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Jayshree Misra Tripathi

Educationist, Adult Literacy, EVAW, Narrator of Facts & Fiction, Into Literature

Jayshree Misra Tripathi is an erstwhile diplomatic spouse and writer. She has been a nomadic teacher and examiner of English Language & Literature for over twenty five years, across three continents. Her interests include human rights for all and world news with views. She considers herself to be a ‘constant learner’.
How 'Literary' Are Literature Festivals In

How 'Literary' Are Literature Festivals In India?

The third Kalinga Literary Festival in Orissa ended recently. The two-day event had panel discussions on a variety of topics and a number of distinguished participants. But are such events truly "literary"? Or could we rename them as "conversations" or "dialogues" or "voices" or "talk fests"?
11/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Unpacking For The Last Time: Reflections In

Unpacking For The Last Time: Reflections In Retirement

This year will be different for me, even special. It will be my husband's first year in retirement, and thus, by extension, mine too. I wonder at it all, this coming home, to retirement -- this is the ultimate 'coming of age'. It is not easy. It takes longer to get things done. It is tiring. It gets a bit boring, all this unpacking, but it's for the last time.
07/02/2016 12:02 AM IST
Commuting In The NCR: A Microcosm Of Our

Commuting In The NCR: A Microcosm Of Our Misery

There is no respect. Commuters do not respect each other. It's as if everyone is issuing a challenge - catch me if you can. Everyone is in a hurry. They are all angry, aggressive and annoyed. Is it any wonder then India has been ranked as an unhappy country to be in? We are placed 117 out of 158 countries rated, but then do we care? Why should we be happy people?
02/05/2015 8:18 AM IST
In The Last Of My 50s, Exorcising Exercise

In The Last Of My 50s, Exorcising Exercise Demons

I have experienced surges of the need to stay fit all through my 30s and 40s. A grim reminder of my inability to sustain this, however, is evident in the last piece of costly home-gym equipment I insisted on buying a decade ago. It eventually remained in a corner of my walk-in closets in residences over various postings - as an expensive but useful duster-cum-umbrella-holder.
04/02/2015 8:18 AM IST