Anyway, this is Garima’s page and I am veering away from the topic. She was one of the students on duty and she said something to the effect of, “You can keep your bag there.” Whatever it was, she spoke in English. At that time I had just arrived from Lucknow, and in KV, Aliganj spoken English was as taboo as talking to girls in KV Bareilly. To hear someone in KV speak in English as a natural means of communication was somewhat astounding for the village idiot in me. At the time however, I was terribly impressed. An impression which lasted with me, with regards to both the school and Garima. Garima is presently, as of August, in Delhi. I have maintained correspondence via mail (the type which requires stamps to be affixed on little packets known as envelopes) as she does not have access to the internet. Today, the 30th of November, happens coincidentally to be her birthday.
P.S. That was more for my own memory than the reader's