Over the years I have had students travelling great distances to attend my classes. especially from Pune.
However, one young lady traveled all the way from Rajasthan with her dad on Sundays. Now this was an eleven hour, overnight journey by train. I admired her determination and dedication but I also admired the supportive spirit of her doting father. I wished there was something I could do to alleviate the commuting problems of those living far away.
Some years ago one of my
students was unexpectedly transferred from Mumbai when he was half way through the course. He was very keen that I continue the course by Skype, and that was how the distance classes began. Today I also use Google Hangout and other online Classroom facilities for the distance class. The participants are not only from other states in India but also overseas, where the same course would cost considerably more.