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The Scam in Junior College (Part V)

Both Gauri and Radha had long hair and went to the same dance class to learn Bharatanatyam. Gauri had told her friend when she would wear her plaits in a particular way the students would tease her Chotiwali Miss behind her back. The other teachers complained to the Staff Supervisor ...

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The Scam in Junior College (Part IV)

The editor, Mr. Swaminathan Iyer, pondered over her query on how to expose the scam. He finally said, “Radha, you go try the English teacher’s job. But I don’t want you to go alone. Take Asha along. She can try the Physical Education teacher’s job. Try not to get caught.” ...

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The Scam in Junior College (Part III)

Gauri continued, “In fact, the owner got a woman achiever award recently. She actually treats us teachers worse than dirt. To think of it, I find it ridiculous. The classroom is so stuffy. There is only one window. The students pay exorbitant fees but get benches made for primary school ...

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The Scam in Junior College (Part II)

The next day, it was Gauri’s turn to be thrown out of the college, unceremoniously after serving them for 6 months, citing the excuse that she did not have class control. When she insisted one of the office staff gave her a hand-written experience certificate, with a lot of spelling ...

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The Scam in Junior College

I wrote this story in 2013 and think this is the right time to share it with the readers of A Journalist Reveals. This is also one of the stories I wrote based on a real incident: It was November. Gauri Desai was returning home from the Acharya Kripa Junior ...

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Joke

There was a Tamil poet called Thiruvalluvar, who composed the Thirukkural. His wife was a pativrata, devoted to her husband. One day, she was drawing water from a well. At that time, Thiruvalluvar called her for some work. She told the pot of water to stay where it was until ...

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The Amnesiac! (Part X)

Radha turned with relief to see a police officer come into the room with Vishwanath and a hoard of constables. “You, ok, Radha?” Keshav and Vishwanath asked her together. “I am good. How did you get here, Vishwa?” “I heard an explosion and came out to check. All the lights ...

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The Amnesiac! (Part IX)

“Ye…,” Keshav was in time to clamp her mouth shut. But, the commotion brought one of the guards outside. He was the same man, who had seen her on the balcony of the resort, some time back! “Miss Radha Srinivasan, ace investigative reporter from The True Story, welcome. I also ...

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The Amnesiac! (Part VIII)

All the lights in and around the mansion instantly went off. As Keshav pulled her up and started running away from the point of impact, along the fence, she realized the reason behind this act. The only way they could get into the grounds was through the fence. The fence ...

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