When I was a schoolboy and was given my own room, I established the Republic of Rumia with myself as sole inhabitant and Supreme Dictator General For Life. Rumia was where my imagination was fertilised, where my toy animals became a reserve forest, where my cars had a highway built for them, and where I was king, rebel, police, pirate...anything I wanted to be. Rumia disappeared when we moved away to a smaller house. It is for me the natural name for my blog.
Some definitions: Do add your own
Dosa: a flat white thing made of rice that makes the eater rather round.
Idlis: fluffy cakes that send South Indians into an ecstatic trance.
Rice: half-centimetre of grain that sustains a billion and a half.