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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 […]

Picture Books: Who are they for ?
March 31, 2016

Update: For those you missed the talk, you can listen to the same here. Thanks to Frederick Noronha for recording and uploading. I love Picture Books so it was fitting for me to use the space created by the Design Centre, Porvorim for me to talk about them. I loved that there was an audience […]

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Book Reviews: Mara and the Clay Cows
July 31, 2015

Written by Shirly The lost potential  of a  powerful folktale bothers the reader( ie, of course, me!) here. Just imagine  what  a play of words, images and awareness levels is possible in a story where  clay cows come alive in the hands of  a real cowherd,where clouds swirl around the hut of the chief magician […]

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The Rabbit Problem
November 14, 2013

The problem all started when we were oohing and aahing over yet another Emily Gravett book at Bookworm. Emily Gravett is a crafty illustrator and writer. I know now she is crafty in how she presents problems to readers in delightfully creative ways and she is crafty in her skill as a fine thinker , […]

Our boat landed!
September 25, 2013

It was a good evening, talking about Boats on Land.   I liked how we were able to stretch our dialogue into areas of identity, sexuality, language and forms, perspectives and stances, emotional areas, geographical spaces, intellectual dimensions and character analysis. It was a very rich discussion and I feel we talked our way into […]

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Booktalk with Jeet Thayil
August 16, 2013

Booktalking is always an uplifting session at Bookworm. This month we read Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil and had the honor and opportunity to talk with Jeet at Bookworm.  Whenever we booktalk with the author we remind ourselves almost implicitly to behave to say what we think the author might like to hear, but with Jeet, […]

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BOOKTALK with Cyril D’Cunha
August 1, 2013

Did you know, asked Cyril D’Cunha, as we drove between lush green fields in Taleigao, this was all fields. All! We all looked at each other as Sheena sighed ‘Those were the days’. Those were the days is a collection of writings of veteran journalist and sportsman Cyril D’ Cunha during his long, illustrious career. […]

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