Sunday, February 25, 2018
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1. I am a student of CREST.
2. I have classes daily.
3. I come here in the morning.
4. There are 40 students in my batch.
5. I like discussions in class.
6. I am attending a Think in English(TE) class now.
7. After this class, I am going to have lunch.
8. I have got three TE classes till now.
9. I have been staying in Calicut for a week now.
10. I have been here since Dec 1st.
1. I was a student of in TKM College last year.
2. I was doing my MSc. in Physics last year.
3. I completed my course in October.
4. I had six subjects in my course.
5. There were thirty students in our batch.
1. In 2018, I will join the IAS academy in Trivandrum.
2. I will be preparing for IAS in 2018.
3. I will be busy with my studies in 2018.
4. I will have classes daily.
5. There will be a lot of seminars and workshops also.
So we have learnt till now 20(10+5+5) sentences in English...This makes half of our English Sentence Pattern.
A CONVERSATION ABOUT ENGLISH
I have an English class today.
What do you want to learn there?
I want to learn to use English.
You mean, you want to learn to use English language or "English" which means the culture of England.
I want to learn English language, not English.
Do you know what is English language made of...I mean what is the most important thing in English language?
No...guess again. It is the sentences in English.
Oh...so how can I learn the sentences in English ?
For that you need to understand the pattern of sentences in English ie., the English Sentence Pattern (ESP)
What should I do to learn ESP?
Be conscious of the right pattern of sentences in English.
Learn to do it in a sub-conscious way....by using it often whenever you get a chance and if you don't get a chance to use English sentences then look for and even create chances on your own...once you master the logic of English sentences sub-consciously, you are on the right track.
Thanks for showing me the right track.
PASSIVE ACTION - SENTENCE STRUCTURES
1. ELT class is attended by me.
2. ELT class is liked by me.
3. ELT class is being attended by me now.
4. ELT class is being attended by me tomorrow.
5. ELT class has been attended by me.
6. ELT class was attended by me yesterday.
7. ELT class was being attended by me in the afternoon.
8. ELT class will be attended by me.
(ELT - English language in Thoughts)
1. Can you attend the class?
2. Could you please attend the class?
3. May I attend the class?
4. I might attend the class.
5. Shall I attend the class?
6. Should I attend the class?
7. Must I attend the class?
8. Would you like to attend the class?
9. Do I have to attend the class?
10. Do I need to attend the class?
11. Do I ought to attend the class?
12. Did you use to attend the class?
With this, we have learnt all the basic 40(20+20) sentence structures in English...This makes our basic knowledge of English Sentence Pattern(ESP) complete.
ACTIVITY BASED CLASSES
I. Asked the participants to do: MES(Making English Sentences) EXERCISES
1. Guess the ACTOR exercise...Learning to make sentences to describe a person.
2. Guess the PLACE exercise....Learning to make sentences to describe a place.
3. Guess the DISH exercise....Learning to make sentences to describe a dish.
4. Guess the MOVIE exercise....Learning to make sentences to describe an emotional incident.
II. Asked the participants to do: CONVERSATIONAL EXERCISES
1. A day in the life of a celebrity...Learning to do an imaginary conversation with a celebrity as the main character.
2. Newspaper based exercise...Learning to do a real conversation based on a newspaper report.
III. SID (Speech-Interaction-Discussion) Exercise
Asked the student groups to:
1. Select a topic
2. Give a speech
3. Interact with the audience by inviting questions
4. Discuss by asking the audience whether they agree with their solution/suggestion related to the issue being discussed. The team should write the solution/suggestion on the board.
The topics given were:
1. Political Violence
3. Summer Heat
4. Gender Equality
5. Corruption in Institutions
6. Poverty Deaths
7. Social Media
While talking about these issues they had to follow some rules like:
All the statements should be related to the society they were living in.Give enough space to your own experience in that subject. Talk about personal experiences if you can, connected with the issue. As far as possible don't generalize. Talk about specific details. Make your speech rich in ideas and ideals.
