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Fireworks in Kolkata

Looking back on my posts from last year I see I had great plans (or, plans, at least) for a programme of increasing the pace of my study of Bengali.

But, as with the best-laid plans of mice and men, my study schedule went awry, though not entirely.

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Last night was a pleasant but unassuming way to end a decade. It’s not that celebrating the end of the last millennium ten years ago has spoiled New Year’s Eve forever, but with kids in tow the 31st December tends to be a fairly low-key affair.

One thing I do like about the beginning of a new year is the opportunity to make resolutions, those hopeful reminders of things you want to do over the next 12 months.

This year mine are simple: learn more Bengali, read more of the books that keep piling up and write more fiction. Continue reading