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It was during 1985 summer holidays, right after my tenth standard exams. There was plenty of time and there was nothing much to do. After talking to a few friends, I decided to learn how to type from a nearby institute. At the institute there were about a dozen Remington typewriters. People can sign up for an hourly session during the weekdays. It was to cost Rs 30/month. I was assured that I can learn how to type and even appear for a “lower” test within two months. I was excited. All I had to do was get my dad’s approval….

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Nelapogula Upper Primary School

by Sahadev Komaragiri


Nelapogula is a small village that is about 100 kilometers from Hyderabad and about an hour’s drive from Warangal. It is part of the Jangaon town in Warangal district in the newly carved state of Telangana. I had the opportunity of visiting this village three times in the last few months. Each of my visits landed me at an Upper Primary School run by the state Government.

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Four schools in three days

by Sahadev Komaragiri

This 2nd week of July 2016  I had the unique privilege of visiting 4 government schools in Hyderabad. I visited several government schools in the past, but this time it is very special. These schools are supported by the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives of a major multinational that has a very strong community outreach programme. It is very heartwarming to note the generosity of the teachers and principals of these schools. I will cite a few examples.

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