TO BE CONTINUED...
Friday, February 2, 2018
No ideology, however old/strong/great it might be, has the power to stop one thing....the acceptance of a new IDEA...
Let' s look at the art of learning a language in an empowering way....a language once mastered becomes the best friend of your thoughts as they get a vehicle to express and evolve ....so by upgrading your own language and learning new languages you are becoming your own best friend...Isn't t that what everyone of us should be doing ? ie., trying to UNDERSTAND ourselves.
The way we think makes us a VICTOR
or a VICTIM.
Learning to communicate in a language helps a lot in adding value to our career in any field.....In a class taken two days ago on Career Guidance, for a batch of undergraduate students doing a diploma course in Aviation in an institute in Kerala, it was surprising to see that nobody could introduce themselves in Hindi or English...this shows that our schools should make our children more aware about the power of a language in adding value to their career....In fact with a good language and creative thinking, one can excel in any career....Students of Kerala can make the world appreciate the beauty of God's Own Country by becoming confident in Hindi and English and impressing the global audience with the power of their CREATIVE THOUGHTS....All the best to all...ROCK THE WORLD FOLKS.
We all play games all the time....some play the "blame game"/finding excuses and reasons for not getting something, blaming the world for all the things not going well, they are too busy in this game .....some play "lighting a candle" game, they are too busy in doing things NEW by new thoughts and create new ways of doing things....and the second category people are too few but they alone SUCCEED in the GAME of life.
If you motivate yourself using wrong things/reasons/goals, you will get demotivated also by wrong reasons/things...to get motivated in the right way is the key to remain always action-oriented with a calm/cool mind.
It will take a while for the society in Kerala to overcome the grief caused by Madhu's death which has shattered a million minds....May the humanity find its lost soul.
What is the most difficult thing in this world....to change the way you think.
MAY ALL SCHOOLS DO THIS IN INDIA FOR THEIR CHILDREN'S GUIDANCE : One of the best things on the Internet which can be called as the best GUIDE on LIFE of a great human being is undoubtedly the Farewell speech of Sachin Tendulkar. This is a great gift for all the students in India and also around the world...
"You only miss the SUN when it starts to SNOW". Likewise you understand your parents in a better way when you are a parent yourself...For a parent, a child is never the "you" , he/she for them is always a part of their VERY OWN SELVES. That's why there is no LOVE like that between a parent and a child. It is unparalleled, unchallenged, unchanging...always dependable like the SUN.
WHY THE INDIAN MIDDLE CLASS GETS THE LEADERS IT DESERVES : The middle class in India has always had a very loyal-to -the-core attitude towards the powers that controlled its life....We are ready to live and die, without asking any questions, for those who we think are entitled to rule us...This attitude has always helped our rulers to carry on with scams, violence and a policy of "looking the other way" whenever the masses expect them to address the issues on the ground. And moreover our cultural/literary/media icons will always entertain a POLITICALLY CORRECT opinion on everything as they are also conditioned by a middle class thinking...so in short, everyone fears to CALL A SPADE A SPADE.
Economic Recession in a place is all about people living there becoming less and less productive....this has got a lot to do with infrastructure facilities like good Roads, reliable Public Transport, amenities like good Washroom/Restroom facilities, quality Educational Institutes, Safety of Women and Children, Youth Empowerment Programmes, affordable Healthcare, ease of doing Business, culture of encouraging Creative Ideas, good Public Libraries, citizen friendly centres like AKSHAYA, Health and recreational clubs, Parks for Children, Mobile and Internet services ...Now the question is: What are the govt. and thought leaders doing to help people increase their individual productivities so that RECESSION becomes a reality of the past and not of the PRESENT ? Even bus strikes, political violence, cultural intolerance, corruption in govt. offices, spreading rumours using social media, inefficiency of public/private institutions...all add to making RECESSION a BIG REALITY.
