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My uncomfortable experience in Kuala Lumpur

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That day in Kuala Lumpur (KL) had started with a quick trip to visit the Murugan temple enshrined in the age-old Batu caves situated on the outskirts of the city. Obviously,  I had applied the kumkum from the temple on my forehead, as most Hindus would naturally do. The Batu caves trip ended in under 4 hours and we had the entire afternoon to us at our leisure. So,we decided to do what's best to do in KL - shopping! We proceeded to explore the Central Market which is a sort of an air-conditioned heritage arcade with shops selling everything artisanal under the sun. They have different sections where they sell goods from all over the world including from our very own India :) There was one such open shop  (without any name or board anywhere. It was more of a display of wares rather than a shop) where the wooden handicrafts looked quite familiar and I was unable to place it. The shopkeeper was not around and so we patiently waited for him to be back so as to enquire about the pr

The annual ritual of covering school books...

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Disclaimer: This is not a travel-related or a food-related post. However, I wanted to pen down my thoughts on this fun chore, for moms like me. It’s that time of the year when you find yourself amongst a lot of school books; text books, note books, work books, almanacs; all waiting to get covered. It is a big task in my house as it is time consuming and I am the only one in my house who can cover these books. I can gladly pass on the task to my dad whenever he is visiting, but this summer he is not and so the onus is on me.   I have never seen my husband coming forward to do this and I too am not keen on he doing it in a messy way ;) During my school days, I still remember, my dad used to get this chore done and seriously, what a perfectionist he was! Rolls of brown paper used to adorn our living room. He used to sit on the floor with all the paraphernalia including a pair of scissors , labels and glue and go on tirelessly. I and my brother used to bring all our school books a