I’ve moved out of the Shastri’s home and I am currently staying at the Brigade Apartment Complex in the twin building of the Murthys.
I went with the TFS people today to a wealthy private school in JP Nagar to initiate a Green Club. There were 80 or so children for 120 minutes and so a bit difficult to engage. The private school kids tend to be the worst behaved.
Wednesday we went to RV Public School to conduct an eye screening. I immediately became anxious about the atmosphere there—attitude from teachers, confusion about venue, poorly behaved students, etc… We then found out after lunch that it wasn’t even a government-funded school. We had the weekly meeting at Ajitashri for 2 ½ hours. We each shared an update and plan before the group.
Thursday morning I was due to meet Anand at Rajajeshwari School in Srinivasanagar at 10:30 AM. At 11:20 AM I decided to find a payphone (still no cell phone). He had two-wheeler difficulties and so came by auto. We met with the principal and doctor about Doctors at School.
We set 7 or 8 July as a date for the parental Q&A, etc… Afterward, we went to Ajitashri and realized there was nothing to be done there. (I did pick up my passport-size photos.) I walked to the clinic and typed up a letter to the hospital asking for surgery at a reduced price for one of their patients. A 16- (or 19-) year old needed open heart surgery! I walked back, getting blisters from shoes and had lunch at Shanti Sagar (Hot & Sour Soup and Aloo Parotha).
Class on Spoken English instruction began late–-long and quasi-helpful. Dinner in Jayanagar 4th Block with summer interns. An Italian restaurant name Pascucci’s which promoted ‘Free Wi-fi’ (didn’t happen). I had spaghetti and (chicken) meatballs. It was spicy but not that great. (Nausea in middle of the night.) I’ve decided not to eat non-veg for the rest of the time. Dessert was delicious though. I had a piece of cake called a B52.