Author Archives: Amaresh

Update – 16th June, 2014

A bridge teacher  from Hyderabad, C. D. Kumar, visited Raibidpura for three weeks to conduct a bridge workshop (for adults and children) in the heat of summer. The temperature in the middle of the day regularly peaked at 45 degrees Centigrade … Continue reading

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Article in a magazine

(This is the unedited version of my article which came out in the November 2013 issue of the magazine, MW) Raibidpura is a nondescript village tucked away in southern Madhya Pradesh. A cursory walk through its narrow alleys will not … Continue reading

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Bridge Workshop at Raibidpura

(Report written by Parimal Vahalia) Prelude: I had first seen the villagers of Raibidpura play in the annual Maharaja Yashwantrao Holkar Bridge Championship at Indore. They were conspicuously visible by their attire of white pajama/kurta and the headdress which was … Continue reading

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Varanasi

Varanasi, one of the oldest continually inhabited cities of the world, has been known by various names since ancient times: Avimukta, Anandvana, Mahashamshana, Kashi and Benares (or Banaras). The American writer, Mark Twain, once wrote, “Benares is older than history, … Continue reading

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Goa

On the 18th of July 2013, four boys, eight girls and four chaperones travelled from Raibidpura to Panjim to take part in the annually held Goa Bridge Festival. The first leg of the journey began just after midnight in two … Continue reading

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Bridge Workshop at Nashik

Deone Menezes in Goa and myself in Kodaikanal, on endless frustrating phone calls, were still working out how on earth we could get the Raibidpura contingent to Goa – until Prasad Kini had this idea of shifting the workshop to … Continue reading

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The Farmers and the Tribals

Shrikhandi, a village of 2300 people, is perched on a little hill. It is eight kilometers from Raibidpura if one takes the tar road. Otherwise there is a four kilometer mud road which the locals avoid after 6 pm  especially between … Continue reading

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