Tag Archives: Mass Observation

Year End Diary-2013-Visibility

The world is profane and sacred. It must be swallowed whole. There is always more to be known about it than you can ever know. Margaret Atwood in her introduction to Alice Munro’s Best: Selected Stories Alice Munro-Nobel Literature Winner-2013 … Continue reading

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Reflections on our Republic Day 2013

“What are the reading lists of your reading group” one veteran queried as the Indian community gathered in the house of the Indian Ambassador to celebrate Republic Day after a gap of two years. In the year gone by This … 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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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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Diwali in Tripoli.

In work and play, education and prayer Following the life of the community. As we celebrate another Diwali in Tripoli many previous years come to mind. This Dushera we had a gathering in a colleague’s house in Oil Clinic area … Continue reading

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Skype parenting?

Recently I was having a conversation with a friend over skype. He, like me, is living and working in the Arab world. He has a son, who is as old as my younger son, and we were discussing notes on … Continue reading

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Mint tea in Tripoli.

So Life is.  We sipped Mint tea at the sea front in Tripoli and had a lovely walk in the breeze.  For the past two months, I have been keeping a joint journal with my sons-Sagar and Sahil as we … Continue reading

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