Category Archives: Learning

Remembering Kader Mia

In an attempt to synthesize and apply the lessons learnt in Art of Reading – by Tim Spurgin, on a Non-Fiction work, we came across the characters like Kader Mia ..a worker who was killed in the violence that followed the partition of British India Continue reading

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Work Anniversary-LSMC

On this work anniversary, I got together with some colleagues and remembered  times gone by.Here are some pictures which mark points in that journey. Remembered friends  who helped shape my perspectives. Some food workshops, some memories of the expatriate community of … Continue reading

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Of Letters and Prayers-On Gandhi Jayanti

Collecting prayers and hymns is a part of many spiritual traditions. On occassion of Gandhi Jayanti we look back at some of the influences on Gandhi and the prayers which made him weave communities. LETTERS Tolstoy’s “Letter to a Hindu” … Continue reading

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Negro Journeys

How does the African Negro relate to the American Negro? This theme has been discussed in essays of James Baldwin and continues to be an interesting theme especially in the context of the February 17 revolution in Libya. See blog … Continue reading

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..what a modern Leonardo application would include

Discussing “How to think like Leonardo Da Vinci” by Michael Gelb with my son as part of our Reading sessions opened new insights. Why did the Renaissance take place when it did? For 1000 years prior, European accomplishments in the … Continue reading

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Reading groups and conversations..to examine communities

Examining communities first hand opens many horizons and connections. The first hand interaction with peoples and ideas of different nationalities and regions when living in a cosmopolitan city like Tripoli adds a richness to life. How work, faith and migration … Continue reading

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Remembering “Sue”

While remembering the rituals and rhythms of our family, from making notes to going to museums, I tried to see how the imagination of a child works on seeing some Natural history Sue was an interesting point to exchange notes … Continue reading

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