John with his pumpkin

His eyes opened at 4.30 in the morning, as they had for all of the 45 summers that had passed, just about an hour or so before dawn. When he moved here 45 years ago, this neighborhood was different, quieter. It had more trees. The summer wasn’t so scathing. One could feel the ancestors still …

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Living Memories: a story from Lokitaung, Kenya

Today, I want to share with you one story. From Lokitaung. There used to be a prison there during the colonial era. After independence it has had little relevance in people’s lives. A few years ago, I happened to be there, and I met an extraordinary man, who told me this story. I heard this …

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Kenya Airways: Perfecting the cattle class feel

My latest trip to Seoul, Korea was an enchanting one, filled with some very new experiences for me and I will write about those separately. On this post, I wanted to take the time to catalogue my flight experience which was remarkable in itself. I had a KQ ticket to Seoul and back – economy, …

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