A storm in ‘T’ cup led to a ‘T’ movement- (no) thanks to the media who brewed the tempers on all sides without any restraint. May be we could award the AP electronic media for ably aggravating a movement for their ratings. As far as the movement is concerned the centre is yet to rate it.
Again (no) thanks to the E-media who could not achieve much out of the prized footage from a faceless woman with unpleasant pictures of a well know face.
Except that the Governor retired into the hills and a few days of glory for the channel, nothing much has been achieved.
Wonder who mis-interpreted the ‘statements’ of the Honourable Home Minister more !
The politically unemployed?
The ‘rat’ing race TV channels?
Or the students who have been misled by their own mentors?
Well whoever it is –they need a finer understanding of the English language (particularly the one we inherited from the Brits which says it all but apparently says nothing)
While all the ‘T’ lovers and opponents hanging out in the corridors of the South & North Blocks in Delhi, we in AP could take a short spell of relief.
Lo and behold, there brews another storm this time not because of the t-cup but a channel called TV5. They have surpassed CBI FBI CID and may be RAW too. Whatever their findings may be on the tragic death of our Late CM, they are making sure that unrest continues in the state and also up there for the departed soul.
At the national level thanks to the good Samaritan role fulfilled by the TV channels. ruthless Rathore has been brought to books for his ugly smirk. I am sure Ruchika from up there in heaven must be saying jai ho to them.
Who is the idiot? Chetan Bhagat or Vidhu Vinod Chopra? His books might have made Chetan appear like a wise man but his statements on TV certainly displayed his lack of wisdom.
Vidhu apologised for using unparliamentary language-‘shut up’ in a press meet but all our parliamentarians who used deplorable language during the ‘T’ party –they need not, because they are fighting the ‘people’s war’.
Traditionally, awards are doled out at the end of the year for those who excel during the year.
Award for the most destructive role-goes to AP E- Media
Award for the most proactive role -goes to National E-Media ( as of now only in the case of justice for Ruchika)
Despite all this mayhem, year 2009 ended with the re assuring line from the 3 idiots- ‘’aaalll eeezz well’
I hope it ushers in an era of excellence and reduces the stress on children for the race to the top. In the last 5 years that I have been in Hyderabad I met parents seeking admissions for their children.
May it be Grade 1 or Grade 10, 80% of the parents that I met have only one aspiration-IIT.
Irrespective of their child’s aptitude and insensitive to their child’s attitude, many parents push their children.
That there are other avenues for opportunities and other reasons for loving children-not many parents are aware.
It took 5 years for me and my team to help the parents love their children despite their marks.
I have seen some of my ex-students who actually burnt the midnight oil from their Grade 8 to and 10 and in the 2 yrs of intermediate.
Of course the factories that they studied in enrolled them into IIT coaching but what they ended up is a meagre rank in EAMCET.
Passion for Knowledge, application of concepts and excellence in whatever we do-comes from an inner need to do something more.
It cannot be tutored but it can certainly be ignited.
Students like ‘Ranchhos’ are seldom seen but every second student is either a Raju Rastogi or a Farhan.
In the last 15 years many ‘Chatur Ramlingams’ have passed through the realms of schools and colleges. We can see them in senior positions in big companies. They have excelled in the ‘art of making a living’.
During the admissions or PTMs I interact with parents. What I try to understand is the parents’ understanding of education.
-There some young couples who want school to give pleasure in learning because they only had pressure in their schooling days.
-Yet there are some who want regimented schooling because they came up only because of that.
-There are still some more who understand that schooling patterns have evolved progressively from their time to their child’s times and therefore they are ready to educate their children in the contemporary times.
Whatever may be the case, I only have one thing to say to parents that we in the school, make each year of learning a memorable experience. Enjoying the present is as important as preparing for thefuture.
In our case the means to an end is important.
Because I don’t want any student to feel like ‘Lobo’ in the movie and sing
Give me some sunshine
Give me some rays
Give me another chance
I wanna grow up once again.
When I took all my tenth graders to watch 3 Idiots –I gave them a briefing-watch how each character conveys a message.
Ranchho who is seeking knowledge from anywhere and everywhere, Farhan who gathered the courage to convey his needs clearly to his father, Raju who found his attitude albeit after an accident and ofcourse Pia who could discern between a gadha and a genuine guy!
While walking out of the theatre-they thanked me so profusely that I actually felt like I made the movie.
Hope Vidhu Vinod Chopra is not reading this, lest he may use unparliamentary language-this time at me.