I have many memories of Bhopal !I landed in the city in the Malwa Express to take over my first assignment as a Principal .I was a few months short of my 34th birthday !! Initailly I stayed at the Railway Guest House whose caretaker Sain looked after me well. Once Sangeeta joined me –we … Continue reading “Going To Bhopal With A Bagful Of Memories-Still So Fresh !!”

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 at 3:00 pm and is filed under Travel

I was attending a wedding the other night (in Jaipur ). I met a old acquaintance and we started talking .Inevitably , the talk veered around to the problems in schools ( i think the tragic murder of a young child by another in a Gurgaon school has jolted even the non seminal mind.Ugliness has … Continue reading “Schools – Trapped in Sinking Sand .”

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This entry was posted on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 5:22 pm and is filed under Education

I must admit that I am not a common Indian who walks the streets and clambers onto buses .Neither do I travel in general compartments of trains .My travel destinations are mostly abroad – though I don’t fly in business or first class .At the same time neither do I stay in 5 Star Hotels … Continue reading “Meet The “Parindaa”**- Nathu Ram Fagodia !!”

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 at 3:11 pm and is filed under Social

(The title photograph shows my Principal Bro Dunne who is the only one who is standing ( oh, he was so good looking with sparkling blue eyes ),and sitting from left to right are Mrs Singh , Bro Caroll , Bro Dunney ,and my favourite teacher Mrs D’Souza !) In todays India , it seems … Continue reading “What I Was Taught At School – And Has Stuck Like Fevicol !”

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This entry was posted on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 at 1:17 pm and is filed under Education

The murder has all the ups and down of a James Hadley Chase thriller .Except two things .Firstly it is not a fiction – it’s a real human tragedy .Secondly( allegedly), the accused( a 16 year old ) and the victim ( a 7 year old ) are both schoolboys ..Never even in his fertile … Continue reading “Schools – The Worst Is Still To Come ,Wake Up India .!!”

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This entry was posted on Thursday, November 9th, 2017 at 7:14 pm and is filed under Education