Preetha Kalpa Hazarika
Preetha Kalpa Hazarika reads in Class 1 in St Mary’s School, Guwahati. This travelogue was written in 2012 when she was in kindergarten. She is popularly known as Leima, meaning a princess in the Metei dialect language of Manipur. Leima is learning to play the piano and finds it a fun thing to do during weekends. She wants to be – in her words – “little children’s teacher” when she grows up. Reading is her favourite pastime. She also loves travelling and writing travelogues. In future, she hopes to visit all the rainforests in the world.