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It’s always funny when you expect to fall in love with a certain city or country but you don’t. You enjoy it of course but you don’t fall madly in love with it for some reason. Maybe the idea of that place was very different from the reality of what it ends up being. Then there are those cities or countries you didn’t think much of, maybe there wasn’t enough time to think about it or research it and before you know it, your heart feels heavy when you have to leave and your thoughts always wander back there, hoping…

My first introduction to European art or history was in the 8th standard in school. I was blessed like many others in my school to have a teacher and principal that felt so passionately about a topic totally off syllabus that she dedicated an entire year to teach us in her class. If you went to J. B Petit High School in Mumbai while Ms Shirin Darasha was the principal then you know exactly what I mean. At the time I was about 13 years old. I still remember watching slides in our classroom full of pictures of the Notre…