The other day my neighbor came over to invite us to his father's one year death anniversary. In India, people observe death anniversaries, but usually the first year is marked with a large meal, shared with family and friends.

That special day arrived today in the morning. In India, mornings are busy. Most housewives get up early to do their pujas, their prayers, sweep and clean, make an exhaustively prepared breakfast, iron bathe and dress everyone, eat, send their family off to work and s...


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