Right from my childhood, I’ve always dreamt of becoming a teacher by profession. I’ve always had the feeling that moving around with young brains always makes me feel young too. I could even relate my younger kid Karthik being more active when compared to my calm elder one Vignesh, to the fact that I was working at SRM Engineering College for the entire term I was pregnant. I used to always be among the cheerful students and that had a very positive impact on the baby inside me too! Coming to the point of writing this particular blog is that, during the past one week, I suddenly came across three or four students to whom I’ve taken classes at SRM almost some 8 to 10 years back. The other day, after having a tough time to go all the way upto Maduranthagam(around 130 kms up and down from Chennai) for a wedding, me and two of my friends were dining at Vasantha Bhavan, Tambaram. A guy was glaring at me for quite some time, and suddenly he came and wished me and started talking fluently about those days at SRM where I had taken him First Year Maths classes. I was very happy to meet and was quite moved too, when he spoke about those days at college. Two days later, something similar happened while I was traveling by train to Tambaram. I met a girl who did B.Arch at SRM. Generally, teaching Maths to Architecture students had always been a nightmare as they were mostly weak in that subject. This particular batch I took it as a challenge to bring them up and had done innumerable extra classes. This girl called Ramya Moorthy started talking about those days, where even their lunch period was not spared by me. But the hard work that we all had put then paid us all very well, and that batch was one of the best batches to have very good results in Maths. It had been very heartening to meet my old students…I love my profession!!
Hurray!! It is not even 10 months since I got a Maruti A-star, silver gray colour…And it has covered 10,000 kms and the best part is that it has been 99.99% of the time, me behind the wheels…
Loved every bit of it, my dearest companion A-star!! I know recall those days the same time last year, when I hadn’t even made up my mind as to which car would be my next car after driving the entry level Maruti 800. We had got my Maruti 800 in September 2005 and it was already 5 years old, and had driven more than 80,000 kms.
I had a few cars in mind like Chevy Beat, VW Polo, Ford Figo etc. Went for a test drive of Beat. Suddenly my husband said, why not we check with the latest cars from Maruti like Ritz or the New Wagon R etc. I half-heartedly agreed to it and went to our regular Maruti dealer ABT Maruti Guindy. There was a bright Sunlight Orange A-star car in the demo section. I loved the first look of it and started reading reviews about the car. On the day of test drive, it was a full packed car, as I was behind the wheels, the sales person seated next to me, and my husband, Vythi and our two kids were at the back. I never drive the car when my husband is next to me or inside the car that I drive.. That nervousness killed me to the core, and I found it extremely difficult to drive the A-star in spite of the fact that it was a more sophisticated car when compared to the one that I owned.
I had a big frown in my face and wasn’t even sure whether I should go for A-star. Vythi was clear that I wasn’t able to drive peacefully in his presence and hence asked me to test drive all by myself. That really made a difference!! I loved the feel of the car, its interiors, the super good dashboard and to top them all, the big smily in the front of the car…I fell in love with the car and we decided to go for it.
It was on August 27th 2010, we got our car and till date, it has been my favourite companion. I’ve driven through most of the roads in Chennai and its suburbs. Five stars to you my dear A-star!!