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Eye Summer Vacations Special: Find Me a Word That Means Love

From holiday homework to a trip to grandma's house, cousins and mango trees, summer vacations come with its own host of memories.

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The annual journey to our grandparents, watching the world go by on hot empty afternoons and measuring out days by the books we read. This summer, we look back at the vacation that has stayed with us.

Happy Days Are Here Again
For those who lived in boarding schools, summer holidays came with the promise of late mornings, books and endless food. Read story…

The Sum of All Miseries

Holiday homework is the bane of the vacation. Who cares why Alexander overran India or about Aurangzeb’s sieges — why can’t we live in the present? Read story…

Come, Meet the Little Prince

If you were the youngest in a pack of cousins, summer holidays were the best of times and the worst of times. Till you discovered a library of old books. Read story…

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Where the Light Gets In
Author Anees Salim on a vacation with a grandmother who who saw only darkness for decades and yet lit up the holidays with her love. Read story…

Find Me a Word That Means Love
Twenty-five years ago, she spent her summer with her mom, both lost in a world of words. Now, she is back home: everything is the same, except that it is not. Read story…

The Passion of the Fruit

Whether it is golden-yellow or acid-green, the mango in all its avatars moves people across generations to summer nostalgia. Read story…


Gently Down the Stream
How a month-long sporting event can teach you a lot about losing and winning. Read story…

The Homecoming

A long summer journey led to an ancestral house in Kerala, a patch of woods and the embrace of a grandmother. Read story…

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On the Slow Track

The long journey from Chennai to Jabalpur meant there were as many food breaks as train stations along the way. Read story…


The Case at the End of the Lane

A spot of sleuthing and watching the world go by on hot afternoons in the Calcutta of the Eighties. Read story…


A Something on a Summer’s Day
Before it got misplaced in the cycle of seasons and humdrum life, summers meant vacations, grandmothers houses and endless possibilities. Read story…

First published on: 12-06-2016 at 01:35:24 pm
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