Thursday, 8 November 2012

Does Current Indian Education System sustain only MUGGERS?

Education system of INDIA gives you every thing but practical  knowledge of life. What? You think I am exaggerating? Well, prove me wrong when you know how much is the seriousness of any project which we get from our teachers, when you know all you need to do to pass exams is one whole night cramming, when you know you can not recollect what you learned a year before to teach your juniors and when you know that there is almost negligible use of the academic knowledge in the practical world.

From our childhood we are told that education will make you live life happily. True, but tell me which kind of, the one we see muggers doing all the time? Believe it or not, this way has risen above all methods of studying in INDIA. How? As we all know we have got written tests with limited syllabus in every phase of our lives, may that exam of entrance or the regular one. This is where our mugger folks get the plus point and the very soul of education is killed. We should always remember that education is the name of learning the values of life not the facts as Einstein said.

It is always said that mugging is not the true studying. Let it be but what is harm in it when your purpose is served. What I mean is that in INDIA, the system of education is such that only a mugger has what it takes to sustain. Here, we have teachers who never teach anything the way we grasp things, the syllabus which is dull indeed but can not help it, classes with no healthy interaction among teacher and students, marking strategy which is beneficial for muggers as the regeneration of notes taken in class is most likely to be awarded full marks. We feel it as our good luck if any of the above mentioned hardship is not present in any case. Don't we?

Bottom line is that success achieved by mugging may be beneficial for the muggers but with this approach they are not doing any good to the society and to the nation. This should be avoided by bringing some reforms in the current education system. What can be done? Smart classes for good interaction of teachers and students, formation of syllabus done with care for evenness and usefulness of it, initiating the true study from the primary school can be some help in the revolution of education. Saying that these are not being initiated in INDIA would be wrong. I am just saying these notions should spread in people of INDIA as well as Indian Government as fast as possible.
Ask me my three main priorities for Government,
and I tell you: education, education and education.
(not the way the muggers use to study, but the way geeks do it)


"SLANG-O-MANIAC", well, not a word really but take care of it just for a minute and find where do you stand on it. Its totally on what answer you have for the question raised above. Slang is a word that many of us usually associate with poor grammar and questionable diction. Thus, slang is nothing like a nasty bee for some, whereas, a pain in the neck for others. To be true, I am totally fine with the slang also I love rap songs. Let it be the fact that slang is an attempt to insult any linguistic or dramatic decline in the writing abilities. Slang is all about the intimacy, insanity and informality which you want among your best buddies. Don't you? Cause they are those with whom you get freedom to express.

Slang is good among the people of same generation more specifically among social circle. So, always watch where you are using them because you are not supposed to spoil the society by uttering whatever your tongue balances or say being a "SLANG-O-MANIAC" doesn't mean being a real maniac. It is like disobedience to the elders when some younger uses slang among them. Also it's shameful to be used by them in the vicinity of someone younger. This is a courtesy which must be carried forever as it decides boundary or gap of a senior and a junior.

Slang always suffers censorship in reaching children. On the contrary, it has hardly ever not delighted them. This is a deal done to raise new generation free of slang but failed every time. Slang is something sown so deep that it hardly is out of dictionary of an urban man. So, it is useless to go beyond it. Its good if you do not practice slang language cause slang is itself sort of a taboo. But one who do are not to be considered as convict as it is only with slang we are keeping it all through freedom to express like our constitution says.

Now, lets have some serious lookout over this question of concern. Can it be avoided ever? Is it the new fashion of linguistic with new trends? See, we cannot ignore slang, as much as we cannot ignore how we perceive slang. The acceptability of a sentence depends on certain set of standards regarding vocabulary or a comprehensive phrase used in that sentence. May be slang is not considered standard but what's wrong if we shorten our conversation if it is convenient as we all know the slang terms are popularized on social networking or other chatting means among our social circles. Now-a-days, these are taught in academies as a part of language. So, things do not appear to change in near future. And what do I care for more, I am on the dark side if you say using slang is bad. End of story.

Friday, 2 November 2012

Cricket is a religion in INDIA, why not others?

Cricket, a game which the English invented, finds its rough existence from 16th century. A game which was played by them for dignity and royalty. This exclusiveness drove the game throughout the world during the British colonial era. Cricket, being a game played by the high class British colonialists and officers, was like a fantasy for the local people of the British colonies. And the case of INDIA was not special. From the time of British rule till now, cricket is a fashion in INDIA.

INDIA is a land of variety whatever may be the context. Talking of sports, people do have a large variety of liking in this context also but the density of cricket lovers is too much in our nation. Reason may be anything but its popularity has, for sure, eclipsed the value and recognition of other sports. How?  Cricket is the only sport which has make us gain a remarkable status internationally as INDIA was the first nation to receive the opportunity to host "WORLD CUP" in 1987 outside ENGLAND by the tremendous victory of this world championship by Indian cricket team in 1983.

Hockey may had get us 8 gold medals and for that it is our "National Game" in 1950s, when Major Dhyan Chand was a hero for India. But, things changed with continuous bad performance in the pages of Indian hockey's history. People started disliking it and moved towards cricket as an alternative sport. Another globally played sport, football is free from any triumph gained by India. 

Moreover, cricket is an opportunity to earn money. It has been seen that popularity of cricket in lower class and village people is very much for they see it as a turning for their life. Not only that it gives chance to earn money through bating but betting also. What more? Government is also benefited through this game as such events turnover is of very huge amount. 

Sports are watched as stress busters in India, so, any sport where the team we support loses every time is in absolute oxymoron to what we want. And Indian cricket has very bright records of achievements[hall of fame] yet not ceased to add more in it. We envy cricket players like Sachin Tendulkar and Kapil Dev. Why not players of other sports like Dhyan Chand, Mahesh Bhupati, Saina Nehewal and Vishwanathan Anand? We don't even enjoy an achievement in any sport apart from one achieved in cricket. Alongside, no recognition and appreciation for other sports by our Government is a big challenge for such sports. So title goes perfectly true that "Cricket is a religion in INDIA". 

Some people have an extreme love for cricket that they remember each and every classic event of cricket history. People have database of incomparable amount. People follow cricketers as if they would leave them with no privacy. Such die hard fans of cricket are, in my point of view, following this religion.


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