22 January 2012

Kodak camera

Day before yesterday, as I was sipping tea during the office teabreak, I happened to read a news report on the financial situation of Eastman Kodak Limited. Though I and numerous photography enthusiasts like me may not have anything do with the company, the report took me back to my middle school days when my father gave a kodak box camera as compensation to the assistance which I rendered when he worked as an examiner for State Board Examinations (he used to mark students' answer sheets and I used to add the marks after he finished marking).

The gift came at a time when `Kannan', my most favourite childrens' magazine, carried a series of articles on how to take good photographs. This paved the way for a very interesting hobby, which I continued pursuing until the late '90s when I returned from South Africa. I used this box camera to take my first ever photograph.

Though I moved on to better cameras such as Agfa buffer type (which my father had used earlier) and then to smaller cartridge cameras, my first camera is unforgettable.

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I am a retired K-12 Education Management Professional. I have worked at different levels in K-12 school systems, textbook publishing, elearning and Education NGOs. I have held memberships in The Association for Science Education (UK), American Association of Physics Teachers and The Malaysian Institute of Physics. I hold a 1st class B Sc Degree in Physics followed by B Ed [English and Physical Science] and M A [Childcare and Education] degrees. My published works include 59 articles in teacher development magazines in India and the US and a book entitled `Creative Classrooms and Child Friendly Schools' (listed in Amazon). This book is almost an anecdotal account of my professional experience in six countries (including Cambodia where I worked as Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Youth And Sports). I served as mentor in the Certificate of Teaching Mastery Program offered by Teachers Without Borders.