Recently, I went to Portarlington, with my family. Portarlington is about 2 hours’drive away from Melbourne, past Geelong, with a lunch break in-between.
Normally my sister books places we go for family holidays – this time I took the initiative.
It was not too bad – the rooms were a bit small, and there was only one sitting lounge-room – next time I’ll have to do better! But the view was great. We went for a walk by the beach one afternoon, and it was like a breath of fresh air to see the waves crashing on the sand.
It was a great break, on the Grand Final weekend holiday. Now looking forward to the next getaway!
It is a country of contrasts. The poor are very poor, and the rich getting very much richer.
Dress varies from state to state, as does dialect and languages. The food is many and varied, from spicy to sweet and sour.
It is my country of birth. Every time I go back for a visit, the smells and sounds accost me, and a feeling of nostalgia fills me. I love visiting, and seeing my late maternal grandmother’s old house, and visiting relatives that I have there.
It is the land of mysteries untold – of the Vedas, and untold numbers of ancient stories.
I feel proud to have such a heritage, even though I don’t fully understand the most of it, not having had the chance to grow up with it – I left with my parents when I was 2 years old.
I still feel that I carry a part of it with me – and always will. I feel that I have the best of both worlds, being an Indian Australian – and an early childhood spent growing up in Kenya, Africa. I feel very lucky indeed.
It seems a very long time ago. Completing my Engineering degree was the fulfillment of a dream to me – a BE, Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering.
After that I went into the work force. I worked full-time, with some breaks, for a long time. It was what I thought I wanted.
Then I started writing. And this is the most fulfilling of them all – all my professions. I have now quit work – I want to look after myself now – and spend time with my family. And I want to write.
Africa – An Essay
Africa – An Essay – “The ‘flame’ trees that lined the only road from Nairobi city to Jomo Kenyatta airport whizzed by as we drove past. Occasionally, a giraffe or impala stood out in the dusk, silhouetted against the setting sun, and a strange tugging at my heart made me want to stamp my feet and yell out “No! I want to stay! I don’t want to go!” I had a feeling of helplessness, as though precious riches were slipping through my fingers, and I couldn’t do anything at all to stop them. This is an eyewitness account of a life spent growing up in Kenya, East Africa, until the attempted coup in 1983. It is indeed an essay on the times spent there. Sinha writes with fluidity, candor, as well as surprising layers of complexity…”
Inspirational Articles – We are all searching for Peace in our innermost souls. This collection of Articles will hopefully help to bring about the Peace and Love that we, and this world, all want and need. “I believe that the best sort of gain that we can hope for is when we make others happy. To see that sparkle in the eye of that old lady whom you help to cross the road” Sinha writes with fluidity, candour…
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