For the past 5 years I have been attending the Meenakshi Temple Vedic Heritage School, a Sunday school about my Hindu faith. Every year, we end with a year end performance. For the past 4 years we have been doing skits on the various topics we were learning, but this year, as the graduating class, we felt that we were a little to old for juvenile skits with confused tourists, flying purses and arrogant restaurant owners. And so we decided to make presentation about the Bhagavad Gita, one of the main Hindu scriptures, considered to be a direct conversation between God and man. The presentation went well and I think that this process of having to teach others has taught us more than anyone else. Hopefully, I will implement some of these things that I preached…Beyond that, I think we have a knack for taking everything lightly, a little too lightly and then performing perfectly. Our “preparation” included discussing pranks to be conducted during our presentation, randomly blasting loud music, and a few (futile) attempts at having a serious practice run. We did decide to try the a prank, a loud, sudden outburst of A. R. Rahman’s Jai Ho, but thanks to a certain somebody and their (lack of) organizing skill coupled with an extremely indecisive group (including myself), it didn’t work out very well, but it was still worth it. In the end though, we will look back at these moments and these people when we stroll down memory lane for whatever reason and silently chuckle to ourselves (or so I’m told). I would like to thank all of my classmates for making this (the whole VHS experience) one my favorite experiences and I want to thank our teacher for volunteering to become utterly annoyed over non-cooperative children every other Sunday.
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