The wonder years

A private memoir records childhood scenes from a bygone era
Roshan Lalkaka

These excerpts from Gift of Love by Roshan Lalkaka are reprinted with permission from her family. After her demise her husband Rear Adm Sarosh Lalkaka (retd) chanced upon two handwritten books, one on her life as the wife of a naval officer and the other of vignettes from her childhood (circa the 1920s) dedicated to her family, which he decided to publish. This is a selection from "Childhood memories.” Cuffe Parade Cuffe Parade road with its row of old colonial style Rococo bungalows, little towers and turrets jutting out from the stone buildings, mostly one-storied, fringed with little gardens and flowering trees,......

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