You Moved My Life: Tributes to Teachers

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Viney Kirpal
Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 172 pages
Forty stories from accomplished CEOs, vice presidents, scientists, doctors, civil servants, writers, and educators pay tribute to the enduring influence of great teachers in this collection. Through the profiles of elementary, middle, and high school teachers as well as college professors, a portrait of a dedicated, devoted teacher emerges that eclipses individual accounts. The courage, compassion, empathy, love, and creativity that excellent teachers express inspires grateful students to bear witness to the lifelong effects of having extraordinary role models. Teachers, students, and parents will enjoy the thoughtful, touching stories in this collection.
 

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The relation between a good teacher and a good student is depicted in beautiful words and style by eminent personalities. Its just not the academics that a teacher teaches but apart from it, the students are also guided about different values and principles to live a good life.The readers may recollect their own experiences by reading this book. This is the success of the book that we as readers also can co relate our stories in real life.Though the memories are bit hazy and blur, the teachers have a long term effect on our lives. We still can recollect their teaching style, the way they used to carry the duster and books in class, the way they used to stand in front of the blackboard, the voice modulation.The scoldings as well a proud pat on the back is also remembered.
Prof.Anagha Soman
 

Contents

Part I
1
Power of Choice Lila Poonawalla
3
Father for All Seasons Gen N S Cheema
6
The Eklavya Era Sharu Rangnekar
9
OClock R KSaboo
12
Perfect Leaf R K Laxman
17
Voice Wisdom Partap Sharma
19
Principal Lesson K S Venkatachalam
32
Electricity at First Sight V VAthani
81
A Future in the Past Sushma Varma
83
A Scroll of Honour PC Shejwalkar
86
The Mathematical Comic Roop Karnani
89
A Legacy Unforgotten Rehana Ghadially
93
The Physics of Humanity Subroto Roy
96
Nobel Teacher A N Maheshwari
98
Great and Godly Kumarendra Mallick
104

The Write Angle Cyprian DSouza
34
A Lesson Learnt by Heart Ratna Khemani
37
Turning Point Padmaja P Godbole
40
Indebted for a Lifetime PS Palande
43
Above Par Gayatri Chatterjee
47
The Art of Conquering Numbers Nalini Swamidasan
51
When Teachers Become Friends Nandita Saikia
54
To Sir with Love S KSavanur
57
Irreverently Ever Yours Anjali Ray
59
A Habit of Benevolence Geeta Sundar
63
No Short Corners Arnavaz Damania
66
Passing the Torch On Ashok Kelkar
68
Part II
75
A Prayer for Talib Amrik Singh
77
Lady Pacific Devika Bose
110
That Touch of Brightness Kudlu Chithprabha
114
Literary Blessing Shridhar B Gokhale
118
Potter among Pupils Viney Kirpal
122
Some Reminiscences of My Teachers S Nagarajan
129
Investment of a Lifetime Sampat Singh
143
Net Gain A A MutalikDesai
147
When Saints Walk the EarthPGJoshi
152
Coffee with Archie Ingrid Arnesen
156
The Excavation of a True Mind Sugandha Johar
159
Perfect Music Gayatri Moorthy
162
About the Contributors
165
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About the author (2004)

Prof Dr (Ms) Viney Kirpal is executive president of the Global Research Education and Training (GREAT) Foundation. She is a former professor of humanities and social sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology–Bombay.

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