Grandma's Tales

September 22, 2006

Virtually Yours

Filed under: Uncategorized — Geeta Padmanabhan @ 9:47 pm


Hi everyone,

I’m joining the blogforce today. As I step in, I am reminded of the first time I entered a classroom as a student-teacher working toward a B Ed. degree. That was years ago in a Mumbai school. The Professor who was supervising the lesson sat at the rear. I looked at him for some form of assurance, even an inane remark like, “You can start now”. He kept staring intently at the blank performance review sheet in front of him. But my nervousness lasted just a minute or two. I had a lot to say and there was so little time! Here was a “captive” audience and I loved the sound of my voice! My degree came with a gold medal and my teaching career continues today.

I may not hear my voice here, but I still have a lot to say. Let me start with a blog of thanks. Thank you Basab Pradhan, for tempting me into this mid-night world. Your words, “You shouldn’t just be covering the Blogcamp (Chennai), you should be blogging!” still ring in my ears. Thank you guys at the camp for insisting that I start a grammar blog. I would have given you grammar lessons anywhere, on e-mail, at a hotel lobby, in the street, but I see your point. Geography demands I do it on these posts. And thank you, Rajesh Kumar, a very big one this time, for setting this up. Yours is a rare kind of help – doing what is needed without embarrassing the person you help.

Hope we have a good time!




  1. Geeta,

    Congratulations on taking the plunge. You won’t regret it and your readers will be delighted. That’s a win-win if I ever saw one.


    Comment by Basab — September 23, 2006 @ 9:30 am | Reply

  2. Geetaji, My motive in helping you was very simple(and selfish!).I wanted to know a place where I can read you for sure. This medium and you fit like hand and glove.

    Comment by Rajesh — September 23, 2006 @ 12:29 pm | Reply

  3. Welcome Aboard Buddy (Geetaji…:)) I’ll be going through your blog regularly. I’ll add you in my blogroll. Thanks for letting me know about it.

    Comment by Paresh — October 20, 2006 @ 7:27 pm | Reply

  4. Hi Paresh,
    It’s so good to see you here. I know you’re wondering about this “Geetaji” but Rajesh, I guess, won’t have it otherwise. I should tell him Navin Gulia’s comment about this. He said, “Better call her Geeta. She is quite capable of punching you in the nose if you don’t!”

    Comment by Geeta Padmanabhan — October 20, 2006 @ 8:42 pm | Reply

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