Many an ear has been pinched and turned in school ,to do better in class.
The actions of the teachers have been misunderstood as a punishment then , but now science has unfolded truths that says centers in the ear have got correlating parts with the brain, that makes one more bright and sharp and enhances learning.
Many of us have a remembrance of those days, and the famous topukaranams ( squats with crossed arms pinching ones own ear lobes).
Now that we realize the truths of those punishments, may we pardon the teachers for their kind corrections .
These words are in memory of them.
( caning with well oiled bamboo sticks do not come under this category, and memories are still afresh of them, on the butts and palms.)