Articles by Shumon Sengupta

The Delightful Daughter

With Minnie at Rishi Valley School

The Rishi Valley School is widely regarded as being one of the finest boarding schools in India. Out of every 100 applicants every year, approximately 10 get admission making this also the most selective boarding school in India. For us, Minnie’s admission in Grade IV…

The Delightful Daughter

The Poet-Daughter

In grade II when my daughter Minnie (Madhura) was barely six years old, her class teacher introduced Poetry to the class, starting with the basic appreciation of the concept of Rhyme as an important feature of a poem. Being in the International Baccalaureate system, Minnie…

The Delightful Daughter

Of Crayons and Sketchpens

My daughter Minnie (who is now ten) and I are great friends. We treat each other as equals and she, not I, is the first among the two equals. While being rather subdued with her mother who is an impatient and strict disciplinarian, with me…

Asia

Letters for Laos

1. Delicious gruel: July 6 at 10:04am Vientiane, Lao PDR: I have checked into a beautiful service apartment and this is my first week in the country. After the day’s work, I went shopping for groceries. My driver took me to “Mumbai Masala” an Indian…

Travel and Adventure

Privilege on all fronts

Just got back to Freetown after four grueling days in the southern parts of Sierra Leone, particularly in the Bonthe region – the remote, picturesque southern islands of the country, where supported by the European Union, Marie Stopes International is running a “water ambulance” service,…