Yes the पाठशाला !
It was a part of the Corporate Social Initiative.
We could Volunteer to teach the children of a Municipal( government) School, extra classes. I signed up long time back....But just never tunrned up for any meeting ... Basically Bunk.. ;)
Finally last fortnight I got in touch, took out the days when I would teach ( maths , ya thats what I could). I asked for the book (seventh Grade .. no Problem)
Aha!!॥ then the Surprise happened.. बीटा तुम्हे हिंदी या मराठी में पढना होगा !!( you need to teach in hindi or marathi)
Having done my Schooling from a convent and a non english medium skool from Chandigarh, yeah Marathi was out!!
and Hindi!!! Gawk!!! ( ok I know my hindi essays carried more spelling mistakes that the essay marks could afford, But I knew Hindi!!!) I Thought to myself.. lets see..
and then it happened, The Book!! in hindi..
Geometry (आयत , त्रिभुज , त्रिकोने , चाप .... आ आ एयो !!!)
Well this is what my studnets have taught me... ( hee !! Hee!)
After a few classes I am in the flow, But God!!
But let me tell you, It can be really challenging teaching, these SMART Alecs...!!
The smart Ass Political collegues around u in office look puny infront of these tiny -sweet looking mosnters, who wanna take ur pants off for the hell of it!!
हां! हां !
किन्तु मज़ा आया दो तीन अभ्यास पढ़ाने के बाद! अब कुत्च लगता है कि हमे भी कुत्च तो आता है , और हां कुत्च सीख भी रहे है !!