Mann Ka Radio: How My Mother’s Playlist Taught Me to Find My Own Frequency

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Mann Ka Radio: How My Mother’s Playlist Taught Me to Find My Own Frequency

Illustration: Arati Gujar

 

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arly mornings in my house are set to the soundtrack of Hindi music blaring loudly off my mother’s radio. It’s a household tradition that goes back as far as I can remember. Being the early bird that she is, Ma always scurries off the bed, careful not to wake up the rest, before the crackling sound of static announces that she has made her way to the radio set. It’s a part of her routine now, one that has elicited joy, annoyance, resignation, and acceptance from me at different points in my life. But whatever my reaction, sure as the sun rises in the East, Ma will greet every morning with her trusted radio.

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