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Joys and travails of monsoon

The part of the monsoons that I like in Santiniketan are the bhuttas, writes the author

Keya Sarkar 

Keya Sarkar The monsoons in Santiniketan can be a little trying. While many friends and acquaintances love coming here to see the rain amidst the green, I cannot share their enthusiasm. That is probably because I stay in a house built 70 years ago by my maternal grandfather.   While the year round I enjoy the pleasure of living in a “heritage villa” as friends call it, in the monsoons the heritage is a liability. The walls get damp. We are to blame for our plight because we have chosen to paint the outside of the house with a traditional lime wash instead of the industrial ...

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