While interviewing Richa ma’am, we found out many interesting things about her!
Here is what we talked about…
SBSmag: Where were you born?
Ma’am: I was born in Delhi, at Safdarjung Hospital.
SBSmag: Please describe your childhood.
Ma’am: I lived in a joint family, and my father was in the army so we travelled a lot. It was a pleasant childhood!
SBSmag: Describe your school life.
Ma’am: I was bad at sports, but did well in studies. I liked my 3rd grade teacher the most. I wasn’t good at singing, and she used to encourage me to sing.
SBSmag: Describe your dreams and how you became a teacher.
Ma’am: I wanted to do research and development in physics for fiber optics and lasers, and I took the GATE exam. But then, I worked as a teacher for one year to save money for higher education and I loved it so much that I decided to continue!
SBSmag: Describe your college experience for us.
Ma’am: I was in college for five years at DU. I was part of the food committee, and we once had a strike due to the bad food. We used to have midnight feasts for which we used to save food from the morning. We once burnt a school while cooking some food! (laughs)
SBSmag: Which places have you lived in?
Ma’am: My family and I have lived in Allhabad, Chandhigar, Udhampur, and here as well!
SBSmag: Have you taught the IB before?
Ma’am: Yes, I have!
SBSmag: What kinds of students do you like?
Ma’am: I like hard working and curious students, and also those who are naughty. (laughs)
SBSmag: What kind of school do you like?
Ma’am: A school with easy camaraderie, low student- teacher ratio, and a good working atmosphere.
SBSmag: What are three things that you would like to change about this school?
Ma’am: Firstly, the location—it is too far from my house! Also, the size of the field, which I think should be bigger, and the sizes of the labs!
SBSmag: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what are the things you would like to have with you?
1. Any book, something historical maybe.
2. Friends and family.
3. An internet connection.
SBSmag: Do you like the school food?
Ma’am: I suppose I like it 80% of the time; 20% I don’t due to personal preferences.
SBSmag: Which shows do you watch?
Ma’am: Mainly Big Bang Theory and Animal Planet.
SBSmag: What do you like?
Ma’am: I love festivals—except for the chaos of Holi; I love travelling—I love Goa and Malaysia and I want to see Rome, Egypt, and Moscow—
I like vacations, and love movies, especially action and detective ones. I also like the ocean series.
SBSmag: Did you follow the Olympics?
Ma’am: Yes, I did follow the Olympics.
Thank you for your time, ma’am!
Sukrit and Shivang