The fruits of monsoon

The fruits that we eat in the monsoon keep slipping out of my memory. A few days ago I paged through all the photos that I had taken in July for the last fifteen years, and kept coming on photos of peaches, plums, apricots, and cherries sitting on our table at home. In my mind they are fruits that I would buy in late spring and early summer in Europe. “Hmm,” I told The Family, “I suppose there’s no chance that our bhajiwala will have them.” Yes, he didn’t. But The Family is resourceful. She got someone to deliver them from Crawford market.

For a couple of days we had a delicious bunch of peaches and cherries. The peaches were not as good to look at as they were to eat, so I decided to go with an earlier photo. The cherries were superb looking. My phone camera loved them as much as I did. There was a whole range of colours, from the yellow, through a tomato red to the dark cherry red. But they were all sweet and flavourful.

Author: I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.

12 thoughts on “The fruits of monsoon”

  1. This is indeed the worst year for someone who thrives on fruit like me. I stay far from a main market area and the local vendors here bring only the usual suspects which are sure shot sellers – banana, apple, papaya and melons. I could lay my hands on only four varieties of mangoes this season, did not even see litchis and have diminishing hopes of eating cherries, apricot, plum and peaches! Go corona it certainly wasn’t, but go fruit it managed!

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      1. I’ve given up on buying jamun several years back when the cost got over inflated as it became known that diabetics coveted the fruit! Now I only have jamun whenever I come across a tree on forest trails, or even in our Aarey.

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