I was a student of Kalyani mam in 2004. More than claiming she was my teacher I would love to address her as a role model and mentor because it is through her I learnt to inspire myself and believe in myself. She did not just teach literature or literary theory, she just ignited the spark of knowledge which would brighten not only myself but also the people around me. I got a sense of understanding myself and how to teach and approach the subject as well as the students through her. She is not one who merely teaches you some ages or forms of literature, she lets you embark on a journey towards knowledge which will shape your life itself.
She is the best one can get as a teacher, mentor, role model!