Is the grass always greener on the other side of the river? /क्या दूर के ढोल सुहावने होते हैं?/ दुरून डोंगर साजरे?

Original thought: Hindi and English   Is the grass always greener on the other side of the river? When we go out for watching a movie, we discuss different roles played by different actors. When we look at the protagonist and say he was a banker, we forget to add that he also was a …

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Why Jhumpa Lahiris’ Aashima eats puffed rice in Namesake?/झुम्पा लाहिरी की आशिमा नेमसेक में मुरमुरे क्यों कहती है?/झुम्पा लाहिरीची आशिमा नेमसेकमध्ये कुरमुरे का खाते?

Original thought: English   Why Jhumpa Lahiris’ Aashima eats puffed rice in Namesake? I would not call myself an avid book reader. Not now anyways. There is one unique thing that I would like to share though. I read with the characters of the book. I flow with them. I don’t have to take any …

The only time I was punished in school/मला शाळेत फक्त एकदा शिक्षा झाली तेव्हाची गोष्ट/पाठशाला में एक ही बार सजा हुई तबकी बात

Original thought: English   The only time I was punished in school I write this to tell you all a secret. A secret that the then 13-year-old me thought was bigger than any other secret in the world. I was punished for reading a book in art class. Being me means losing yourself in the …

पहाड़ी लघु चित्रकला/Pahadi Miniature Painting/पहाडी लघु चित्रकला

मूल विचार: हिंदी   पहाड़ी लघु चित्रकला - अंकन दास मैं हाल ही में शिमला गई थी। वहाँ मुझे 'अंकन दास' मिले जो पहाड़ी लघु चित्रकला शैली के छात्र हैं। उन्होंने मुझें और मेरे दोस्तों को इस शैली के इतिहास और वर्तमान से रूबरू करवाया। भारत में राजपूत और मुग़ल लघु चित्रकला शैली बहुत सालों …

Interpreter for the Global Forest Conference 1/पहिल्या जागतिक जंगल बैठकीची अनुवादक/पहले विश्व जंगल सभा की अनुवादक

Original thought: English   Interpreter for the Global Forest Conference 1: Fear of translating a poem It was during September 2016 that the first Global Forest Conference took place. The coordinators had asked me to come to Ganjad, Dahanu Road, for interpreting the speeches. I had no idea of how long it might be and …