The Migrant Plate

As a second generation Indian Citizen in the Gulf, with a substantial part of my life also lived in SE Asia, one tries to manufacture myths in the head such as Global Citizen, NRI, Passport Country, Migrant among a slew of vocabulary which one tries to mask the frailties of everyday experiences and also to play the NRI card.

The reality is however residing in what we eat everyday. My faux Bihari Baba is from Birbhum in Bengal and I too grew up eating DBC and posto on my plate in Muscat and Mumbai.

Is manufacturing difference so important when we live and work overseas? Or is the meal at home the true reflection of us (I love my Hummus and Dumpling Noodle Soup as well).