College

October 26, 2009 § 16 Comments

So the flu is keeping me from doing anything productive. However, there are certain things that  flu can’t stop, like  writing. A review is still pending- 2 states. But am in no mood to trash crap. So wonder what to write?

First of all lets play Noddy. No, it is not a new competition, it is simple- all you have to do is be a solemn and  understanding nod-er. The topic being college( well I know, I don’t seem to be attending it at all, but still). Our education system is pathetic(yes you can start nodding), but this another whole new level.

School had a few moments, which make it memorable, but well now you are made to think that it was heaven, with the state of this place. We still have no clue when our sem. exams are going to held. We taught our accounts master that certain questions were wrong, poor fellow, he gives the same questions for the model exam- how bad is it? So much so that the trail balance in a problem doesn’t tally, now that is what I call class.

We have abusive profs. I bet he(one among the lot) will give our Autodrivers a ride for their money(when anyone else manages to do that, the world will end my friend), with his eloquence. We are irritated- we complained to everyone from the HoD to the Secretary and no action taken(another thing is, that I didn’t attend his classes for three weeks, because I couldn’t stand his filthy vocabulary). Now that is the sign of an amazing institution.

And I should mention it has been our honour in getting initiated into the great Indian system- lack of planning, lack of control, lack of this, lack of that(and my college is supposed to be one of the best). The truth is many of us joined here, for the institution’s supposed to name and fame, after all it is Swami Vivekananda College.

I wonder what he would have to say- he believed in education or so we gather from his quotes. I do wonder if he wanted to be worshipped like a deity. To me it is quite shocking, after all I studied in Chinmaya Vidayalaya, an institution founded Swami Chinmayananda. We were never told to worship, we were given a choice(rather we assumed and we never cared, at least we had space to think). I find it compelling to walk out, before I enter.

It pains me to see the lack of English(the language), in an English medium college. It pains even more to see people holding M.Com and other degrees without having a clue about the subject they teach. It pains me even more to think that if this is a good college- what about the rest?

I have never , ever had to copy an assignment from my “textbook” and yes I am not going to submit it when you count pages and not see the substance. And the notes given, well I can’t take them down, they lack  grammatical order or coherence. I bet by now you have nodded and shook your head so much   that it aches. Should I spare you? And if you don’t believe me, this is what my friends have got to say- Dhruva‘s and Raghu’s.

Thankfully I am doing my CA. It is no walk in the park, but well, I like to use my head. It is good enough a reason for me not to attend college, in fact others who are doing the course, have either not joined or quit after joining. The only reason why I go to college is that, I want to know how worse things can get.

If this is state of colleges everywhere(I think it is different in science colleges, but well, very few positives over there as well, from what I hear), then we are down the wrong path. Sorry, I can afford to do some other course and/or go abroad, not everyone can. This is going to get vicious, I fear, we are creating nothing but a group of frustrated youth.

I should mention I study in an autonomous institute which has many visiting faculty. I know there are profs. with quality- after all they take classes outside for other courses as well. But then they are in no way involved with anything else other teaching. But what can they do about it?

If we care about our country and its future, change the education system, no not just getting rid of boards etc, but bigger and better things – pay people better, remove the reservations, overhaul the syllabus and most of all try to empower kids, no not through talks and advices(alone) but making people come forward.

I have lots more to say on the topic, but think I will stop with this for now. There is always this danger, that once you finish your studies you forget about it(the system). But I think at least me and my gen. shouldn’t be callous. It is time we did something and that time has already come.

P.S:- Do remember to participate in the great super heroes challenge 🙂

TO a human

July 8, 2008 § 7 Comments

1)A desire to change everything
exists.Why every corner can have
something better.Why ‘ever , thought
can become wiser with someone cleverer.
Procrastination can be a virtue,
for laziness can do something good too.
Get lazy human!
Just stop,
let the inertia become greater,
become older human!
live in the glorious past of yesterday,
for if you are still young,
tomorrow will give you more regret,
for you have dug your own grave.
You have never bothered to do anything-
for your self.You call this your home?
Why humanity sits at the throne
of earth,how can you live in a slum
when the palaces await you?
Become lazy,
stop falling in love,
you only fall in it,
you never rise.
Send your self into a bondage,
you are too conceit to roam the skies.
Go and hug your idol,
you too will become one.
Take rest,rust is good for you,
gold is gold after all.

2) oh! Human smile upon life.
Set your self free.
OH! how can you have an enemy?
you are your own,so don’t kill,
understand ,become a brother.
OH! human, what is life?
What will you get in palaces?
What will the comfort give you,
except gluttony and a miserable
silence,of which you know nothing.
Seek meaning of the silence,
go out and become freer,
become a day younger,
your destiny is not imposed,
for you chose it,
so see freedom within it.
OH! human laugh at yourself,
when you see the mirror,
if you can do that,
then there is no enemy,
for you have humored him.
oh! human on earth
we all seek peace,so
we destroy it ,so if need
be it hate peace and you shall
preserve it.yet don’t be so fast,
think of peace,
which night imposes on you,
can anyone ever teach you,
how to brave silence?
a storm can be weathered
out of shear survival,
but silence requires tenacity,
and the guts to face your
own self.If you feel you
aren’t guilty,then on the judgment
day,everything is won.

oh! human,
you are friend.
Infact more than that,
you are me.
Be not my hand,
nor my thought,
be not me,
but yourself,
the one who lets
me see myself
through you.The
skin is you,the heart
is me.Dreams will be.
truth is not the end,
but means to an end.

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