Friday, March 5, 2010


It was social studies that day and Chitti was scared. He learnt 20 questions by heart and went to school. The first question was about Himalayas. He had learnt that question better than the others. But suddenly his memory failed. He wrote the opening paragraph at the start of the page and the last point at the end. He sat there trying to recollect the rest of the nine points. He remembered none. He finished the rest of the questions, submitted and left. The week after, Gupta miss gave out papers. She had given him full five marks for the question. Chitti was bothered. He showed his paper to Gupta miss. She was about to cancel the marks but then said, “I will give you two marks. Thanks for being honest”. Chitti went home proud that day.

Background picture courtesy: Sudeendra Chitta