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In Remembrance of Eunice de Souza

Although we would meet only twice or thrice a year Eunice de Souza (Aunty Nonie as I've always addressed her- she was my mother's cousin) never failed to leave a lasting impression on me. I enjoyed and cherished whatever little time I got to spend with her, as Aunty Nonie was a person whose very presence spoke volumes about her, or should I say, the genius that she was. 

 At the age of 2, Aunty Nonie lost her father. She did her schooling in Pune. From then on, her journey has been one of  hard work and sheer determination. A fiercely independent woman.

A woman of great character, she traveled to and taught students in England, Europe and the States and shared her profound knowledge with her students while she was Head of the English department and Professor at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai for 30 years. 

Every time I'd meet her for Christmas lunch I would look towards Aunty Nonie sitting on the sofa with a cigarette in her hand, half-filled ashtray and whiskey glass b…

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

The roots of the word have been defined as follows:
 super- "above"
cali- "beauty"
fragilistic- "delicate"
expiali- "to atone"
docious "educable"

These words roughly meant  "Atoning for educability through delicate beauty."

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