It was a morning of surprises on Tuesday, 8th November, the first day of Bookaroo in the City 2011.
Accompanied by Shashank Tewari, a courteous and articulate student volunteer from Delhi University, I set off at 8 a.m. for a storytelling session in the AGCR Kendriya Vidyalaya in East Delhi.
The first surprise was that we reached in an hour, instead of the anticipated one and a half to two hours.
The second surprise was that the school was not expecting us! There had been a breakdown in communication somewhere along the way. Luckily the problem proved to be a minor one and was soon sorted out.
The third and most pleasant surprise was that most of the bright and cheerful kids of classes 2 and 3, that I told stories to, regularly heard stories from their parents or grandparents. This warmed my heart!
We had a lively session and I left, feeling happy that Paplu the Giant and Two Brave Rabbits had made the acquaintance of more children!