What was your childhood like? Any memories?
Muhammad Umar Memon: Nothing much to tell. I was born in Aligarh, the last of my parent's six children. By then all my siblings had left home except one sister who was eight years older. It was a pretty lonely childhood and quite uneventful. I did have some friends. Although I have now returned almost exclusively to reading and writing, I have been interested in a number of things at different times of my life, among them painting, woodworking, macramé, making carved candles, and gardening...(read more)