Category Archives: School is Fun

Clash of the Costumes at the School Dance.

  What would you do, if right in the middle of a stage show your costume got entangled with your dance partner’s bangle? I am studying in the seventh standard in a school in Chennai. Last year, our school introduced  … Continue reading

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You Really Need Fire Drills

Fire drills in school are compulsory, especially in my school in UAE. But we students tend to get  irritated everytime there is a drill. The drills are always chaotic, no matter what the management tries to do. My classmates and … Continue reading

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The First Tamilish Song That Became A Rage

  In 1994, when my brother was in the 6th standard, he opted to participate in the Fancy Dress Competition in our school. After much thought he decided to go as “Thevar Magan.” Thevar Magan was a smash hit Tamil … Continue reading

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School Trip (lunch included) Which I Can Never Forget.

My name is Mariam Beevi. I did my schooling in a village called Choolavaikaal in Trinelvelli district. This was in the 1960s. At that time they had started a factory manufacturing Chlorine in an adjacent town called Athur. The factory … Continue reading

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How I Felt When I Joined Boarding School

Here I was almost ready to leave primary school and embark on the next chapter of my life – High School ! Leaving for a boarding school was one of the hardest moments of my life. The unexplainable feeling of … Continue reading

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Tied to a Mango Tree After School

  In the 1960s Chennai, which is now a bustling metropolitan city was quite laid back. There were not so many houses and apartments sitting choc a block next to each other. Almost every house had a sprawling garden around … Continue reading

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And Did The Famous Actress Die Because Of Him?

I have loads and loads of stories to tell about my friend B.S. He was quite naughty in school. Most of his naughtiness was harmless. But I wonder if the person who was the butt of his teasing and ragging … Continue reading

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Ode to Miss Murphy By Her Loving Student

Miss.Murphy, was our English Teacher, when  we were  in Sainik School, Amaravathinagar, between 1962 & 1966. Recently, on Oct 6th 2012,  twenty three  Alumnis, belonging to the First Batch of the above school, ( which incidentally completed Golden Jubilee ) , celebrated Ms. Sheila … Continue reading

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His Answers Were Always – Almost Correct

I am sorry to say that as a young lad, when I was in primary school, I was not a clever student. I was not among the top ten rank holders or anything like that. I was just about average. … Continue reading

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How The Monkey Became A Dog.

When I was studying in Fathima  College in Madurai, my friend Usha, had this absurd habit of referring to everything and anything as “monkey.” That too, she would use the Tamil word for monkey, “Korangu” So, when she was chiding a … Continue reading

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