PHOTOS: How a pandemic changed everything for these students

A streetdweller takes it upon herself to homeschool her grandchildren; six year olds learn to take care of themselves—school's out, but there's a lot yet to be learned
Published: Jul 11, 2020
Miraya and Keahn

Image by : Shefalii Dadabhoy

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Chennai: Miraya and Keahn Dadabhoy, aged 10 and 8

The Dadabhoy children took up teaching origami via Instagram during the lockdown. I’m teaching origami to my primary school principal,” says Miraya, proudly. “She wants to try making some tougher models. But sometimes when she doesn't get a hang of it, I tell her to learn something else till she gets a hang of those folds.”

The duo has also been experimenting in the kitchen with their mother, Shefalii, a home chef. “I made sorbet the other day,” says an excited Miraya, but they do miss school. “With online classes there are always technical problems,” says Keahn, who has been learning to play bridge during the lockdown. Miraya is working on self-publishing a book on positive thoughts.