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A 200 year old work table

The work table also had a more personal purpose , as in this example which is fitted with an adjustable writing board. It is a reminder of the lost art of personal writing where, through letters, diaries and journals, women contributed greatly to the preservation of memories of the past Continue reading

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Squirrel friends at Humayun Tomb

Visiting Delhi in April I spent one morning visiting the World Heritage monument-Humayun tomb Many lovely hours sitting in these lawns, reading and reflecting . I have some squirrel friends on these lawns with whom I share peanuts.

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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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ADANA 1994 – The sins of the fathers are visited on the children

We began our friendship through medicine. Then he joined our Reading Group. Once a week we have food together in The Turkish Restaurant- Adana-1994. Together we feel the city of Tripoli -the wind which carries many currents. BEYOND THE IRON … Continue reading

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Exploring Music

As we go through the book “How to Think life Leonardo Da Vinci” and come to section appreciating music set us to listen to some classical music and some famous scores of Western Jazz and Indian movies. In his book … 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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Learning together.Lessons from Jeevan

Today is the birthday of a long time colleague who has been a fellow-traveler in the “Libyan journey”. We have together mapped out and charted ways to deal with professional, organizational, personal issues which many expatriate workers living and working … Continue reading

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