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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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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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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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Sleeping Sickness

  Something funny happened during my higher secondary year in the Zoology class. When we friends meet we still remember that and laugh over it. We were having a lesson on the environmental factors affecting communicable diseases and modes of … Continue reading

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