I have to memorise a poem for my pedagogy course next week, and when I was thinking of which one to choose (cannot be a children’s poem, and had to be more than 10 lines), I couldn’t think of any better than this sonnet by Simon Armitage, not a children’s poem, obviously more than 10...

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  • 9 February 2007

New theme on my blog is now making me look very lazy. For, the dateline says “Posted … days/weeks/months ago” instead of just showing the date posted. I mean it doesn’t let others do the maths, which I’m sure most of us won’t. I don’t necessarily look at the date when reading blog posts from...

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  • 27 January 2007

हर एक बात पे कहते हो तुम के “तु क्या है”? तुम्हीं कहो के ये अन्दाज‍-ए-गुफ्तगू क्या है? रगों मे दौडते फिरने के हम नहीं कायल जब आँख ही से न टप्का तो फिर लहू क्या है? - Mirza Ghalib I wanted to start this post quoting something from the book itself, but since Ghalib...

Currently I am reading this book – Secret Tibet by Fosco Maraini. The book was originally published in 1951, and I am reading the revised 1998 edition, translated from Italian by Eric Mosbacher and Guido Waldman. I must say the translation is pretty good, for it does not feel I am reading a translated book...