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A Russian folktale reaches Chimbel
November 14, 2017

Written by Neelashi Mangal Terence: Gulnaaz! (He sits on the mat they had just laid on the floor and kids sit around him in curiosity.) Gulnaaz: Sir! Kaunsi story hai? Terence: Russian story about a little girl. Gulnaaz, a 10-year old girl is a senior in the community library program group. She wore a floral […]

Advancing development of library practitioners
November 10, 2017

NT KURIOCITY The ‘Parag’ initiative of Tata Trusts and Goa-based Bookworm Trust recently announced the successful conclusion of a first-of-its-kind Library Educator’s Course (LEC) for professional development of library practitioners. The event was presided over by Minister for Art and Culture Govind Gawde. A professional development course, the LEC has been developed by Tata Trusts, […]

My Initial Experiences at Bookworm
October 28, 2017

For two years I passed by this unassuming red building named Bookworm. I never thought of entering, thinking that it was only a children’s library (my loss). My journey at Bookworm started when a friend, Krystle, who works with them told me about the work they did and asked whether I would be interested in […]

Picture Poetry or Poetree
September 17, 2017

What did the good teacher’s do, when the children were not reading poetry. That’s right! They shaped it up! The book ‘Picture a Poem’ by Gina Douthwaite (Author, Illustrator), allowed us to do just that. It had poems in all sorts of shapes – rocket, shoe, bat, dinosaur and more. We read some of these […]

CRAWLING By Apoorva Parab
August 28, 2017

Found myself in a book, big and boring.. No laughter, no innocence, no imagination, no stories.. Enough of law, enough of lexicons.. Packed my apple and went searching.. Blinded by the colours and happiness.. Deafened by sweet innocent laughs everywhere.. This is where I belong.. So many stories to crawl on.. But division was here […]

Written by Neeraj N 2 Days with Bookworm: Observing LIS and MOP and Learning Stealing When I began working with children, 3 years back, I read Gijubhai Badheka’s book ‘Divaswapna’. In the book he writes about the experiments he has done in a classroom of a government school and immensely stresses on the power of […]

What can be done on a summer’s night, which cannot be done on a summer’s day? Lying down beneath the dome of our sky and gazing above. No clouds are likely to float by. Even if they choose to visit on a no-moon night, they glisten a silver grey, just for you. Somehow the hot, […]

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