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BAND, BAAJA, BOOKS!

BAND, BAAJA, BOOKS!

Celebrate books, music and a travelling bookshop’s fifth birthday with one of India’s best children’s choirs, The Harmony Chorus! Date: Saturday, 7 July 2018 Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm Venue: Hippocampus Children’s Experience Centre (Address: 525, 16th Main, 3rd Block, Koramangala. Phone: 080-25630206) Age-group: Children, adults and everyone else in between Join us for a scintillating medley […]

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GREAT LIVES – VERGHESE KURIEN; THE MILKMAN OF INDIA

GREAT LIVES – VERGHESE KURIEN; THE MILKMAN OF INDIA

THE MIGHT OF MILK Ant-E and Buzz-E are great fans of biographies and were waiting for an opportune moment to showcase this gem of a book from their collection on one of their favourite heroes, Verghese Kurien. And there could have been no better day than today – his 94th birthday! Fondly called the Milkman […]

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, APJ ABDUL KALAM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, APJ ABDUL KALAM

A chance to meet the President of India? Who wouldn’t be excited, especially when the man was none other than Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam! The morning of the meeting, which was going to happen at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, my head was in a tizzy… what would I say, what would I wear, would he ask […]

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CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN

Rwanda was our third choice for a quick weekend trip from Lagos during the Salah holidays, after Ngorongoro and Victoria Falls. Since life is often full of practical decisions, a direct flight to Kigali and an easy e-visa clinched the deal for Rwanda! Once that was out of the way, I was most excited. After […]

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SALIM THE KNIFE-SHARPENER

SALIM THE KNIFE-SHARPENER

Remember the time when the knife-sharpener was a regular in the neighbourhood? What fun it was to watch him announce his presence – folks would call out to him and then haggle about rates; children would follow him everywhere and watch a little too closely as he went about sharpening knives skilfully on his contraption. The sounds the […]

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EDITORAMMA RECOMMENDS ~ #3

EDITORAMMA RECOMMENDS ~ #3

As an editor of children’s magazines for over fifteen years now, I’ve often featured interesting pieces on people who are inspiring and who make us feel like anything can be achieved if we set our minds to it. These features have mostly been done in the form of imaginary diaries, letters, comics and even posters, […]

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EDITORAMMA RECOMMENDS ~ #2

EDITORAMMA RECOMMENDS ~ #2

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it is on my list,” said the writer Susan Sontag. Mine too, but while I am at it,  Siddhartha Sarma’s eclectic, enjoyable book, 103 Journeys, Voyages, Trips and Stuff  has kept me company for some years now. The sort of book that you can read at one go or dip […]

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