’s not until 8am that the sun starts to rise above the mountains. We have no hot water in … Continue reading

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