And Then I too left My Girls Alone

Unlike the last 2 years, this time around Teacher’s Day wasn’t even slightly enjoyable for me. Firstly, i was away from my kids and Secondly, It bought back a horrible memory, a memory which i was running away from, a memory which i wasn’t ready to face or accept. It brought it back so strongly…

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And then I broke Kajal & Sabiya’s Trust

One of my strongest learning in Khushi so far has been the value of keeping one’s word. I have learnt that a person’s reputation is built only and only by one’s ability to follow up one’s words with action. I had heard this truth before but as they say a truth isn’t a truth unless…

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The Injection Day @ Khushi

Today at Khushi during the doctor’s visit, all hell suddenly broke loose when he decided to give all girls injections for tetanus. I who was very innocently in my class teaching 15 girls at that time(totally unaware of the storm that was about to come) was caught totally off-guard when i all of a sudden…

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The one rupee thing

I had promised myself that i will not write on the things i am experiencing @Khushi until i get out of the cynical phase i am currently in. However, what happened today is something i must articulate. So here it goes: Today wasn’t a really hectic day at Khushi, compared to some totally chaotic days…

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The final days with my kids

Today while teaching in my class, as i was walking around and explaining to students India’s physical features in SST, i noticed Aman and Sumit playing with each other. They are the naughtiest of my lot. Both of them are heavily pampered by their parents and thus, any attempts on my part to discipline them…

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What’s your problem bhaiyya??

Its assessment time in schools and the kids have their final exam on. I am supposed to be administering to them a whole host of assessments so as to be able to check their actual level of growth throughout the year. One of these assessments involve checking a kid’s reading fluency. So, while taking RF…

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The moments that matter

Teaching is a very lonely profession and the more you get immersed into it, the more you start getting cut off from the outer world. I guess that’s the case with the starting phase of any profession, the more you work hard in the initial stage, the more isolated you tend to get. This in…

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A Simple yet Puzzling Question

I decided to join Teach for India after been moved by seeing a small kid stealing in the railway station. The image of his mature yet childish face along with an attached question “Why has the society failed this kid” is still clearly etched in my memory and keeps me awake so many a times…

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