Birding with the kids (#LookUpAtTheSky Day)

This morning I woke well before dawn. The streets were quiet, an occasional trio of motorcyclists zooming past in tandem, having a 5 am chat. (Tourists, I said to myself.) The house felt asleep as I walked through the dark corridors, solar lamp in hand. Clean teeth, Coffee, hurried breakfast of buttered poee and cheese. […]

Taking children to concerts

With M turning four earlier this year, Mr. R thought it was the right time to introduce him to the magic of live concerts. Of course, we are not idiots, and are familiar with children making complete nuisances of themselves disturbing other patrons in auditoriums and causing great embarrassment to their parents. M, of course, […]

One Billion Rising – are you?

It was late. The clock had fast-forwarded way past M’s bed-time and here he was, still tossing and turning. It was then that I noticed the boom-boom seeping through the old Dutch doors and its vintage, fragile glass right into the pillow. The vibrations echoed in my ear as I fought my rising anger. I […]

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Walking through green fields in Goa

Yesterday, we took a walk through the green fields of Taleigaon to learn how rice grows. Organised by Bookworm Goa, the walk was led by Yogita Mehra of Green Essentials. Yogita first explained the fascinating process of how rice grows – from seed to polished rice. We then went to a nearby field, rolled up […]

Bonny’s (under the Zuari bridge)

The Zuari bridge is one of the loveliest sights in Goa. The old yellow and white bridge spans over the river, carrying vehicles and trains on two bridges. The spectacular beauty of Goa is clearly evident as you gaze at the choppy waters, the green hills of Vasco and beyond and the ships bobbing on […]

It’s today: World Busk at Literati, Calangute

It’s today! Join us at Literati Bookshop, Calangute (5.30 pm onwards) for our 3rd year at WorldBusk. There will be lots of children with violins (kids from our project + other children), singing, and even one of Goa’s best known bands! And as with most of our busking events, there are sure to be some […]

World Book Day & libraries in Panjim

Today is World Book and Copyright Day.  Why today? 23 April is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date in 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, […]

Summer is here

A whole bunch of incredibly juicy cashews waiting to be feasted upon, in our kitchen.

Goa – Vote for Kindness today

  Good morning , Goa. Wake up. Smell the coffee. Then go out and vote with kindness, for kindness. Boot out the old, the corrupt, the fake, the criminal. Bring in the new, the optimists, the hopeful. Listen to your conscience. Ignore that little cash incentive you took last week (or last night). Vote mindfully […]


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