Why I adore Swami Vivekananda

It started early - at an age when one was yet to learn reading. In those halcyon days children were not sent to school till they were old enough to join Grade I. In that golden period of life for us it was mostly playing, and maybe a bit of learning and memorising Bengali rhymes.... Continue Reading →

Croatia : My Favourite Team Today

In August 2010, when I told my relatives, and friends outside the Ministry of External Affairs,  that I had been transferred to Zagreb, many of them had no clue either about that city, or the country of which it is the capital. In fact, Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was better known to... Continue Reading →

A Toast to Spring in Delhi

It is a couple of weeks now that winter has said good-bye to Delhi.  The weather has turned balmy. There still is a hint of chill in the early mornings and late evenings, though the mid day heat is an indicator of the days ahead. It is that time of the year "when the dainty... Continue Reading →

A Tribute to “The Teacher”

When I think of the grand manner in which 5th September, the Teachers' Day is celebrated now, I feel sad for the teachers in our school days.  Back then,  beyond a hand-made card there was little more that we could give our teachers on this day to express our love and respect for them.  Teachers'... Continue Reading →

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