Lighter Side of Loyola
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Deepu Chandy Thomas (1996) reminisces in The Loyolite 2000.
had to go through the House Selection procedure for an elocution
competition and the topic I had to speak on said, 'Undressed in Schools'.
I remember speaking nonchalantly for about 3-4 minutes on the topic
quoting some dizzy statistics on sun bathing and I had a gathering of
almost 35 nerds listening to it without suspicion. Whether the prof
concerned was not listening or dozing still remains a question, but the
whole drama came to an abrupt end when the next speaker who had just about
made his entry into the room came to me politely and announced the actual
topic -- 'Unrest in Schools'."
A Poem on Fr.Mathew Pulickal SJ
By Sumod Mathew Koshy and Nishant B Mathew (both 1994), in The
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN STICK
Here comes the man with the golden stick
His belly is so
He wields his stick with masterly grace
And lo, run the
children in a daze.
Wherever he goes, silence descends,
till he takes his leave
Projects he has in plenty,
And he is not
His students get them in plenty,
To fill their days
He talks about his childhood days
He used to lead
processions, he says;
How he came to be a priest,
People knew not in
He goes on like a transistor
Even as the World War
And in a twinkle he is in Rome,
Roaming the rooms of the
He goes on about politics
Hitting out at
He's sure that Saddam is eccentric
And that Israel will
spring the trick.
In conclusion, he says to us,
'You should add your
And so I add my theory here;
That this man's name's