PROVE ME WRONG : Sometimes you think what comes most naturally to us, Indians, is criticism....We have developed a mindset to criticise even a small innovative attempt by a creative mind...This explains why India hasn't been able to produce a single invention (scientific, artistic, philosophical) which has changed the world like those from the western culture. And this CRITICAL culture will ensure the same for centuries to come..
It would be great to grow up in the present times when the parents are so eager to create an environment of original thinking for their child/children....today's children would certainly grow up as ENGINES of thoughts/dreams/desires rather than CARRIERS of thoughts/dreams.So the world in future would be very much REAL...a manifestation of actual thoughts and not inherited thoughts.A parent recently remarked that they never compelled their daughter to study in a particular way, there was no stress to get more marks/grades..And moroever today most of the conversation among people has become children-centric.Politics is not a serious/emotional topic at all for Keralites.Nowdays parents are happily growing up once again with their children...!
There is a yawning gap between a class on Personality Development and that on Self-Exploration/Self-Discovery/Self-Awareness ....Anybody can come and give tons/heaps/loads of advice to those who are ready to sit through and just stare....The real battle starts when the trainer meets a group which knows the difference beween a good class and an Advice-Giving class...That' s when the duel takes place beween the trainers' ideas and the participants' minds...And such classes need A LOT OF ACTIVITIES, GAMES, METHODOLOGIES ,CREATIVE INTERACTIONS, centered around the topic of interest....A class should not just impress, it should be able to change ATTITUDES, and the change should be VISIBLE to all.
In the Malayalam movie Maheshinte Pratikaram the father of Mahesh who is also a photographer like Mahesh says "You can't teach photography to anyone but one can learn how to become a good photographer...." This is true for all the skills. No teacher can teach a skill to anyone, but anybody can learn a skill and sometimes movies are the BEST TEACHERS.
Even a SHERLOCK HOLMES will not be able to decode/understand the reasons behind some of our habitual actions for eg. the way we spit on our roads, some even sitting in a moving bus do this ! the way we stare at strangers as if they were aliens ! the way we show our heartlessness in public transport by not offering seats even to sick and needy ! the way we look the other way when there is someone crying for help on the roads or in a moving train !....and then we take pride in Being Human !
If you have Mastered How to breath well and How to think well then you have figured out L...I..F...E.
The BIGGEST change that has taken place in the last decade is that the WOMEN are now getting more and more TIME to think about THEMSELVES and about OTHERS around them and also about a WORLD that has been moulding them for CENTURIES...And the Things/Times/Thoughts are really CHANGING fast because of this great SOCIAL REVOLUTION...But the most DRAMATIC change is yet to arrive...that of an EQUAL participation of all genders in making the Public places, Political corridors and Power discussions, a true reflection of this great feminine energy which is the very essence, the core and the CRADLE of HUMANITY.
To appreciate science or for that matter anything, you need to have a certain level of innocence and ignorance...
What makes YOU the BEST in the world ?....It's the way you think about the REST in the world.
Nothing in this world can beat the beauty of a smile in the eyes of a child....a priceless pleasure.
Remembering the man who became the change that he wanted to see around...for whom thoughts, words and actions were one and the same...the man who created a new world for his fellow beings...the man who will never die...his thoughts/words/deeds will breathe life into every being who is going to walk upon this beautiful planet... till the very end of TIME his legacy will live on...like a candle in the wind, burning against all odds, beating the might of a brutal force, onslaught of a machine age and the speed of a mindless race in search for more and more...
Many a time, all that is needed to feel like a king is a cup of tea....
What makes a great singer is the way s/he loses his/her own identity in the song....the SINGER becomes the SONG...you don't see/hear/feel the singer in the song, you only experience the SONG, that is singing without self/ego/skill-consciousness, it is pure, self-less, ego-less...you are in a flow, invisible and in a state of oneness with the song....and this is why RAFI, the great Mohd. Rafi stands the TALLEST among all singers. A Rafi song is a PURE JOY for the mind, body, heart and soul...
