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Haze

This month, perhaps for the very first time, I was not looking forward to returning to Singapore from a trip. After days or weeks of energetic and exhausting travel, I am always glad to set foot in the train (MRT) station at the airport and experience the familiar comforts of Singapore. This time I was not looking forward to the gloom enveloping Singapore: the trans-national haze from Indonesia, courtesy of people there who burn forests (no kidding!). Other people have expressed similar thoughts […]

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Travelling home

I landed at Kochi, Kerala, India at about 12:30 AM from Singapore. My parents picked me up and took me home. ‘Home’ was a town called Potta about thirty kilometres north of the airport. It seemed dead at 1:30 when we arrived. There are no lamp-posts from the main road to our house. We drove through the dark, narrow road through which two vehicles could not pass simultaneously. The house is a hideous, two-storey monstrosity with a covered terrace at the top. It is quite comfortable […]