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Raja Gopal, the King of Anger.

When I was growing up in a large traditional household in Chennai city, my father employed a man to drive us to school. The driver was short, stocky and had a prominent moustache which he was in the habit of … 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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