Sat.Jan 19, 2019 - Fri.Jan 25, 2019

Revisiting Calcutta (now Kolkata) after 65 years

Jenny Connected

I was born in Calcutta in 1946 and lived there until I was eight years old, when my father decided that we must leave. India was no longer a comfortable place for the British – at least, in hindsight, I think that was what he thought. I was too young at the time to appreciate the problem.

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Writing Grey Words

How to Save the World

I n my last post, I played with using a grey colour (#999999) for all words that represent things that aren’t real — that is, they exist only as constructs of the mind , and in the absence of anyone , they simply don’t exist. It’s actually an extraordinarily large list.

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Visiting Kolkata with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

Visiting Kolkata with a wheelchair user is a challenge and certainly not for the faint-hearted. Hand-pulled rickshaws are being phased out, but there is little sign that facilities for wheelchair users are being phased in.

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