When you first look at thewalls a typical school in India you are stunned by how bright it is. The badly drawn maps, faces of leader, local heroes, lectures on cleanliness, national birds, animals and flags of the country and sometime state. The girl and the boy riding on the rocket like pencil with the world Sarva Siksha Abhyaan written in different languages, the expression of the children in various hues of joy. Then you see the list of toppers and other such marks of time. Look closer and then you see the names, scratches and incomplete stories of the children who went away to the far corners of the country or even planet and will come back someday to see how small the school that grew larger and larger in their memories actually looked.