Pia Ghosh Roy is a writer and artist. Her short stories have appeared in journals in the UK and the US. She regularly writes and photographs for Peppercorns In My Pocket, her personal blog on food, life and the stories in between.
Pia grew up in India, before immigrating to the UK. She now lives in Cambridge with her husband and young daughter. She has worked in advertising as a copywriter for many years in Calcutta, Mumbai, Bangalore and London.
At home, we have cereals, milk and fruit for breakfast every day. But never on a Saturday. Or on a Sunday. It just doesn't feel right. Everything about the weekend needs to be different. Less rushed. Less ordinary.
Christians pray for their daily bread, the Bengali Hindus pray for their daily fish and weekly mutton, I tell him. Meat is a part of religious festivals like Kali Puja. Choosing a vegetarian dish from a restaurant menu (which I often do) would bring clucks of concern from my Bengali friends and family back in Kolkata. Am I ill? Is it cholesterol (a fond topic)? Have I been warned by a doctor with dire consequences?