A prayer is next to silence....it is as good/deep as the silence...in a prayer you can find the "BEST" in you, the "CONSTANT" in you, the "WISE" in you...in fact (it seems) the first word/speech that broke the long/deep stretch of silence was a prayer which came from a bleeding heart.....in a prayer you don't think, you feel.......there is no conversation(questions and answers) in your mind while you pray....in fact there is no "You/I/the Other(he-she-it)" ....you are The Everything.
Every human being is special not because they belong to a particular region/race/gender/community but because each of us has a Unique Thinking Process; there was a time when social conditioning was at its peak till last century, making people conform to society's ideals, only a few people could break these chains of societal manipulations but now society seems to be losing its stranglehold over individual thoughts/preferences and this newfound courage among "Uniquely Thinking Individuals" backed by a newscrazy media is creating waves around the globe....this wave of change is UNSTOPPABLE.
Life is nothing but a journey from nothingness to nothingness.
In this era of fast-updating/evolving/advancing visual technology, the space/scope for human imagination is vanishing faster than ever. Our imaginative abilities have been put in a state of coma. And with the never ending use of TV at homes and a mobile in our hands, the old fashioned face-to-face conversations have also become invisible (or impossible). Now with media-driven debates taking over the mind-space, there are virtually no social discussions also happening anywhere. So what are we left with....No human imagination, No human interaction and No social discussions..May be it is now time to revisit Charlie Chaplin's speech in The Great Dictator, a movie made around seventy years ago....and may be if possible....Re-invent the Human Touch in everything...
Do our leaders think about the famous talisman given by Mahatma Gandhi ie., to think about the poorest/weakest/most backward/most disempowered before making laws that would shape our future? It is always difficult to resist the influence of the powerful social groups who tend to oppose any change in the status quo...As ordinary citizens, we can only hope that our leaders act with compassion, empathy and honesty in matters that have far reaching consequences.
People in this subcontinent have always been identity conscious....in fact we are driven by identities...we always want to be something....we revel in being. We buy products not with the prime desire to use them but to own them and be their owners. We build houses, relationships, work in companies....everything to have a good, a better identity. Life for us is a constant search for a bigger, a more unique identity. For this we use even our limited knowledge of History, Biology, Geography and what not to take pride in our special position in the society. We create groups, communities, organisations and then fight against others who disregard our identities....this game goes on till the very end making everyone a part of our Identity Team.....our children, parents, relatives, friends...and then the BIG irony of all - we blame our political parties for playing IDENTITY POLITICS !
Every individual has ideas. What is needed is an interest to make the ideas work. For that, we need a creative/expressive language and an effective thinking pattern. So what our educational, social, commercial, religious and political institutions can do is to create a culture to nurture/nourish these individual ideas. There should be a space for diverse/different ideas to foster/flourish in our society. Let these diverse ideas get expresssed, manifest/ materialise, empower, transform and enlighten our world. That will lead to inclusive/sustainable development and harmonious/peaceful progress.
A common person in India will never be able to UNDERSTAND our politicians' minds. Are our leaders making citizens' lives simple or intricate ? Let TIME be the judge.
Beginning of a NEW year is a refreshing feeling....may this ENERGY OF NOVELTY be with all of us all the time. Happy New Year to all....with NEW ideas...new endeavours and new conversations...and a dew-fresh- perspective to life situations.
