Category Archives: School is Fun

The Ice Cream Seller Who Was Paid Forty Years Late.

Long ago, a little boy in school was distraught because his best friend Hameed (name changed) had been warned by his mother to keep away from him. Hameed’s mother had come to school and complained to the principal that she … Continue reading

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She Saw The Genius In Him .

When I was in college all those years ago, I would spend my Saturday afternoons in my best friend’s house. Her mother whom I called Kasturi aunty, was a teacher in a school in Chennai, where we lived. Kasturi aunty … Continue reading

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Why The Ex-President Of My Country Talked To Me

When I think back on my school days one incident comes vividly to my mind. It was the time the ex-president of my country talked to me. The centenary celebrations of my school was being celebrated on a grand scale. … Continue reading

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Monkeys Do Not Like Gold And Cash.

Do monkeys like gold and cash? Apparently not! That proved lucky for one man and not so favourable for a few others. Hyroon’s father was a teacher in a village school. His village was set in the foothills of the Eastern Ghats … Continue reading

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Pots Of Money

As a young boy, my brother was always up to some mischief or the other. I remember the numerous times when he was at the receiving end of my dad’s wallops.  This incident is still fresh in my mind and … Continue reading

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You Don’t Always Kneel Down to Pray.

Have you witnessed your favorite teacher’s wedding? I have. And in what a way! When I was nine years old, I was in the fourth standard in a village school in Killyanur in South India. My class master was Susai Maria … Continue reading

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Why He Cried His Heart Out During The Farewell Speech

 It was a tearful farewell for this primary school boy. Or was it? In the school where I studied some years ago, boys were allowed only up to the fifth standard. After that they had to leave our school and … Continue reading

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