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How The Magic Began!

  A long time ago, a young girl turned 13. “A great age to be,” everyone said. “What’s so great about it?” she wondered, “I am the same….no change from 12 and a half to 13.” “Oh, you don’t know,” they said. “13 is a magical year! Things happen!” they whispered mysteriously.” But the girl shook her head and smiled.…

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How I became a teacher

I was all of fourteen. It was the 5th of September, 1979, Teacher’s Day. I was in the tenth standard and as usual the teachers had gone for a picnic, leaving us, the tenth standard students to run the school. I was in charge of the kindergarten. I had been told to ensure that all the kids wrote down the…

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Anmol

The phone shrills. I smile as I pick it up. It is a call I have been expecting. “Sunita, please speak to your student,” says Anuja, Anmol’s mother as soon as I picked up the phone. “He refuses to even have his breakfast without talking to you.” “I was going to call in a while. I thought it was too…

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