My classmate Jeet (musician and entrepreneur) wrote this song for the 30th anniversary of our class’ graduation from Woodstock School. If you ever want to understand who I am and what I’m about, start with this.
Woodstock School celebrates Indian Independence Day (August 15th) in a big way, starting with a flag raising and rousing choruses of the national anthem, Jana Gana Mana. I happened to attend school assembly the day a preparatory lesson was given for students new to India. It was up to me to uphold the honor of the alumni by remembering the words without any help! But I’ve printed them here for those who don’t.
This was the first manual/user guide I ever wrote, a student handbook for Woodstock School, incorporating the school’s rules and policies, survival tips, a fill-in class schedule and diary pages. I wanted to make the rules easier to understand, and more accessible, by applying simpler, clearer language and a sense of humor. Apparently it worked. I heard from students who worked on revisions 20+ years later that my style was still the template for student handbooks at Woodstock.
Unfortunately, I haven’t figured out how to get the pages in order in this gallery.
The cartoon illustrations are mostly by my classmate, Jeet Singh.