Monday, August 20

Studies, Merely For Marks?

 If I go with the Dictionary, it says that studying is nothing but the pursuit of knowledge. But if I go with the anticipation of our society, i find it nothing less than the pursuit of Marks. 

          "Its Your Tenth Standard, what are you doing? aapko toh pura din padhna chahiya? Agar  Ache marks nahi laoge toh kahin admission nahi milega?. (you've got to study whole day, if you don't bring marks you wont get admitted anywhere.)"

Being A Tenth Standard Student, Its Something You be all ears not daily, but, believe me every moment you  are seen without a book in your hand.
Its been an anticipation of our society that being a tenth standard student, you've got to stick to the books every minute, every second to be able to achieve marks.
Yes, That Slams The Door Hard At My Concise, That They expect me to cramp myself in the pile of books for 365 days just because they want me to bring that 90+? Shouldn't I study to pour some knowledge in me rather than memorizing all the stuff within me until I spit it out again on the sheet of paper.

Whats the Use of Studies Then? All you are doing is training your memory to be sharp enough to remember those 300 - 400 pages of a text book all to be thrown at once. But unfortunately, dismally, regretfully we live in a society where a person is not judged by profoundness of his knowledge, ability but he is judged by those printed numbers he gets, no matter how he bring it(either by hook or by crook).

Recently, I was glued to some of the commercials of upcoming season of Kaun Banega Crorepati.
The Campaign of this year's season could not have been any better theme than it has now, it conveys one of the most important message to the society which has been disillusioned by those beset marking shadow.
Mr. Bachchan rightly said. "Sirf Gyan Hi Aapko Aapka Haq Dilata Hai...(Only Knowledge can serve you your right)"

The Casting Shadow Of Marks Upon The Learning Students is a Mere way to tell him the Money has surpassed the importance of knowledge.
But Every time, Marks/Percentile/Scores, Aren't What Shapes Your Future Or Decides the level of capabilities, abilities or what marks out your greatness.

There have been examples of people who tried hard but could not change their marks, yet found out their greatness and changed the world.
We All Know Mr Bill Gates, Don't we? He was an under graduate in Harvard University, and technically speaking he is the most failed student who is one of the Richest Being In this world.
And Then Let me Give you an example of a person who is a heart robber for every technofreak,
yes, The person who changed the mere red looking apple in to a multinational corporation.
This is What Success, If Mr. Jobs, would have continued on his school desk then probably, we wouldn't have Ipods, Iphones, or Any Macintosh. He Gave up Studies Due to the Financial Only to Find Companies Like Apple, Pixar.

This Is What Success, This Is What Society Should Strive For...
For You Become Big Not By Doing Big Things But By Small Things Perfectly.

After All, Rancho was right when he said"Baccha Kabil Bano Kabil.. Kamyabi Toh Sali Jhak Maarke Peeche Aayegi (Pursue Excellence, and success(chateur) will follow, pants down!"

Tanishq Sharma

Mr Amitabh Bachchan.

The Ones Who Could Not Change Their Marks, But Changed The World.

Saturday, August 18

The Reality Of Independence... Are We Really Free?

Few hours back, I stood saluting the national flag as it waved long deep cuddling into the viridity of air which was filled by rhymes of Jana-Gana-Mana. The tri colored cloth, as it sailed along the wind brought back the memories and filled the moment with some of the bitterness asking, Are we really Independent?

Those fifty-two seconds of National Anthem, when echoed within my soul, body, heart made me once again realize those in-estimable blood sheds, those in-compared losses, those treasured tears and those prized heart winners, for whom Independence was not everything, but the only thing.
But one thing which hindered me a lot, which knocks at the door of this selfless effort is the increasing negativity in India. Call it corruption, poverty or Inequality, Our India is enslaved by it.

The Poverty, which doubts the Independence when we see miseries of children selling Indian flags at signals.
The corruption, which makes this country a captive of those corrupt ministers whose connivery fill the headlines of every news channel and the front page of every news paper.

The inequality of every human, who is ruled by another in this country which calls to give every Indian equal status, attacks a point where you stop believing that you are independent.

Celebrating the 65th year of Independence, you may not realize the mud around the lotus,but sure as hell, You cannot avoid it. 

The dreams of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh were not captive of JUST INDEPENDENCE from the british rule but they also longed to free India from the parasites of corruption, poverty.

Yet, Every 15th of August, we stand there saluting our ti-ranga and remembering their efforts, but at the same time failing to take that dream ahead.
Every 15th of august, is not only to remember their efforts but also to respect them by enlarging the viewscope to make a truly FREE India. Where one can breath air of real freedom, free from those bugs of corruption, poverty.

This is our India, and take it or no, YOU-ME, (WE) are responsible for any good bad happenings. Independence is what we seek, Independence is what we shall have.

Then only we can close our eyes, put our hands on our hearts and say loudly,
Saare Jahan se acha, Hindustan hamara... 

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