Too Cool for School: What I Learned from Being Homeschooled in Mumbai

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Too Cool for School: What I Learned from Being Homeschooled in Mumbai

Illustration: Sushant Ahire

 

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t’s a routine Monday morning in suburban Mumbai: All the schoolchildren have been dropped off for the day, and people are grudgingly crawling to work through hellish traffic. Then a 10-year-old girl and her mother appear on the footpath. The girl isn’t late for school; in fact, she isn’t even wearing a uniform. She fumbles with a large map in front of her, periodically making notes on it, while the mother talks about which eminence that particular road was named for and what he or she did.

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