Wednesday, 5 September 2007

A Tribute to my Teachers

I finally decided to start my very own blog on Teachers’ Day with a tribute to all my teachers who have taught me … some of whom I’m still in touch with & some with whom I’m not. I enjoyed my time in all the institutions that I’ve attended so far but topmost in my mind are the days that I spent in the school where I spent 12 years of my life, QMS. I loved & was loved in return by most of the teachers in QMS … some who bear special mention here are Mrs SB (taught us maths & physics), Mrs RD (English teacher), Miss RD (english teacher), Mrs. PM (geography teacher), Ms. MB and of course last but never the least Mr. AP (taught us physics). Mr. AP came into our lives like a drop of water on very parched earth … him being our first male teacher in an all-girls convent. :) (Others who’ve studied in all-girls convents would surely understand this sentiment.) But good things are never to be for a long time & he left our school after being there for a little more than a year. I still remember our rather tuneless though completely heartfelt rendition of “Sir, we love you” at his farewell. Of course our adulation of AP didn’t go down very well with Mrs.J, our chemistry teacher – a devout catholic & a strict disciplinarian. Oh, Mrs. RD was extremely cute … a petite lady with a fervor for teaching us “good” English. Strangely enough she used to mark our exam papers with a green pen instead of the usual red and oh my god… one could scarcely make out our writing in those papers given the amount of corrections she would make. Now that’s a very long sentence that I wrote & I’m sure that RD would have chided me saying “your tail doesn’t know what your head wants to say!!!” Oh she was a joy but alas I have no idea where she’s now. Ms. MB was & still is a fun loving person who used to take a leading role in all our excursions. She was also the one to sing & dance the hardest at the Children’s day function that the teachers used to put up for us. Mrs SB was always like a pal. I used to bunk my dance classes (which I absolutely hated) and go to the lab to chat with her provided, of course, Mrs. J & Mrs. N (biology teacher) were absent from the lab.

My favourite teacher during my +2 days in LH was undoubtedly our Bengali teacher, Mrs.SB. Chemistry classes used to be a laugh riot given all the faux pas that Dr. G used to make. And of course, Mrs K was a very cute, rotund little lady under whose tutelage I somehow learnt to like biology.
Once in college, teacher’s day ceased to be such an important function but the memories of the skits, songs and dances performed by the teachers in both QMS and LH still fondly linger in my memory. I have left out many names in this tribute but I salute all the teachers who have taught me and wish them all a very happy Teachers’ Day.

14 comments:

Ranjan said...

Much admired. Very significant to have been launched on teacher's day.

Mystic Margarita said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! :) What a lovely post! Brought back so many wonderful memories. Btw, Miss RD - why can't I place her? Am I losing my mind?And since you mentioned Mr. AP, what about Mr. RM? :) Of course, he might not have been your favorite, unlike a certain friend of ours whose name starts with M! ;) LOL Hope you will be posting regularly - I'll be looking forward to reading more.

Piscean Angel said...

Ranjan: Thank u. :)

MM: Thanks a lot. Am not as lucid as u, for sure, but am hoping to improve with time. :) Ohhh, Miss RD taught us for only a couple of months. A tall, slim lady with specs... she used to make us practice our debating skills too in eng class. Does that ring a bell???

Kiran said...

Jodi tor daak shune keo na aashe tobe ekla chalo re....

Jodi keo katha na koi jodi sabai thake much firaye sabai kore bhoye..

Tobe poran khule o-tui much fute tor moner katha ekla bolo re....

hehehehe.. aami to ektaa garib aadmi...;-) aur jyada kya likhe??
Welcome and congrats for a nice nostalgic post...
Kiran...

Anonymous said...

v good first effort.u reminded me of my own wonderful wonderful school days.keep it up.i am looking forward to future postings

Anonymous said...

wow !!! just brought back all the school memories to my frozen brain ...incld the one our mystic margarita mentioned.....keep updating the blog:)

Piscean Angel said...

Kiran: Thanks. And nice try at bengali. :)

Anon1: Thanks a lot.

Anon2: Hmmm... well,well... how did I forget Mr. RM ??? Don't need to think too hard, I guess. :) Thanks & will surely try to be regular.

kiran said...

nice entry - though you seem to have liked all your teachers. not a smidgeon of dislike there for even one, not even one???hmm...some people...:D

nice post, though - and at the risk of sounding rather sappy, took me back to my school days and the teachers who entered my life, sometimes all too briefly, sometime equally all too long. ;) :D

welcmoe to the blogosphere...keep it up!

Piscean Angel said...

Kiran ... I guess after all these years u tend to remember only those people that u liked. ;)

Mystic Margarita said...

tagged you. :)

deep said...

hmmm.. this post made me to go back to those wonderful years :-)

Good to know that you are in touch with the teachers..

Welcome to the world of blogging..;-)

keep writing

Piscean Angel said...

Deep: Thanks a lot.

c said...

were our good old days. our picnics, talent contests and of course hiding behind the pillars to bunk dance classes. A lovely tribute.

Piscean Angel said...

Yeah, they sure were the good old days. Thanks,c. :)