I remember well my first pair of jimkis. Gold they were, set with a blue stone. When I was allowed to wear them, which was not often because they were too heavy for my still tender earlobes, I remember shaking my head just to feel the weight of the bell shaped danglers oscillate to and fro.
Much later did I learn they were also called jhumkas, and that they were the favourite of a Mughal Empress. That nothing complements Indian clothes as well as jimkis do.
In my life, I’ve owned dozens of pairs of jimkis; and loved them all.
There are words, and there are words. Some words can be easily translated, others need to be described. In April, I’ll attempt to capture the Soul of 26 'Indian' words in a drabble of exactly 100 words.