If my mother met Marie Kondo

My mother, like the Japanese cleaning expert Marie Kondo, has a passion for tidying and it has left a lasting legacy for me

Marie Kondo reminds me of my mum.

Petite, photogenic Marie, with her perfect hair and business savvy, is nothing like my pleasantly plump, sari-clad, stay-at-home mother. To paraphrase a cliche, Marie and Amma are as different as sushi and curry. What connects them is a passion for tidying up.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 03, 2019, with the headline 'If my mother met Marie Kondo'. Print Edition | Subscribe