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Expressive lemur strikes a chord


It is a rainy day and we are at the zoo. There is a steady downpour. Our shoes make sloshing sounds in the water, throwing back drops of water on our trousers. We walk around, looking at each enclosure. Most … Continue reading

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Scratches on the table


I sit on the dining table, working on my laptop. I absently run my hand on the surface of the table, and realize that the surface has become rough and filled with scratches – the result of Bayblades tested on … Continue reading

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A good book


I have not been myself this week. My mind has been sucked into the pages of an ‘unputdownable’ book. This week, I live my normal life like an automaton. My brain, my attention and my senses have all been hijacked … Continue reading

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The good old newspaper


Every morning, at around 5.30 am, the newspaper man drops the newspaper at our doorstep, with a gentle thud. In this age of ‘digital everything’, many people I know have stopped buying newspapers. They prefer news apps on their phones. … Continue reading

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A bookworm’s journey


I remember some of the first books I read as a child. I must have been six or seven, when I got two books of the pop-up variety – one was Cinderella and the other was Snow White & the … Continue reading

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Bliss stop


I stand transfixed, like I do each time I am here. I am in one of my favourite bookstores, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of books. After a mean cup of coffee, a book store is the second best ‘bliss … Continue reading

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Letter mirrors


A few years ago, when my Dad passed away, and my mom was clearing out some old stuff, she chanced upon a bundle of letters that I had written to my parents, when I was in my twenties and  working … Continue reading

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Bookworm silence….


Last night, both my children were reading, and when I asked them to go to bed, they pleaded repeatedly to be allowed more time to finish their books. Being a bookworm myself, I could not deny them that pleasure, so … Continue reading

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What is happiness?


What is happiness? Happiness is anything that gives you joy and peace. Happiness is inside each one of us and all around us in simple, everyday things… To me, happiness is…. ….watching a little puppy prancing around and greeting its … Continue reading

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From a bookworm


I am a bookworm. If I could, I would spend all my time with books, yellowed or frayed, dog-eared or shiny and new, from the library or from the bookstore. I could snuggle inside a book all day and feel … Continue reading

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