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Kalpanaa M
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Attempt to unravel this little puzzle “There was a fireplace in the living room. I used to sit in front of it, with Richard, the light flickering on us, and on our glasses, each with its coaster to protect the veneer. Six in the evening, martini time.…

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There it stood. The first thing you saw as you entered our bedroom. A dark wood dresser with old-fashioned knobs and curlicues, a moss green pond of a mirror unable to reflect my face. The period piece from the most depressing era of furniture. Victorian.…

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Reader-write How has being a writer changed your experience as a reader. As I read Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings I noticed that I was enjoying the book at two levels.  I was a child who loves adventure, new stories and new places impatient for…

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You Should “I need a new profile pic for my Facebook,” she said, smiling sweetly and persuasively. “The last one is also one that you took.” There it came again – the request for photos. Politely phrased, and flattering as it was it generated pressure…

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The Ghost of Jaipur Lit Fest past nudges me as the world and her sister heads towards the Jaipur Literature Festival this weekend. So why have I not headed over to Jaipur on Friday evening as soon as school finished? I have things to write, reports to…

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As you can see in the photos taken in the course of our strolling around Binsar the ground is brown and dry, a far call from the lush green that recalls moss and moist coolness which is so much a part of Indian hills. Last summer was drought prone as you…

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Getting to Binsar Ecocamp Happy New Year readers! We’re well into the New Year though and in case you’re wondering where I’ve been (just in case) I was travelling for the New Year. I’ll tell you all about it and share some of the photographs I took. After…

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  Wisdom views Utopian dreams Practically. One knows All lofty hopes Will be tempered with small annoyances. Tiny pinpricks of irritation Are bound to sully my crystal clear imaginings. Reality pinches And that green grass on the other side Needs watering…

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The first lesson I learnt in 2016 Feeling elf consciousness when it comes to being photographed has always been a bit of an unsurmountable problem for me. My youngest daughter is a fabulous photographer (you can find some of her work at…

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“ Got anything salty to go with the drinks?” “Yep Terra Chips.” “ What’s that? Anyway, first tell me – how was your Ladakh trek? Was the food good? I’m such a gourmet – I don’t think I could enjoy a trip eating only beans.” “Ha ha ha – I don’t much like…
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