Tag Archives: Students

Train to Trouble.

  This gentleman man shares his story with us to create awareness among the youth about drugs and substance abuse. I shudder when I recollect this story even though it happened many years ago. I don’t want my name mentioned … Continue reading

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English – Vinglish

Our warden spoke English Vinglish . The result?  Gender Bender! In Bangalore close to the hospital where I did my post graduation there is  a youth hostel, kind of like a supervised lodging. Most of the student doctors, both girls … 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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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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A Teacher’s Wish!

 Some things in life should be believed without questioning!  I am a teacher at a school in Singapore. I teach well and hope to see my students do well. When some students don’t rise up to my expected standards, I … Continue reading

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The Unforgettable Shimla Trip

  Life at school is made up of myriad small incidents, some happy and others not so. I can recollect the times that we shook with unbridled laughter. I can also remember the events that numbed us into silence. Once … Continue reading

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The Story Of The Stern Disciplinarian

  I was lucky as a boy. In the 1970s, my father chose to admit me in a public school in Conoor, in the beautiful Blue Mountains in Tamil Nadu. My school life was filled with happy memories and the … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Meeting with Tenzing Norgay

  How would you feel, if as a young boy you attended a mountaineering course and bumped into Tenzing Norgay himself! When I was a student of Sainik School, Amaravathinagar, in Tamilnadu, three students including me, were selected to attend the  “Adventure … Continue reading

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