The children have learnt how to play chess. And one relearns Ludo with them. Now there are many things which they know. Spellings. Multiplication tables. They sit at Crosswords and spend many lovely hours reading.
“How many games will you win if I play with you,” a potential employer had once asked the young job-seeker. “All” he had replied. They played three games and he won all three, and also got a job. That is their Bharat Mama (now doing IT in New Jersey) who taught them to play chess. Lucky to have such a brilliant person introduce them to Chess.
“Who knows multiplication tables till 20” my class 4 teacher in St.Vincent’s Pune had once asked us. Only two of us knew them and I was one of them. Now Sahil, studying in third standard said he could tell the tables till twenty. I could not…
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