Twenty former students of a boarding school share a part of their lives in the form of stories, anecdotes, tributes, and memoirs that they had once lived as the children of the residential school they grew up in.
In the anthology ACORNS, twenty former students of a boarding school share a part of their lives in the form of stories, anecdotes, tributes, and memoirs that they had once lived as the children of the residential school they grew up in. From remembrances of the food served in the hostel to pangs of first love, tales of ghostly encounters and memorable matches, the variety of stories tickle and tempt the reader to immerse in a wonderful world of nostalgia that chronicles what were for many, the best years of their life.
Leaf through the book to discover pure emotions, surreal experiences, enthralling anecdotes, and grateful nostalgia, from people who are the ‘Children of Oak Grove’.
Oak Grove School is a residential public school, owned and run by the Indian Railways. It perches upon the many hills that dot the old road trek from Dehradun to Mussoorie, in a tiny stop called Jharipani. Its campus covers 256 acres (1.04 sq. km.) of beautiful hills, with playgrounds, a valley and buildings, situated amidst local flora and fauna including groves of lush oak trees and troops of inquisitive langurs.
The school was founded by the East Indian Railway Company on 1 June 1888. The students at Oak Grove are predominantly children of Indian Railways employees, with 25% of seats reserved for other children. The school has three semi-independent wings – Oak Grove Senior Boys’ School (commenced 1888), Oak Grove Senior Girls’ School (1897), and Oak Grove Junior School (1912). The school buildings were designed by Mr. Richard Roskell Bayne, Chief Engineer, East Indian Railway Company.
With an alumni strength of over 5000, Oakgrovians are spread across every corner of the world, bound by the common thread of a childhood spent in this salubrious, green, and wonderful environment of a Himalayan boarding school.
Authors – Pat Corbett, Vipin Sehgal, Raghu Menon, Anurag Sinh, Manoj Panikkar, Sweta Srivastava Vikram, Amit Suri, Gary Senger, Mangu Srinivas, Nitin Dubey, Kanishka Mallick, Sudip Bajpai, Vikas Chandra, Raveesh Gupta, Nikhil Kumar, Tabish Nawaz, Priyanka Pandey, Shrikant Avi, Vani Raj, Prabhat Ranjan
|Dimensions||21.59 × 13.97 × 1.17 cm|