There has been a change in the person who brings us our morning milk, newspaper, and drinking water can. Mahindran replaces Murugan, who has left to pursue engineering education at Hindustan University. He has secured admission to mechanical engineering course, says his employer Linganathan of MTS
We have many college-going youngsters on the security staff. After we wrote about Vishu I discovered two others - Manikantan and Ramesh - pursuing studies in computer science in local colleges. They opt for night shift - 7 p m to 7 a m - to be able to attend classes as day scholars. Vishnu is doing undergraduate course in business administration. But then it takes more than a college degree for one to find a job in business administration. Vishnu is acutely conscious of his limitations in soft skills and English communication.
When we first wrote about Vishnu in CommonFloor a couple of residents - Mr Sriraj and Mr Jeyagopu - welcomed a suggestion that we set up a volunteer group to mentor the likes of Vishnu on our house-keeping and security staff.