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13 Sep 2017
Being a Teacher..... by Manjula N

People opine- teaching is a thankless job. May be, because of the pressure of completing the portions on time, corrections, incomplete homework, scolding the mischievous ones (then regretting for the same), taking care of the odd sick child, checking their lunch boxes, preparing the question papers, planning for the activities, department meetings, assembly programs, organizing club activities, submission of reports, discussing the answer scripts, coming up with convincing answers for not giving that half mark, getting ready for sore throat after PTM’s, plunge in to the preparation for the school project and the school anniversary, dreaming of excellent performances after each exam (and getting disillusioned most of the time); the list is endless. Personally, I feel, keeping your temper under check at all time is the most demanding part of the job.

Some of my colleagues differ. They say- you get job satisfaction when you have 35 odd individuals under your wing; you are not dealing with lifeless things; you influence in character-building; you can go home by 4.30 pm (which is next to impossible in other jobs); you get 1 month off with salary each year, etc., etc. Yet others feel you are safe and not exposed to varied issues faced by most of the working women.

But all these are superficial, cursory and external aspects of the job. Over the years I have learnt and felt the real impact of this profession; --when Ponsuhash and Varun want to get me the latest model mobile and only a few sets of diamond jewellery when they start earning,  when Gayathri said it all through a beautiful handmade greeting card, when Hemanth, Pranav and his classmates invited me for their exclusive farewell party,  when Malavika, Srinithi and her friends gave me a certificate for being the best teacher,  when Harshitha jotted down her emotions remembering my lessons, when Nandakishore bid farewell,  when Nithya, a teacher parent felt her daughter, Harsha, understood Biology very well and doesn’t need any help at home,  when Gorove and Rowan wanted me to be their class teacher again, when another colleague, Lakshmi, expressed her otherwise introvert niece, Navya’s feelings for her Science teacher, when the Cultural coordinator, Mrs. Uma Gowri, shared her daughter, Akshaya’s, her niece, Shreya’s and nephew, Swaminath’s pleasant memories of their 6th standard class teacher, when Vineeth remembered to wish a very happy birthday well in advance  the feeling of content, the feeling of achievement is complete. You need not look beyond. Your day is done. You just can’t express it in words, it can only be felt. 



   

13 Sep 2017
My Tryst with Tamil by Manjula N

It all started when I was thirteen. Dad (IAF) was posted in Chandigarh then. In the Air Force Quarters we, Tamil families got to read Tamil magazines on circulation. School used to get over by 1p.m. My favorite pastime in the afternoons was to flip through the colorful pages of Ananda Vikadan (as Nukkad and Buniyad in DD never caught my fascination). Apart from the array of pictures, the illustrations for jokes had their own attraction.

‘’Mom, just read this piece alone.” “Ask daddy.” “Daddy, please, please read it for me.” “Yeah sure, my dear. But afterwards.” Being an obedient child I never disturbed their siesta further. It took me hours together to comprehend a single printed joke with my limited knowledge of Tamil.

 Then came the much awaited summer vacation. Thatha was a darling. He used to visit the local village library a month ahead of the vacations and stock himself with stories so that he could meet my demand for ‘a story a day’(he had already exhausted his stock of stories from our epics during my previous visits). When I discussed my issue with him, it was he who came up with the idea of learning Tamil during the holidays. He gave me a diary to practice the daily lessons and awarded even a slight improvement in my learning with a bonus story. So ‘Learn Tamil in 30 days’ became a reality in my case!

He encouraged me to continue even after the vacation. We kept the classes alive through letters. An average of eight mistakes in a line came down to one or two mistakes per line.

Next came the memorable college days. Hostel life gave me friends for life and new exposure to Tamil. Seniors gave me the task of translating their Tanglish to Sentamil (as part of ragging, of course). When others were busy catching imaginary hens and saluting in different styles, I was giving speeches in Sentamil to their great amusement.

Thatha used to get Tamil comics on Phantom and 007 and gradually the comics gave way to story books. Then there was no looking back. Thirty years down the lane, I have completed ‘Ponniyin Selven’, ‘Parthiban Kanavu’ to mention a few.

Now my tutor is no more but he would be proud to see me translate the ‘Munnurai’ of a prestigious Tamil book in English.


   

16 Aug 2017
Poem on Independence Day - Mrs. S. Devamanohari



   

16 Aug 2017
Poem on Independence Day - Mrs. S. Devamanohari

   

23 Feb 2017
A REVELATION- Mrs. Manjula.N

He looked forlorn

Sitting in the last row, aloof

His big, bright eyes

Kept holding me

As I went on with ‘Photosynthesis’

I understood, he didn’t understand

I changed my style and

Assumed he would understand now

But the distant, vacant look

In his big, bright eyes

Disillusioned me.

