Adopted 10/31/03, he had heart worms, shaggy hair for a schnauzer that never grew correctly and the biggest ears that earned him the nickname ‘bat dog’. He had the biggest heart, such a puppy full of love. He smelled like fish. He was quiet and squirmish, you had to earn his trust, and when he tipped over the garbage in the kitchen he used to sort out the trash into little organized piles and then sleep in the middle.
My dog Mozy passed away this afternoon. He was old, and we were prepared for it, so the news didnt really faze me until i spoke the words ‘Mozy passed away’ while on the phone woth my best friend. It felt so final. Even if arguably I was able to say my goodbyes I wasnt ready for this. Im happy it was peaceful for him though. Good night Mozy, I love you, you ragamuffin pooch.
It is an unusual school in an unusual location and is run by an unusual teacher.
Rajesh Kumar is a shopkeeper by profession but spends hours every morning teaching around 80 children from the poorest of the poor in India’s capital.
The 43-year-old visited the construction of the Delhi transit station a few years ago and was disturbed by the sight of many children playing at the site instead of attending school.
When he questioned the parents working at the sites they all said there were no schools in the vicinity and no one cared.
Consequently, his open-air class room was born - between pillars and beneath the tracks of the Delhi transit system, known as the Metro.
Every few minutes a train passes above, the children unperturbed by its sounds.
There are no chairs or tables and the children sit on rolls of polystyrene foam placed on the rubble.
Three rectangular patches of wall are painted black and used as a blackboard.
Anonymous donors have contributed cardigans, books, shoes and stationery for the children, as their parents cannot afford them.
One unnamed individual sends a bag full of biscuits and fruit juice for the pupils every day - another incentive for the children to turn up for their studies.
Why do movies show “nerdy girls” as carrying a billion books, and then portray them as physically weak? If a girl can carry the harry potter series, the lotr trilogy, and all of her textbooks then she can probably lift the protagonist football star and throw him across the football field