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’.
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"?
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.