A LANGUAGE carries within itself the collective and condensed WISDOM of a CULTURE. By forgetting a language we deny ourselves and our future generations an easy access to those pearls of age-old-wisdom. EDUCATION and VIDHYABHYASAM are same in meaning...but by not using the word VIDHYABHYSAM as often as EDUCATION we forget what that Malayalam word actually signifies, ie., Practising SKILLS. Similarly COMMUNICATION in Malayalam is AASHAYA-MINIMAYAM which stands for bartering IDEAS !....And VISWASAM means something which is present in every breath. We have travelled far from those beautiful ideas embedded in such glorious words...we should use English language no doubt but staying grounded to our cultural wealth ie., our language is what makes us the true inheritors of our CULTURE. Losing culture means losing the wealth of wisdom of AGES....and that is FOOLISH to say the least.
Any idea which can create a BIG change has to first fight and OVERCOME the biggest idea of all times...the idea of a comfort/control zone.
While taking a class for primary/upper primary students of a govt school in Narikkuni, Kozhikode under a Rotary programme.....it was a revelation to see that our future citizens are eager to bring back the CULTURE of living and caring for NATURE and also of thinking/doing a little for the LESS fortunate...seems like sanity still lives in humanity...
SM Street in Calicut (Kozhikode)Kerala, India is a real delight !...for all - For people from all walks of life, to walk shoulder to shoulder in making our cities healthy, quiet and safe once again as they were in the past....in fact it is an example for others to follow...it actually represents an idea whose time has come.
What is the purpose of a creative art ? Is it to pass on a message to an audience...or is it to provide ideas for a conversation to follow around the topic being discussed (inside the frames/pages/canvas)...A movie or a book can serve as a source of awareness to people for an interesting, intense and intelligent conversational experience . If people are talking about something shown or expressed in a work of art then the purpose has been achieved...So awareness is the message...
Regarding things that are taught in classrooms, one wonders with the curiosity levels of a child, when are our students going to be EMPOWERED with what is learnt. For eg. learning English should help a student to think in an empowering way...to send SMS's in English...speak in English...write about their thoughts in English and above all they should be able to find their own space in this English-friendly world by exploiting fully the power and potential of English language...Are our schools/colleges/other educational institutions also thinking in the same way...or are they even now obsessed with EXAMS, SYLLABUS, CHAPTERS, CERTIFICATE, MARKS etc...and our private institutes even now advertising ideas like SPOKEN ENGLISH, GOOD ENGLISH etc...when the need of the hour is ARTICULATING YOUR CREATIVE IDEAS using English Sentences and CREATING A CHANGE...
Life is BIG... as big as the SCREENS of our Mobiles/TV/Vehicles....and INTERESTING too... as interesting as the VISUALS viewed on these SCREENS.
Today the most common thing to see is people having/showing victim mentality...it has become a comfort zone and also something to imagine yourself as...so like pseudo-secularism we also have pseudo victimhood and the interesting thing is Nobody wants this victim-hood phase to END! It has to be forever.
We think ourselves as a victim because we imagine the extreme...we stretch our imagination to extreme limits and think that the worst is going to happen and this situation is the end of everything...this victim mentality is actually a "paralysis of analysis" and this is proportional to our standard of living.That's why the upper middle class is so insecure. But the BIG question is why doesn't our imagination work in the same way in the other direction ie., while imagining about GOOD things, there we are very poor imaginators ie., while thinking about good things. So if all our material wealth and comforts are going to make us so insecure that we imagine ourselves as VICTIMS of life situations at the drop of a hat then what is the purpose of all this achievements which in the end will be making everyone a "VICTIM" ?
It was told to us by books like Alchemist that having a desire is everything....things will follow after that...and we believed this theory. And then MNCs advertised their products with the taglines like Greed is good and now we find ourselves in a planet which is sorrounded by things we actually don't need....many of our luxuries have become a burden on our living environment...so instead of desire and greed if we had improved our UNDERSTANDING of things we would have created a better world sans poverty and enmity.
It is difficult to understand our obsession with vehicles ...to live you need fresh air and space to walk freely and peacefully ...a vehicle disturbs all the three - the air quality, space and silence...Electric vehicles are still a dream....but the BIG question is - Are we human beings NOTHING without a vehicle...Is travelling in a vehicle a PINNACLE of human success and happiness ?
