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Memoirs in the Library
January 29, 2018

This year I have the joy of teaching a small group of young adults at the library. A group of five middle schoolers who are on the threshold of being swept into the undercurrent of literature and life. Being a group in an open program with an open educator, we have the freedom to choose […]

Dialogues at Bookworm: Why do we dialogue?
December 13, 2017

Written by by Radha Gopalan The Beginning We live in extraordinary times: there is the crisis around justice , violence of human against human and human against all life systems, preoccupation with our own wants, desires, aspirations. Then there are people and communities that are trying hard to live cohesively with respect and dignity with […]

Lap Time Baby Time
October 8, 2017

On the Saturday morning pre – school sessions at Bookworm, I am known to work from home or creep up the stairs to avoid engagement. Deepali who holds this session does it remarkably well and I considered myself done with little ones. For years – as far back as I can I have worked with […]

Booktalking with technology
February 28, 2017

I met the students and faculty of Hongirana School for Excellence on a Library Audit visit late last year. Hongirana School is situated close to Sagar town and has the biodiversity of the Western Ghats with the school surrounded by nature. Within this school, rests a beautiful library building that our team had the joy […]

World Literacy Day every day!
October 18, 2016

Bookworm is a very small grounded organisation. This means a small team doing big things. Having this closely knit small team works in our favour because we are very agile. We are very quick to work on ideas, create a working model, try it out in the field, collect feedback and revise and finalize the […]

Act Out!
August 31, 2016

Act Out, a twelve week acting workshop by Director Rajyashree Dutt concluded yesterday at Bookworm with the group performing two plays; Narahari Das and Captain Bumble. As Bookworm brings the curtain down on Act Out for 2016, we are extremely grateful to Raj… or Aunty Raj as the children call her for bringing drama to […]

The Joy of Writing Well … ah well !
August 28, 2016

We began this June with a determination that we must provide opportunity within Bookworm for readers who are interested in the craft of writing.  We know that this connection between reading and writing is not as automatic  as we tend to believe and does not happen naturally. What is natural and must be celebrated is […]

Play Reading
August 18, 2016

Dear Friends September 1st, 2016 we invite you to Bookworm to read the script of …   The characters are interesting The dialogue in the first act of the play has been hailed by some critics as some of the greatest in all of the American theatre.  The play  examines the breakdown of the marriage […]

Representing our creative selves
November 22, 2015

This school break, it seemed imperative that I enable the team to reflect on self, go inwards and strengthen their own personhoods. This need arises from the nature of our work. It makes very heavy demands on us as people and I feel in order to keep going and nurturing others we must on occasion […]

The beef about Burger
August 10, 2015

“Burger”, our first Konkani story Read Aloud at Bookworm. A very private in-house reading session guided by Siddhi and Padma, Don Bosco College of Social Work interns. Unbeknownst to them, they are playing a wonderful role in immersing us with Konkani. As both of them sit together to figure out a session plan or read […]

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