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A Fine Bookworm
June 25, 2017

Nicole Remedios find a nest where it’s actually Book warm! On a fine rainy day, Gayatri Borkar walked the Santismo lane in Taleigao. Splashing in little puddles along the way, she noticed a pink house named ‘Bookworm’. Now who haven’t heard of this place yet? It’s pretty obvious to have seen few books labelled Bookworm […]

Dear Bookworm,
June 10, 2017

Written by Sonali Upadhyay Dear Bookworm, For the past 34 days you’ve been a home to me in more ways than I could imagine. They say, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” That was certainly true when I met you, you’ve transformed me over this course of a month and I’ll forever be […]

Of Storytelling; By a Storyteller
June 10, 2017

‘The greatest art in the world is the art of storytelling….’ With a few lines dramatized to perfection, and delivered in bold and confident strokes, Raj had all of us captive. Our ears and minds absorbed each word from her mouth, as they spoke through different characters; each pause pregnant with expectation. The captive audience […]

The Place Where the Sidewalk Ends
May 31, 2017

There is a place where the sidewalk ends And before the street begins, And there the grass grows soft and white, And there the sun burns crimson bright… Yes we’ll walk with a walk that is measured and slow, And we’ll go where the chalk-white arrows go, For the children, they mark, and the children, […]

Press feature: For the love of reading
May 29, 2017

Bookworm in Goa is a creative space of constant and thoughtful engagement A library appears the most innocuous of spaces, and a children’s library doubly so. But Sujata Noronha, the director of Goa’s Bookworm Trust, knows differently. “Literacy is about reading the world, and not just the word,” she paraphrases Paulo Freire, the Brazilian educator, […]

Written by Ana and Sammy April 2017, a time when the summer heat was its hottest in Goa and the Chimbel children were looking for fun things to do with their time. The MOP Team conferred and decided to give them something new! Something we knew the children would love… To begin with let me […]

Summer serendipity
May 28, 2017

Written by Meenakshi Menon An academic requirement it was. So it shall be written; so it shall be done. Cecil deMille immortalised this universal tenet in the biblical classic and I suddenly realised, cocooned in the comfort of campus life at Fergusson College that my time too had arrived to comply with the challenging task […]

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