Taking a good class is like writing a scene for a drama or movie...if the script is interesting anybody can do it...and the credit goes to teachers or actors...what really does the magic is the idea...the template...rest is all going with the tide....and how you get the idea is the crux of every good work...to make a masterpiece once is easy but to make it again is a tough act to follow...difficult even for the masters.
In the backdrop of IFFK at Trivandrum we need to also contemplate on where is our Malayalam cinema heading...leaving aside a Drishyam or a Mahesheshinte
Pratikaram our popular cinema has lost its connection with the masses....Movies don't inspire people anymore...There was a time when movies belonged to the society...they were an integral part of our collective consciousness...Today's Malayalam cinema is more like a private property, made to satisfy the aspirations of only a few individuals...society and social issues are like Chalk and Cheese to our movie makers.
Why's road accidents going up in Kerala, especially in Kozhikode?...Is it because of our "The Show Must Go On" type of culture...Nothing is making us "Pause and Ponder"...not even deaths of our fellow beings...Where are the social thinkers, the think-tank of our society....Sometimes you think, this is an age where everyone is SILENT...Never before has there been such a passive silence on issues of life and death...Life just goes on. We have learnt to take everything in our stride. Change needs disruptive methods to wake us up from our slumber.
We Indians have a lot of ideas to outshine our rivals in cricket but we are showing our real poverty in facing pollution related problems. ...Is thinking about real issues that matter to crores of people, so difficult ? Where are the ideas to solve the issue of pollution in India? Pretending that we are too busy or such a problem doesn' t exist will not help us. We need to DO SOME THING.
Calicut has the best in every field...wherever I have worked I have seen the best minds in the right positions...this city has everything...the place where things, people and ideas combine to create a life calm yet moving , quiet but flowing...
More than Career Guidance what students/people need is Self Awareness....Self Awareness is the beginning of Self Empowerment...In today's fast changing world, career guidance is becoming difficult for any counsellor....so schools and colleges should become centers of Self Awareness for the next generation...Only then we can address the issue of UNEMPLOYMENT.
Empowerment is the awareness of choices...giving/having choices is empowerment...making somebody aware of choices is empowerment...thinking and choosing the best/right action is empowerment.
Only in silence you can have a train of thoughts reaching the right station...even a small interruption derails the train...so to think with satisfaction, silence and support of the environment is necessary...a supportive conversation or a discussion gives you the right environment to think with perfection...
Language teaching offers great joy for teachers as they can guide/shape/mould others' thoughts, career and conversations/relationships and so the whole life...because a language teacher helps a person to see the world in a new way...the world inside a person as well as the outside world...the movie HINGLISH VINGLISH is a good example of this thought.
Work is worship when one's profession becomes a passion....and life is a spiritual and enlightening journey when one's relationships become engaging conversations...what more does a human want ? These two things make everything...
Delhi becomes news because of two reasons...the awareness of the people of Delhi which is very high and also because the awareness about the people of Delhi which is also very high...so whatever happens in Delhi becomes the NEWS for the whole world. Other states are not so fortunate...
Can we dream of an India where students in schools are engaged also in conversations and not only in textbook activities like writing notes and reading them again and again...Conversations which bring clarity and empathy in their thoughts about other individuals, about topics of study and about themselves...But the sad thing is even in language classes like English, Hindi, Malayalam etc. the art of conversations is not even touched or taught ...That 's why the art of listening, the art of reading, even the art of thinking is slowly going away from our midst...education is now creating non-thinkers, non-listeners and non-readers....a world which just moves ahead without a direction...so let's lead the world by changing the way we educate our children by making them more humane, creative , bold enough to ask questions and also conversational in nature.
Let's fight against social evils like corruption, black money and poverty instead of always playing the blame game....let's find solutions by sharing ideas with each other...and let's remember- there is no idea which is fool proof...Improvisation is the name of the game.
