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With my son home for a short break, we’ve been reminiscing quite a lot as we enjoy conversations. My folks always tease me about my penchant for remembering all sorts of things. So many memories! ​We were talking about my school days and this is something he always finds amusing. From first grade to tenth grade, I studied in five schools across three cities. Each one was a major learning experience—not to mention a culture shock. Perhaps my happiest move was after my sixth grade from a boarding school. After the academic year was up, I couldn’t wait to join my folks in a different city. I was going to live with my Grandma, Mom and Uncle (mom’s bro)—my three most favorite people in the world. I was going to start seventh grade in a school about eight kilometers away. This involved traveling by bus from our place to the railway…

I’ve been doing so much so fast over the past few days that I’ve often felt a bit lost. Maybe overwhelmed. Either way, freaked out. And I am not even sure why I remembered this particular story my Grandma, and then my Mom would tell me rather often. Of course I enjoyed it, more for the narrator than the actual story. I probably remembered it because Krishna Janmashtami was last week and I was thinking of how we’d always celebrated it, and how, this year, we kept it rather low key since our own Krishna was away. So, as I went to bed last night, it just sat in my head. I thought I’d let it out and perhaps you’ll enjoy it too. What is funny is, I realized that it is possible to tweak it to any circumstance you want. A story of faith Once there was a little…

I went to Christian schools and Christmas was a great time we all looked forward to. The beautiful nativity scene with twinkling fairy lights and the fabulous Christmas Tree we helped decorate, were a delight to behold. We enjoyed practicing singing carols throughout the month. The first school I went to – Little Flowers – had kindergarten to Grade IV at the time. For about two weeks before Christmas, the teachers and assistants were hard at work, making handmade giveaways for the 200-odd kids in the school. Yes – Phew! They made little Santa Claus cut outs and colored them. These were stuck onto little square trays made of cardboard. One of the teachers would be busy baking cakes for the big day. The “Santa” trays were then filled with a piece of cake, chocolates, pencils, erasers and covered with a pretty handkerchief, fixed to the tray with a safety…

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