India 2013

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India

When I was an AB examiner I did many tours abroad for them, until I became persona non grata. These were usually to South East Asia, meaning, more precisely, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

Another Asian country I visited was India. Beginning in the southern region of Kerela, there were also exams in Kodaikanal, Ootacamund, Chennai, Bangalore and finally, after a flight up north, Delhi.

Perhaps this experience has been partly responsible for TCL’s offering me examining work in Mumbai (Bombay) this autumn. The session lasts for five weeks; I shall be going on Friday 15 November and returning on Friday 20 December. Naturally, I am pleased to be considered for this so soon after joining their examining panel and, if nothing else, at least I shall be a lot warmer than I will be here.

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Mumbai from the air

I had already set aside three weeks for examining in any case, so I don’t expect there to be too much disruption of the normal teaching schedule.

In order to allow everyone to have their proper complement of lessons I am extending the term to go up to Monday 23 December, including the day before (Sunday). I will also be available between Christmas and New Year (as always) to make up any missing lessons and to give lessons to anyone who wants them at that time.

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Sacred Heart Convent School, Yercaud

Sacred Heart Convent School, Yercaud

And here’s an update. Shortly after finding out about this trip, an extension of two weeks was made. So now I shall be leaving home on Friday 1 Novmber, still to return on 20 December. This extra fortnight will be spent examining mainly in theĀ  Station of Yercaud, in the Southern region of Tamil Nadu.

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