I discovered Hindi film songs as a teenager during the early 1980s when Channel 4 began screening a Bollywood season; a film a week around 2am on a Friday or a Saturday night.
Every week, when my maternal grandmother completed an entire recitation of the Qur’an, she petitioned that the reward for her effort be passed to her deceased forefathers.
I always thought mum would want to be buried in Pakistan. I understood the appeal of being buried in one’s ancestral graveyard. There’s a romance in being laid to rest in the company of your loved ones.