 Then it dawned, I need not change

My style of teaching but

My empathy and compassion

Was all that was needed.

The day before,

He came to the class

As detention for his actions-

His class teacher took him to

The principal- fuming,

She felt a change of place

Would do him better

Hence he was here.

No notes were maintained-

‘Notebooks are at home’-

Pat came the answer.

‘All the notes?’

‘No, a few had no pages left.’

Others were friendly still

Some had complaints against him

For each incrimination

A counter was given

If he was lost

His tear-welled eyes

Gave back the answer.

Somehow, almost on the verge of losing my cool

I made him the monitor

With a few instructions on

The duties and responsibilities of

His new found power.

I shuddered

With the very thought of

Him, using his power.

‘I trust you’

Was all that I could blurt out.

There was some magic

In those words

The complaints were fewer

His energy was channalised

In disciplining his fellow students.

It’s a positive sign!

Or so I thought.

It created animosity and

There was utter chaos in the class

As he had an upper hand,

Shouted at his peers

And confiscated the ID cards of those

Who didn’t accept his authority.

Again I had to intervene and

Had to take a neutral stand

But with a new tactics, of course

Two rounds of talks with my children

Pacified them to the desired level

For him, it took an extra round of

Cajoling with some pampering

But what brought the

Real make over was

The realization that he was

Accepted with all his flaws

And that I stood by him

And helped him to overcome provocation.

Now, after a year, I see

Him in a different class,

Mellowed down a little

But his big, bright eyes

Still bore me,

Is it still pleading for………?

 

 


   

24 Jan 2017
Review of Primary Colours

   

18 Nov 2016
JOY OF GIVING

 “Manjula, take your class to ‘Sevalaya’ to give the materials collected for ‘Joy of Giving’’. When Principal ma’am said these words, my initial response was that of happiness; as my children were pestering  me for a field trip. Now I can take them out that will keep them quiet for at least sometime. Seldom did I realise that it will be a rewarding experience for my children as well as for me.

 As soon as I informed them to start moving, they got excited. Throughout the half an hour travel they were curious to know why their class was selected to represent the school.  “Ma’am please tell us the reason,” Sumita pleaded. “That’s because we are very naughty”, Ronit and Surya reasoned. “No, ma’am wants us to be more compassionate”, Khushbu said. “We are chosen because Manjula ma’am is our class teacher”. This was Annette’s statement. “Keep guessing. I will let you know once we come back,” I smiled, thinking it would give sometime to come up with a suitable reason.

The chattering stopped immediately when they saw two young puny boys open the gates of the orphanage. They got down the bus hesitantly and stood in a group, silently observing and absorbing the new atmosphere. We were introduced to Mr.Sam, the incharge, by Mr.Jeevarathnam. He asked us to feel at home and have a look around. It was a calm place surrounded by greenery. Few senior citizens were relaxing while some boys were scattered here and there. We were taken to the small auditorium where my children started to arrange the chairs for sitting but when they saw the boys sitting down in a disciplined manner, they too followed the same. Shiva, a 7 year old, prayed for our well being. Sanjay, a 11 year old, told us about their daily routine. Then the other boys came forward to say about their life , which broke the ice, as our children started interacting with them. Muthamil asked them about their day to day activities.  Adithya asked about their school and Anshula felt that it was good to take care of ourselves.                      

Our boys were invited for a foot ball match. The ground was grassy and to our surprise they played barefoot. The match helped the boys to mingle and make friends. The girls were fascinated by the cows and we got to taste the delicious coffee prepared from fresh milk. Then, Maduraiveern showed us around their kitchen garden from where they got all the vegetables and pulses for their kitchen. Each child was responsible for a row of plants. They also learnt how to take care of the plants to get the good yield.  Their dining room was small but clean and the food served was simple but healthy. The plates and place was cleaned by the boys themselves.  Our children were amazed to seen how these children took care of themselves and their surroundings. Saturdays was maintenance day as they divided themselves into groups of five and cleaned the whole place and made it free of plastic and garbage.

 We gave the things collected from our school. They were very happy and thanked us profusely. It was time to leave but the boys didn’t want to stop the game. They reluctantly bid goodbye to their new friends.  Vineeth found it difficult to believe that these children had no parents. Rupesh gave Rs.20, which he had for canteen, to the in charge teacher and wished that he had more money to give. Malavika wanted to celebrate her birthday with these children. “I did not want to come here as I thought I would be teased but nothing of the sort happened,” gushed Tarini. Kavin and Vishnu went around showing the cocoon which they got from the badam tree. Roshini was busy thinking about the calf. Hope all these impressions doesn’t  wither away with time (even my very silent Harish was showing his house to everyone on our way back). They were all impressed by the way the children were looking after themselves and understood the value of not wasting food. Now-a-days less prompting is needed to make them finish their food and keep the class clean. It is a positive sign !


   

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