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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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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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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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Not Just A Mathematics Teacher.

Hating a certain subject doesn’t entirely depend upon the contents. It also depends upon who’s teaching you and how you are taught.  Usually people hate math. But I am not one of them. I love math. I shouldn’t really brag, … Continue reading

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How My Teacher Cured My Stammering Problem

 I studied in a Boarding School in Conoor . In my school there was a tradition. Every morning all the students would gather for assembly in the hall.  The session would begin by a student reading out the head lines … Continue reading

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The Dog-Show In School That kept Us Enthralled.

In Bain School where I studied, we had many extra-curricular activities and events, which lessened the burden of studies . One such event was the Dog-Show, conducted by police personnel and their highly trained police dogs. I can never ever forget the dog-show … Continue reading

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Spare the Rod If The Student Cannot Speak.

Way back in the 1970s corporal punishment was not banned in schools. In fact our masters at the Government School in Tuticorin, in south India, took delight in swishing their canes. ‘Spare the rod and spoil the child’ was their … Continue reading

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