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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 […]

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“YE RE YE RE KOLABA…”

Childhood stories are amazing, especially when grandmothers narrate them. Let me take you back in time to my childhood, which means stepping into a rambling old house that belonged to […]

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EDITORAMMA RECOMMENDS ~ #4

EDITORAMMA RECOMMENDS ~ #4

The only special need that any child has (or any adult, for that matter) is to be loved and accepted just the way they are. And, if there’s a children’s […]

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THE VIP WITH A ROSE

THE VIP WITH A ROSE

As the nation celebrates Children’s Day today, I remember a story of the VIP with a rose. Yes, a very special person in our hearts even today, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Five […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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MAHATMA ON MY MIND

This was Bookalore’s theme for the event at the Butterfly Talent Academy. The programme got off to a smooth start as things usually do for us at this venue. We […]

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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 […]

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BOOKALORE AT BTA

An outing at Butterfly Talent Academy (BTA) definitely brings back some fantastic memories for the travelling children’s bookshop. On the morning of 7 December 2013, we were there bright and […]

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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 […]

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WORLD WILDLIFE WEEK

WORLD WILDLIFE WEEK

The well-known naturalist Sir David Attenborough receives hundreds of letters a week from fans of his wonderful wildlife programmes, but he particularly loves those he gets from kids. “There is […]

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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, […]

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