City Series – Lakshmi Padmanabhan in Chennai, We the Isolationists (209th Corona Diary)
Our corona diary.
[Text and photo by Lakshmi Padmanabhan]
I close my eyes in self-isolation from corona… and I see the food that amma makes from the kitchen through their fragrances. The smell of urad dal being roasted, I wonder if it’s anything I like or this time too she picked something that dad likes. I smell cashews and jaggery on festivals and on other days, it’s simple hing and curry leaves that spread around the house. Would I ever be able to bring these exact aromas when I cook too?
“We the Isolationists” series urges folks from any part of the world to share a brief diary starting with “I close my eyes in my self-isolation from Corona… and I see…” Not more than 100 words. With a horizontal-sized selfie, along with your city name… please mail to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.