Loyola’s loss is All Saints’ gain. Deepa Madam had come to the school after a few years’ stint at All Saints’ College in Trivandrum. And it is to there that she will return in the morning of 4 June.
Just like every bit of succinct writing of Ashok’s, that accurately describes the facts. And as is his signature (although this time to his credit), none of the feeling.
Like a lot of people, I feel sad. It’s not because of any altruistic reason though (not ‘the school lost a good teacher, oh, what’ll happen to Lafest?’) but a rather very personal one. It’s been five years since I graduated from school. In all that time, I’ve gone back every year several times just to meet one person and now it seems that the last link has gone away. My attachment to the school derives a lot from my love for DP. She’s the one who taught me to think before I write, roped me into numerous ‘Will you do this for me?’ tasks, listened to me when I had the most trivial of problems, and talked to me about stuff other grownups wouldn’t touch. And to think she’s done this for hundreds of kids like me.
She’s the best teacher by far that I’ve had to date. No contest. I could go on about how good she is etc., but I’d rather wish her the best. Pretty sure she’ll do cool things in All Saints, which in my book is a good thing any day. 😉
 Loyola + Orkut. You’ll need a login for those links to work.