My Uncle Salim

  Our house in Minnesota had lots of visitors. Papa had nine brothers and sisters who had settled in America and one or more of […]

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Mamaji’s Letters

Chandigarh, India circa 1960 A few years ago, I got a wonderful gift from one of Mamaji’s oldest friends, Gloria. She had saved a packet […]

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Happy Father’s Day

Punjab, India circa 1957 One of our favorite games was to watch Papa when he exercised. He would stand on his hands for long periods […]

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My wonderful Uncle and Aunt

Minneapolis, Minnesota December 30, 1967 I first met my Maureen Chachi during our annual trip to the Minnesota State Fair in 1967. She was sitting […]

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Saris and Swimsuits

Grayslake, Illinois circa 1951 Sometimes the best experiences are the ones that challenge our everyday world. My parents were never hesitant about new opportunities. About […]

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Family Stories

(A page from my mother’s photo album) While I was writing my memoir, Mamaji, I began the task of chronicling old family stories in order […]

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Graduation Day

Lahore, 1942  Graduations are both endings and beginings. This May, thousands of students will graduate from college. Some will find employment. Others will enter graduate […]

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Things That Make No Sense

Before getting into my post, I feel I should explain why I have been so silent for the past six months. In January, I began […]

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