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That First Day of School

That first day of school Vidya Sury

I would be a liar if I said I didn’t miss the excitement of the first day of school. I am not referring to the very first time my two-and-a-half-year-old stepped into playschool, and jauntily walked off, quite happy to see all the toddlers milling around, leaving a very teary-eyed me at the gate. I remember looking back every two steps as I walked back home, as if expecting to see his reproachfully sad face urging me to take him…

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Back to school. My First Job. Vidya Sury.

Back To School

My first job was back to school! I graduated in 1983 and until the exam results were out, I was at a loose end, but impatient to get a job. As a single parent, I’d seen my Mother struggle…