Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Mansi and Lata Posted by Picasa

Navrathri Golu at Lata's residence Posted by Picasa

Thank you Malini and Mansi

I am so grateful to all you people. The world is getting better and India has definitely arrived.

Malini spent her last Sunday with the Mentees in buying them an additional set of uniforms. She was concerned about them having to wear and wash their only set of uniforms everyday.

Mansi through her friends and contacts arranged 5 kilos of rice for more than 50 families whose houses have been flooded by the sudden rains in Chennai.

I was speaking to Anitha the other day and telling her the plight of kids of Rotary Nagar, her immediate response was, "..could I do something?".

I am sure the others are doing equally wonderful things. Please talk about it. We would be very happy to hear them.

I am uploading the photographs of Navrathri Golu at Lata's place. If any of you have some photographs to share. Please send it to me. I would have it uploaded.


Monday, October 17, 2005

Hello friends

Hello Friends

Got some happy news to share.
My mentee Baby Shalini who is in Std xi has secured the first rank in the recent exams.
Gave me a lot of happiness to hear about it. the efforts were all hers 100%.
She has done this in spite of her eye problem which water and puff up often.
Her sister Dhanalakshmi- in the VIII Std- has also done well securing the 6th rank.
And all this under extreme poverty. What strength and perseversence.
I glad that an opportunity has given to me to be a very small part of their lives.
May God Bless and Guide them.


Sunday, October 16, 2005


Amidst all the navarathri hustle-bustle, meeting people and sweets galore one guest made it even more special for me. Yes it was Latha. I always knew that she would accept my invitation and drop in for the golu but I was really touched with the gesture that she showed by gifting me a doll for my golu collection. We spent a good one hour chatting like old friends and discussing golu. Of course it did not end here, she also invited me to her place for golu.

Honestly speaking, I was amazed to see the effort that everyone in Latha's family had taken to set up the golu. And true to the Indian spirit the golu was complete with a cricket display. Latha and her family went out of their way to make Sriram and me comfortable.

By the way, encouraged by the effort that Anitha has taken to teach her mentee english, i would like to start the same for Latha, who wishes to have fluency in spoken english. She's thrilled and we should probably start her coaching soon.

And last but not the least, due to the rains we thought we would help a few needy families by providing them some provisions. I asked Latha if she needed any help. And she completely blew me with her reply- she said that i should offer help to other families who are in dire needs of help and not her as they could manage. Hats off to her unselfishness. Thank you Latha.