Phyllis, yes, there is someone that outranks and is powerful, I call him the king, the king loves the truth and goodness, so, that man cannot do much harm. But I care that he even attempted to harm and nearly got away with it.
Shows how vulnerable single women are in this country. I wanted to bring that out by recounting this experience.
Taking a few classes at the law college felt good. It is not a college, it is a national university. The students that come there are thoroughly screened. So I got a great bunch and it was a pleasure discussing things like Discourse Analysis, deconstruction, syntax etc. Most of all why they should study English or everything in the English language andI was amused to realize that I as a non-law person had by chance discovered something these kids knew not. That made me laugh - there isso much to learn from everyone around. The only disappointing part is that while I started a couple of topics, I never got a chance to close the loop because of their ensuing exams and hence I have had to leave with the feeling of having left something half done.
What made me really happy is that my directors were very pleased that I went. Their happiness made it all the more a pleasant experience. One of them even actually said I could go teach anytime I wanted to if I so wished to later. At first I was reluctant. I gave it up and did not want to get in there again. But I realized, at the univ level, you do not really teach anymore, you discuss stuff and leave them to take their own decisions, you simply introduce different perspectives, ideas and provide them with exercises to explore those ideas and thats that.
Besides through them you get to revisit forgotten ideas that you thought were lost from your mind forever. I thought about the project and listened to the students feedback, which makes me think, while their own teacher could continue with the major discourse in class through her lectures, I could take up the application part of the training and sit and close read world famous briefs with them and show them how DA is done.
That is if I get a chance.
Learning that Article 348 in the Indian Constitution makes it mandatory for all HC and SC proceedings, rules, regulations, statues etc to be in the english language unless otherwise specified by a state govt for some reason with the permission of the SC and the governor (and then too there has to be an English translation and records and documents HAVE to be in
English) surprised me. I hadn't known!
My book is half way through.
I start reading Ashoka this morning. I am researching his administrative ideas. For work off course, I do not get any time to read in private anymore these days. By the time I get home, complete my chores, am ready to hit the sack.
I feel stable here mentally at peace.