Diwali-cleaning has begun: Anand Mahindra does 'Konmari', stumbles upon mother's scrapbook
His mother's scrapbook included various newspaper clippings from late '60s.
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The newspaper clipping reported how five Indians along with their American friends were heading to a beach for a picnic. Only to be turned away from not one, but two beaches. They were told that no coloured or Asian people were allowed on the beaches. Mahindra added that this happened “not that long ago.”
In the middle of a Marie Kondo-style cleaning out of old ‘stuff’ in my house I stumbled onto #MyMothersScrapbook wi… https://t.co/OQKy1zXTyM— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) 1571316146000
On a happier note, Mahindra also found another newspaper clipping that his mother had saved. A fun article that reported how crowds of people turned up to watch Hatayogi Laxman walk on water. The article said the yogi failed to pull it off and fell straight into the water. Mahindra tweeted, “Incredible that so many eminent people actually showed up in the belief that he would walk on water! Well, maybe not that incredible.” He added that this would have made it big on social media even today, tweeting“ Today, it would be a highly instagrammable event & would probably draw large crowds as well!”
Another jewel from #MyMothersScrapbook Incredible that so many eminent people actually showed up in the belief that… https://t.co/hLIb5CqgnM— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) 1571371947000
Who is Marie Kondo?
Marie Kondo, also known as Konmari, is a Japanese organising consultant and author who has gained popularity thanks to her books and show on how to declutter and and tidy up your life. She says we should get rid of things that don’t spark joy. Her books have sold millions of copies and have been translated from Japanese into several languages. Her other fans include comedian Hasan Minaj, Ellen DeGeneres and Jennifer Garner among others.