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It all starts with a smile

It all starts with a smile

I am a 34-year-old mother of two beautiful children; Arina ...
A joyous day and some poignant memories

A joyous day and some poignant memories

9th May, the Victory Day, is celebrated on a grand ...
Your name is written on every grain you eat

Your name is written on every grain you eat

I love India and I love Indian food and can ...
The Life and Times of Vassily K

The Life and Times of Vassily K

Sergei K. in conversation with Tapti Roy Thinking about the ...
Love on the Shores of India

Love on the Shores of India

I was 15 when grand aunt Evgenia Khovanskaya died in ...
Our Old School

Our Old School

I can remember Grantchester Road in Cambridge where I lived ...
A Journey in Various Moods

A Journey in Various Moods

A day-long journey along the Black Sea from Russia to ...
Freedom, Food and the Tragedy of Deaths

Freedom, Food and the Tragedy of Deaths

 I came to live in Coochbehar with my parents- in- ...
Buffalo Horns: An Unhappy Trophy

Buffalo Horns: An Unhappy Trophy

My introduction to buffalo hunting started soon after I arrived ...
A Winter's Tale

A Winter’s Tale

My particular memory goes back some 90 years to when ...
Encounters at Harvard

Encounters at Harvard

In 1955 I was offered a two-year scholarship to Harvard ...
Ghosts in the House

Ghosts in the House

Whenever I am haunted by memories of the past, our ...