Thursday, December 31, 2009


Dedicated to all my teachers til date.

When I last visited my school , I was absolutely amazed to see the gleam in the eyes of my teachers ....they were DELIGHTED ! Their love and affection was gushing out for me and i could actually see it in their eyes...As a student i remember how we were taught to be cultured and well mannered. While in school, we were in awe of our teachers, we loved them , they loved us ...there was an element called respect !

But, as I set foot in college i realized all in all, there is deterioration in the school and college discipline. We Indians are considered to be cultured and respectful; carrying the treasure of our ancestral values. And here we treat our teachers and professors in the ugliest way. Gone are the days when Eklavya gave away his thumb to his guru without asking any questions. The teacher was then seen as a a parent, a mentor and like a God. Probably that is why students would touch teacher’s feet i guess !Well I am not  even advocating a return to those times but today the pendulum has swung far too much away from the authority and respect our teachers command.

While in school I never even dreamed of even talking back to my teachers, let alone ridiculing them ! Sure we had the odd run-in with them, but students who tried to cross this line of respect were clipped around the ear. In today's world, if a college professor does anything even close to punishing the students that would infringe the little darlings' human rights..!!! I sure have seen many such examples in my 6 years of college life..

Yes, in today’s era of fast changing values and technology, we as students are getting exposure to many means of education, the media, internet and books to name a few. But that dsnt really undermine the importance of  having a teacher or attending classes...does it ?Can a human being be replaced by audio-visual teaching aids?

True that these aids appeal to the eyes and mind, but at the same time they are so mechanical, emotionless..!!! In contrast, our teachers provide us not only intellectual support but also moral support, ethical values and emotional positivity.

It disheartens me at times...when i find only a shade of the devotion, respect and duty to the teachers by the students today ... and please even that shade of feeling is not universal..just a few good students here n there ! Leave aside complete submission of one’s ego to the teacher’s will. We find frequent friction and clashes of egos. Perhaps, some where we probably believe we know more than them ! Today, the teacher is perceived as another service provider who gets paid for it...

Rude , but yes it is true..we really have forgotten our values and the respect we owe to our teachers...! Though it might be impossible to recreate the situation as of yore, but it is desirable to travel a few steps back...infact essential..

For all my fellowmates and friends who read this...spare a moment to think about it ! :) and only when the realization comes from within can the guru shishya relationship be rekindled !

P.S - I dnt want to sound like some teachers pet or something , and I am no geek but I decided to write this post when one fine day i had had enuff  from the miscreants studying in my college... !!! I hope it helps :D

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Turbulent times

I guess its time for an update. I’ve been wanting to put up a real post for quite some time now but the things that I do to keep me busy, really do keep me busy….drained rather. No complaints though. Busy is good, right? :)

Ever wondered how the general mindset of our generation, keeps changing?
From discussions...the first crush in school, to discussing career paths after school,to discovering friendships and hunting for good boys in college and so on...
Well my latest discovery, and I might be really lame and late in realizing this, is that by the time you are past your mid-20s, all anyone can talk about is Relationships...!!!
Good relationships and Bad relationships.
Long relationships and Failed relationships.
Who is getting into a relationship and Who just fell out of one.
Why you need to be in relationships and why you are better off without them.
Guys who've been in a dozen relationships since puberty and Girls who havn't seen even one.
Relationships that led to marriages and Relationships that were forged after marriages.
I'm not saying there's anything wrong with all of this. I see everything,i experience everything and I hear everyone.
The only hitch is that I look at the mirror and fail to understand - Why am i always in trouble when it comes to such relationships !!!
Is it a general problem that everyone seems to suffer from or is it something peculiar to me...the question is ...and would always remain...