Paritosh (name changed to maintain confidentiality) and I had just finished greeting each other and had parted ways. A few seconds later I was told he was sitting on the stairs refusing to budge. I walked up to him and asked him what the matter was, he replied, “Aunty, I’m feeling unconscious.” He seemed physically fine but kept repeating it several times. I asked him if I should call the ambulance to take him to the classroom to which he nodded in agreement. So I called for two senior students who were kind enough to serve as our emergency ambulance. They reported that he was perfectly fine and was just acting to be sick. I went to his classroom to make sure our patient was comfortable. He was at the back of the classroom, refusing to take his seat. When he saw me he said he was feeling unconscious and couldn’t sit in his place. Since he requested for a doctor I escorted him to our in-house specialist who has years of experience dealing with a wide range of patients our very own Dr. Rita James : ) Continue reading
We celebrate this day with great zeal every year. This year was no exception. There was an array of programs to display and remind us of the untold sacrifices of the fighters of freedom, the patriotism of Indians and we filled the air with music that echoed the joys of freedom and patriotism. Continue reading
This was an experience I had around two years back when I was newly appointed in Asha Kiran as a staff member.
All the children travelling by the school bus would respond to my greeting each morning except this little boy with autism was sitting by the window on the last seat of the bus. Every time I greeted him he would look straight through me as if he was oblivious of my presence. This continued for a couple of weeks. Continue reading