Our Town with the Whole of India! (By Daljit Nagra)
Our town in England with the whole of India sundering
out of its temples, mandirs and mosques for the customised
streets. Our parade, clad in cloak-orange with banners
and tridents, chanting from station to station for Vaisakhi
over Easter. Our full-moon madness for Eidh with free
pavement tandooris and legless dancing to boostered
cars. Our Guy Fawkes' Diwali - a kingdom of rockets
for the Odysseus-trials of Rama who arrowed the jungle
foe to re-palace the Penelope-faith of his Sita.
Our Sunrise Radio with its lip sync of Bollywood lovers
pumping through the rows of emporium cubby holes
whilst bhangra beats slam where the hagglers roar
at the pulled-up-back-of-the-lorry cut-price stalls.
Sitar shimmerings drip down the furbishly columned
gold store. Askance is the peaceful Pizza Hut...
A Somali cab joint, been there for ever, with smiley
guitar licks where reggae played before Caribbeans
disappeared, where years before Teddy Boys jived.
Our cafes with the brickwork trays of saffron sweets,
brass woks frying flamingo-pink-syrup-tunnelled
jalebis networking crustily into their familied clumps.
Reveries of inscence scent the beefless counter where
bloodied men sling out skinned legs and breasts
into thin bags topped with the proof of giblets.
Stepped road displays - chock-full of ripe karela,
okra, aubergine - sunshined with mango, pineapple,
lychee. Factory walkers prayer-toss the river of
sponging swans with chapattis. A posse brightens
on park-shots of Bacardi - waxing for the bronze
eyeful of girls. The girls slim their skirts after college
blowing dreams into pink bubble gum at neck-
descending and tight-neck sari-mannequins. Their grannies
point for poled yards of silk for own-made styles.
The mother of the runaway daughter, in the marriage
bureau, weeps over the plush-back catalogues glossed
with tuxedo-boys from the whole of our India!
Daljit Nagra is an Indian living in London. He currently teaches English at Jewish Free School, Kenton. He writes about both London and India. He compares India to his now hometown London.
Para 1- City has many temples and religious places of Hindu, Sikh, Muslims, etc. Hindu and Sikh parade for their festival of Vaisakhi near you Easter holidays, while at certain full-moons there are parties for Muslims for Eidh. At end of October or start of November we celebrate Diwali (Hindu festival of lights) with fireworks that light up the sky. Diwali commemorates the return of Lord Rama, along with Sita and Lakshmana, from his 14-year-long exile and vanquishing the demon-king Ravana. In joyous celebration of the return of their king, the people of Ayodhya, the Capital of Rama, illuminated the kingdom with earthen diyas and by bursting firecrackers.
Para 2- The poet says that the Radio beats with the Bollywood (Indian Films) Music, and every house and car rocks with Bangra Dhols (Another popular form of music of North India, mainly Punjab). the gold stores shimmer with Sitar music (A traditional Indian instrument). Indian food restaurant is their Pizza Hut. The Somali joints and other restaurants are still there from the years before they were liberated.
Para 3- Our cafes are with saffron sweets in shape of bricks and jalebis that look like pink tunneled syrup, counters with bees all over to taste the sweets, where fat men sling out their huge arms to fetch money from very small wallets may be small sling bags.Roadside display of fruits and vegetables to attract customers. while nearby factory worker feed Indian bread to ducks. Girls shortening their skirts and others wearing tight neck but open back blouses to look more attractive. While mothers are always in marriage bureau to find suitable match of Indian boy from India for her daughter.
In short he is describing how London much the same as India. And how whole of India lives there.
I wasn't pregnant in the dream and what's weird is I had a baby a couple months ago. My breast was pouring out milk, I felt the hotness . . . it was so real! I'm a single mom, could that mean anything? I also don't have my baby at the moment, but am getting him soon. Please help! And please don't respond with "dreams mean nothing" because to me, they do. Thanks!
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