1997 - 2000
Maynard and his wife had once visited the Rishi Valley School. In his honor a classical veena recital was organized in the school auditorium. After the initial ten-minute "performance", Maynard was so impressed by the quality of sound and the finesse of the veena player that he rose to his feet and congratulated the artist. To his utter amazement he was informed that she had only been tuning the instrument!
Oh boy, I can still vividly recollect Maynard laughing heartily while recollecting this incident! But what really left an impression on me was Maynard’s humility at laughing at his own mistake – amongst all of us - school kids.