Chanyado means shade in Gujurati. There is no profound reasoning behind the name of the blog, I just love the sound of the word….Chaaaiiyyo. (Plus all the good names were gone!) It reminds me of stretching out under a tree, safe from the hot sun, wriggling your toes in the grass and listening to the leaves rustle above.
I have no idea what the blog is about, but when I find out, I will be sure to tell you. For now it is a place for me to play, and be terribly self-indulgent with my writing, as I wait to grow up into a proper serious writer.
Do drop me a note. Love letters preferred over eviction notices.
Oh yes. My name is Aleya Kassam and I live in Nairobi.