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Sunday, 25 December 2011

Jingle Bell Jingle Bell:)

This post needs to be kept really short. Otherwise i would be cursed by my neighbor and in turn i would curse my brother. My dear blogdosts, i am back home and enjoying the "vella time". The extent of vellapanti is no access to internet too. I think it has the positive side if you have an eye for it. And i think i have found one for myself. The day looks llooonnngggg. Moms food taste heavenly, hyd looks gorgeous seriously, and the cold nights look embracing. So, here is what i am doing : I have always longed but unable to watch the collection of "must watch hollywood movies". I am too laid back when it comes to hollywood. I have always been a real bollywood buff. Thanks to my friends, i have the collection of many of them lying idle on my laptop and i am hoping to finish most of them by the end of vacation. 


Merry Christmas:)


It's special today. Yayaya. This time of the year always have a positive aura around you. Is it really so or we have been accustomed to is a different thing. Santa is around me round the year. And i would like to thank every single being around me for making this year one of those that shall have its mark throughout. The list is endless.


> First thanks giving to my dearest family and God. Nothing need to be said against this.


> There is no life without friends atleast for me - A big hug to Gem(although ur my bro i prefer to put you on this list), Nits, SBG, 3 Idiots, Chillar Party, khushboo, , , , 


> A bigger thanks to all my blogdosts because this year you all became a part of my life. And i must share, my year wouldn't have been so memorable without finding you all on my journey. Blog writing has become one of the most inevitable part of my life.And it wouldn't be so without your support and encouragement.


Don't know how far i havekept it short..:) But i need to rush now. Also thank you neighbors - For being my part time santa otherwise i wouldn't be able to post this today..:)


Merryyy Merryyy Christmas to one and All..:):):)Enjoiiessss and yeah! Break All The Rules!!!


Cheers





Thursday, 15 December 2011

Exam Blues and Wonderful Thoughts



Sounds like oxymoron? Give a deeper thought. Before, I use to long for exams to get over, for the fun-filled holidays to start. Now I wait to get back home. Although it’s only a week away, it looks long. All to be blamed is “End term Exams”. I am here, waiting eagerly to get on the other side. How I wish, I close my eyes and there comes the 22nd morning and I am home. Well, I guess it’s only one of the very few thoughts you get before exam. 
Here is a collection of more of what happens before exams:

HAHA...The only book we are aware of!







Never Again!!!










1. It starts with a startling thought of “Agli baar pehle se padhai karunga/karungi”. For my English readers, “I shall study beforehand from next time”.

2. Insomniac persons suddenly become sleep addicted.

3.  All of a sudden you start seeing (noticing) many  friends online on FB or Gtalk, and the time seems too little and you curse the exams.

4. You set targets of syllabus followed by breaks and want latter to become never-ending. Clock should miraculously start losing time..:)

5. You have put up an alarm of early morning. You get up at night, check time, and it shows you still have 2hrs to sleep. Nothing can match the happiness of the moment.

6. Your love towards Nature - clouds, sunsets, moon rise and mountains seem to be growing multi – fold. You wish how you had all time in the world to admire the creation of nature.

7. There is a curiosity development for strange things like newspaper articles, subject videos, sensex and what not. And it all disappears soon after the exam.

8. Dusting room, arranging cupboard, going to gym, going through friend’s feedback about you in class during ppts – All become so enthralling.

9. With a booklet of 50 pages in your hand, you decide to focus and finish within a deadline. You read few pages, and the mind flight takes off to the dreamland of holidays. I want to go here, shop this, eat this, play that and an hour is gone.

10. Lastly, God starts receiving more and more bribes for favours ranging from easy paper, good seating arrangement to exam cancellation.


Aftermath: 

Studied concentric is too high?

Never thought about it..? Well there could be lot more with you:)

Signing - off now. Keep enjoying blogdosts.
  

Sunday, 11 December 2011

An opportunity Lost

 Is education a myth today? Has today’s educational system become a commercial business? Is it no more than any other business whose final shore is to make profits? This thing has taken me aback one more time and this time to a deeper extent.
A check needed?
Today’s institutions sell their degrees on the basis of large 6digit, 7digit numbers and not on the basis of knowledge. They distinguish themselves on the basis of infrastructure, posh automated systems in place, luxurious hostel rooms and sometimes go to the least extent of bragging students by providing free laptops. They promise to educate the students to creatively fool (“Jugaad” being the c-word) others and do the same in turn to the students of their own college.

It's all the number game..


It starts from the central of the entire system,     from the dean of the college to the security guard outside the main gate. Everyone wants to earn green but show their system as “going the green way”. Every one considers themselves to be the central stakeholder whose interest should be taken care of. And on the way forget their real stakeholder “students”.


Anything is possible!


Faculties have forgotten the “purity” that is needed to take on the job of being a “guru”.  The word “academician” is no less than “black magician” who can cast every possible wrong spell on you. Nowhere does the word “credibility” come into picture when it should be the epicentre of all. The shady picture of the system has its roots stretched till the deepest clay of soil. Say it the attendance system, say it the grading system, say it way of conducting exams, or say it the way of setting exam paper. Or for that matter, the syllabus to be taught to the students is decided more on the basis of convenience than requirement.




And then you have one gem amongst all, who by mistake falls into the trap or rather prefer the trap to change the things. But when you have one climbing the ladder, there are 10’s of others waiting for that opportunity to put you down.  These are two mutually exclusive sets. Either you can be on good terms with the few members on panel or be the ray of light of those 100’s of students who need a helping hand. While there are many to show the “dirty road”, it takes something to be on the other side. But it is not all that easy. Each time you make a small attempt to improve the system,  you are pushed aside to the possibility of going out of sight. You try and retry, and from all I have come across, either the system throws you out or you prefer to walk out of the system. And I pity those institutes who discards the once in a lifetime opportunity of rewinding the steps.


Either ways


This is my channel of putting across the emotions of a dear friend, who called me yesterday evening, while I was busy admiring the lunar eclipse.  Although the shadow of earth went past the moon post 9:30pm, it left a shadow on my thinking, my life, my approach.  


10-12-2011
P.S: It's not that students are not to be blamed.But who started the vicious circle..?