Monthly Archives: February 2017

Out of the mouths of babes (or those who teach them) – a life lesson from kindergarten

Tidy up time! Tidy up time! When the children were in kindergarten and preschool their teachers used to call this out about fifteen minutes before home time. The quick ones put their own toys, glue, soft edged scissors, books etc. … Continue reading

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Work in progress: how writing can calm my mind.

This is on my mind: “Today was going to be different in the house on the corner of the crossroads opposite the markets and a few feet away from one of South Calcutta’s busiest nursing homes. It had held on … Continue reading

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Aranyak: Jugal Prasad, the plantsman

I came across an unusual person one afternoon by the banks of the lake known as Saraswati Kundi. I was riding slowly past its edge on my way back from the survey camp one day when I saw a man … Continue reading

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