A favourite blog of mine, which I love to visit, is “Reluctant Memsahib” on Wordpress. This is a blog written on life in Africa, by a woman of British origin. She seems to be somewhere near Kenya I suppose, although I can’t be sure as my knowledge of African geography is nowhere near as good as it should be. I first visited this blog because of the word ‘memsahib’ in the name. I was intrigued. “Memsahib” is an Indian word, you see. Maybe Pakistani and Bangladeshi too. By my understanding, It was a label given by servants to the wife of any high official during the Raj, meaning the time when the British ruled the sub-continent, which consisted of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Most of these officials were British, as the Indian Civil Service was not open to officers of Indian origin until very late in the day for some insane reason.