Waiting at DC airport, I called up mom to let her know we have reached US safely. I was expecting her to talk about all the fun we had while I was there – all the trips – or maybe give an update about my dad or might be even ask about my flights.
The first thing she said in a remorseful voice moment I said “Hello”, was “Issshhh! chholar daal khaona holo na ebar”. (She forgot to cook a particular dish for me!!!)
Not sure of all moms – certainly all Bengali moms think that way!!
There is a snippet from an old Bengali poem which is very appropriate..
“….. hey mugdho jononi
Rekhecho Bangali korey; manush koroni” !!!!
But I am sure I speak for all Bengalis when I say we will not have it any other way!!!