The last year in kindergarten

Taking stock of the entire academic year gone by sounds like a tough task but doing so before Pari starts her next session is all the more important. No matter how faded my memory of the events of past year might be, it is definitely vivid when compared to, say ten or perhaps five years …

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Jittery Nerves

The day the school reopened after summer holidays, Pari brought home a circular about a recitation competition in a week's time and the elimination round in 2 days. In the Internet age, finding a poem matching the guidelines isn't tough. But while making the final choice like always I consulted Pari as to which one …

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Gifts

While the debate on bribing kids against rewarding them only for good behavior seems to have no end, I am going to touch upon gifts in an all together new reference in this post. Last month, post Holi was Pari's progress report day. She was due to receive the report of her performance in the …

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Awkwardness -6

This post is part of a series of incidents I have had with a parent at my child's school bus-stop. If you're new to this blog, please read the earlier parts here for better understanding. “I am an inexhaustible source of awkwardness.” ~ Milena Veen The candy saga lasted for around 40 days and that's when …

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Awkwardness -5

This is the 5th chapter in the series of awkward interactions that have occurred with Nina's father at the bus stop.

Awkwardness – 3

This series is unusually growing longer, much to my dislike. I had wished for things to change for better sooner or later, but nothing much has changed in the past six months. Nina hasn't warmed up and neither has her father. Though Pari and Nina do happily interact ( however limited it is ) during …

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Awkwardness -2

Please read my earlier post, Awkwardness, to understand what has been going on so far. As time ticked past, the ice between Pari, her bus friends and Nina slowly started melting. They started having fun during their ride to and from school. Though Nina's father still wasn't friendly with us, but since the kids had …

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School Diary – VIII

Please read the previous chapters of Pari's school diary before continuing for better understanding. This Monday was determined to be special and a turning point in our lives, with Pari starting her kindergarten in a new school. The new school I had picked for Pari, had ticked off most boxes on my mental list of …

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