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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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Pots Of Money

As a young boy, my brother was always up to some mischief or the other. I remember the numerous times when he was at the receiving end of my dad’s wallops.  This incident is still fresh in my mind and … 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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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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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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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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