Madam
Rides the Bus

C S Lodhi, JNV Damoh
Before we enter into the
story
In this story, an eight-year old girl’s first
bus journey into the world outside her
villag...
About the Author
Vallikannan

Vallikannan is the pseudonym of R. S.
Krishnasamy (b. 12 November 1920 - d. 9
November 2006 ...
Krishnasamy
was
born
in Rajavallipuram near Tirunelveli. He started
writing at a very young age and had published
twenty f...
MADAM
RIDES THE BUS

C S Lodhi, JNV Damoh
There was a girl named Valliammai.
She was eight years old and very
curios about things.
Her favourite pastime was standin...
Watching the street gave her
tremendous joy and new
experiences.
The most fascinating thing of all
was the bus that travel...
bus and gradually
riding the bus grew
into an
overwhelming
desire in her mind.
Over many days
and months Valli
gathered
in...
The town was six miles from
her village. The fare was thirty
paise one way. The trip to the
town took forty-five minutes.
...
The conductor was a
jollyshort of fellow. He was
fond of joking. It was the
slack time when Valli got into
the bus.
He, jo...
Valli also enjoyed outside view
through the window.She saw the
canal, palm trees, grassland,
distant mountains,the blue sk...
Suddenly Valli clapped her
hands with glee. There was a
young cow running right in
front of the bus, right in the
middle o...
Valli enjoyed every sight with excitement.
She didn’t get off the bus at the town for the fear of
being lost. She made her...
On her way back, the sight of
same cow lying dead by the
roadside made her sad. The
memory of the dead cow
haunted her and...
At last the bus reached her village,
thanked the conductor, got down
the bus and went straight to her
home.
This was how s...
Thanks
MadaM’s Maiden bus ride
concludes happily
Presented by – C S Lodhi,
TGT- Eng.,
JNV Damoh (m.P.)
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Madam rides the bus

  1. 1. Madam Rides the Bus C S Lodhi, JNV Damoh
  2. 2. Before we enter into the story In this story, an eight-year old girl’s first bus journey into the world outside her village is also her induction into the mysteries of life and death. She sees the gap between our knowing that there is death, and our understanding of it. C S Lodhi, JNV Damoh
  3. 3. About the Author Vallikannan Vallikannan is the pseudonym of R. S. Krishnasamy (b. 12 November 1920 - d. 9 November 2006 ), a Tamil, writer, journalist, critic, and translator from Tamil Nadu, India. C S Lodhi, JNV Damoh
  4. 4. Krishnasamy was born in Rajavallipuram near Tirunelveli. He started writing at a very young age and had published twenty five books by the time he was 30. He worked for magazines like Cinema Ulagam, Navasakthi, Grama Oozhiyan and Hanuman. He also wrote under the pseudonyms "Naiyandi Bharathi" and "Koranathan". He wrote a total of 75 books in his life - novels, novellas, poetry collections, plays and essay anthologies. In 1978, he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his critical work on modern Tamil poetry Pudukavithaiyin Thottramum Valarchiyum (lit. The birth and growth of Modern Tamil Poetry).[1] He died in 2006 C S Lodhi, JNV Damoh
  5. 5. MADAM RIDES THE BUS C S Lodhi, JNV Damoh
  6. 6. There was a girl named Valliammai. She was eight years old and very curios about things. Her favourite pastime was standing at the front doorway of her house watching the happenings in the street outside. She had no playmates of her age in her street to play with.
  7. 7. Watching the street gave her tremendous joy and new experiences. The most fascinating thing of all was the bus that travelled between her village and the nearest town. It was the source of unending joy for her.
  8. 8. bus and gradually riding the bus grew into an overwhelming desire in her mind. Over many days and months Valli gathered information and details about the bus journey.
  9. 9. The town was six miles from her village. The fare was thirty paise one way. The trip to the town took forty-five minutes. She planned her trip well. One fine spring day she took the afternoon bus to the town.
  10. 10. The conductor was a jollyshort of fellow. He was fond of joking. It was the slack time when Valli got into the bus. He, jokingly, called her ‘madam’. Valli found the bus attracting. It was a new bus painted with gleaming colours. Valli bought a ticket for her.
  11. 11. Valli also enjoyed outside view through the window.She saw the canal, palm trees, grassland, distant mountains,the blue sky, acres of green fields etc. Valli had light hearted conversation with some of the passengers. She was the centre of attraction for them.
  12. 12. Suddenly Valli clapped her hands with glee. There was a young cow running right in front of the bus, right in the middle of the road. The animal was frightened and it ran faster as the driver honked the horn. Valli found it very funny. She just laughed and laughed.
  13. 13. Valli enjoyed every sight with excitement. She didn’t get off the bus at the town for the fear of being lost. She made her return journey by the same bus.
  14. 14. On her way back, the sight of same cow lying dead by the roadside made her sad. The memory of the dead cow haunted her and she did not did not look out through the window anymore.
  15. 15. At last the bus reached her village, thanked the conductor, got down the bus and went straight to her home. This was how she had her first bus ride without letting anybody know about it.
  16. 16. Thanks MadaM’s Maiden bus ride concludes happily Presented by – C S Lodhi, TGT- Eng., JNV Damoh (m.P.)

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