A ‘non Western immigrant’ – or should I say ‘allochtoon’?

On the gracht

If February thinks its job is to test my relationship with my beloved city, summer confirms our courtship. Short, but sweet enough.

The other day I was in a chat room with some people who I have never met. I typed, ‘its sunny and warm in Amsterdam’. Someone replied immediately, ‘ Oh so you are in the great city’. I asked, ‘and where are you?’ ‘Calcutta’, showed up on my screen. ‘Also a great city’, I typed. ‘Yes and similar’, is what appeared in a jiffy. Then we had to get down to the business of the day. So I never got around to asking him what he meant by ‘similar’.

On the Gracht (Full text)

Picture credit – Param Bedi

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