Arriving in India for the first time, I was offered a ‘masala lemonade’.  What an odd combination of spicy, bitter and sweet, I thought, something I had never seen before in Europe, but somehow upon tasting, worked.

I perused life in India in that first ever week how one may observe a kids science experiment – intrigued at all the colours, smells and sounds, but warily keeping a safe distance!

Temples sang, rickshaws buzzed, sari’s swirled.

My heart began to crack open.

As my time developed, I remembered back to that lemonade, and I realised that the vast array of life on show here in India, is directly reminiscent of that drink combination, and the reality for each one of us, sweet… and spicy.