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A perfect day in Provence Part II

A perfect day in Provence II. May 21 Spent the day in Aix en Provence, a place I had visited twenty five years ago when a small group of us from different countries had met in one of the University … Continue reading

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Visit to Provence (Contd)

Ksheerabdi Krishna works for a company in the US and is deputed here in France to work for the European counterpart. The family has been here five years and expect a transfer back to the US at the end the … Continue reading

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Visit to Provence Part I

Visit to Provence Part I It was a hastily planned trip, but could not have been a more perfect or idyllic trip, even though the departure from Delhi was chaotic. I was busy until 4 pm with school related work, … Continue reading

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THE MARCH OF THE PENGUINS

THE MARCH OF THE PENGUINS A Day in Court The island was crowded as the Penguins gathered for their meeting. The leader of the group slowly waddled up to the ice mound and raised himself, his flippers glistening. All the … Continue reading

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The Mysterious X Factor

Julian Crandall Hollick, author and broadcaster, has made several trips to India. His radio broadcasts on Public Broadcasting Service in Boston have been popular for many years with listeners in the US.. Four or five years ago he came to … Continue reading

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A WOMAN OF NO CONSEQUENCE

           A WOMAN OF NO CONSEQUENCE Tulsi-mai stepped out into the hot dusty air and turned to walk down the main street of the village. The uneven stones of the unpaved road were hot to her feet as she walked … Continue reading

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MEMORIES HAVE WINGS

MEMORIES HAVE WINGS It was September 1940. There was an air of festivity in the big house on Harris Road, Madras, where the family had gathered for a reunion. It was  a special treat for the children, Kanaka aged nine … Continue reading

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A rare star

It is but rarely that one meets an individual who transcends all geographic boundaries and is known not as a citizen of any country but as a humanist who fought tirelessly for social justice and for the rights of all … Continue reading

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VILLAGE VISIT

My true education started when I became a teacher, and I discovered my ignorance.  Fortunately I was not assigned the task of teaching a roomful of children their prescribed lessons from a prescribed syllabus. My first job in 1969 was … Continue reading

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Udai Pareek, a friend and mentor

Udai Pareek, a Friend and Mentor It was a balmy day in February 2010. We were enjoying the beautiful ambience of the ECC campus in Whitefield, its tall trees and birdsong  were a welcome oasis amidst the noise and bustle … Continue reading

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