14 January, 2010
I am a great story teller! You name the matter and I would have a story to go with that. My kids, when exasperated of listening to all the stories that I would begin with, would say, “Why don’t you tell all these stories to your students in the class who would not only listen to these stories but appreciate you as well!” And as an aside would add, “the poor souls wouldn’t have a choice!” They were right. I told so many stories to my students for all these twenty three years at this Institute and loved every second of my life when I was teaching then in my own unique way by telling stories and anecdotes,
But there were some nefarious designs going on behind my back and they were planning to do away with my job at the place where they on-the-surface talk, no shout for inculcating “human values” and “Global brotherhood” and in the month of June 2009 declared me “Unfit to be a faculty of the Institute”! The biggest dilemma that I had at that point was that who would listen to my stories! My children were big and grownups and busy in their own world and the world that listened to my stories was snatched away from me. But as I have said so many times in my posts God balances everything in our life and He is more worried to provide us with what we need then even we our self are! So it was the great blessing of God to make me a Nani in same very month of June, 2009! Can you think of any other such situation where the God sends you His benediction exactly at the time when you need it desperately.
During the past year I saw and felt very closely how the designs of the Almighty work where we all are mere players. And the best part of whole episode is that my grandson is son to one of our alumni joins all the dots together giving it a shape!
So these days I am telling stories to my grandson and in a way am still connected to my student and by writing all these stories try connecting to all other students who, scattered in different parts of the world, might while reading these posts listen to “my story”!