Over Thinking kills Thinking....Ideologies kill ideas...and without ideas there is no growth...no growth rate.
THINKING is ACTIING to SEE beyond our long-held be-LIE-fS...it is ACTING to see the T-R-U-T-H.
The roads in Kerala it seems are constructed in some places (like Balussery to Karaparamba) in Kozhikode district to make a mockery of our Engineering and technological knowhow and also of our Social commitment. Even a single rainy season (and that too not yet over) can break our roads like a glass vessel makes us appear like big fools who are ready to grin and bear anything. We the people are always at the receiving end while using our roads and those behind the scenes laugh all the way to banks....
Normally the best method to deal with an issue is solution-based-method ie., see things as they really are, analyse and then act.
But for some strange reasons best known only to us, in India we follow another method called create confusion-based-approach. Here in this method we try to impress upon the common folks that it is a very complicated-and-difficult-to-solve-issue/problem and not only this, we even do our best to make things as confusing-and-complicated as possible for years and years.
So thanks to this great,novel,modern,sophisticated and highly intelligent approach to problem solving, issues like accident prone roads and other daily life issues affecting the common folks like price rise never get solved.
And moreover, why solve issues of common people when you have the gift of the gab to make problems seem as confusing as possible, as complicated as possible. After all, people are so simple/so innocent and will hardly change.
What does NEWS mean in politics? An incident that vindicates your ideology (or beliefs or views). It doesn't matter whether that incident takes place in another state or country or planet or even galaxy. Something that happens outside the circle of your worldview is just not news even if it happens in your own neighbourhood.
A country's economic progress lies in the growth of its companies. But its social progress lies in the happiness and harmony of its families. Family is also an institution like any other and it also needs care, concern and communication between its members round the clock. And economic progress has no existence without social progress. Can an artist draw without a proper canvas?
The day when we human beings understand the power of conversations, dialogues, words and verbal expressions rather than force, might, violence in solving interpersonal and international issues would write a new chapter in our evolutionary history.
Wishing you all a very happy INDEPENDENCE day...may our leaders get access to good and creative ideas for making the country free of all problems faced by people in their daily lives...may there be a healthy exchange of ideas across political spectrum, in social space and also across genders....this freedom to exchange IDEAS with anybody would usher in real FREEDOM.
When the spirits are low,
When the day appears dark,
When work becomes monotonous,
When hope hardly seems worth having,
just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin
down the road.......Arthur C Doyle.
It is not doing things right that is important..rather it is seeing things right that makes the vital difference between TRUTH and MYTH...yatha drishti, thatha srishti...and in our MEDIA-DEBATES -DRIVEN -KERALA NOW this quote appears so relevant.
This is the time for the Malayalam Film Industry and the viewers also to self-introspect and self-upgrade. Let's stay calm and wait for better times. Let's stay together like a family and keep our fingers crossed without judging anybody. Humanity is all about dealing with imperfections, not perfections.
Why don't we use plastic waste in road construction and repair work so that our roads become strong and last long...also can't this solve our problem of plastic waste management ?....This is a good idea but i am afraid it will take AGES for this THOUGHT to become a working reality...our govt. machinery will just sit on it , think on it , sleep on it, but will not act on it unless we the citizens, voice our protest against the poverty of ideas in making our roads safe and smooth and also in dealing with the social, health and environmental crisis created by plastic waste mismanagement.
Who is an employeee : A cog in the wheel.
Who is an entrepreneur : The wheel itself.
Yes, the wheel of personal growth and social change....and all the difference lies in making a courageous choice.
Stephen Hawkins says this would be our last century on this beautiful planet....so let us make it a century of great ideas helping people survive and also find happiness.
We lost to Pakistan because our team repeated the same strategy of our earlier games...this repetition is the worst enemy of creativity...being creative is what makes us true winners...
Kochi Metro is a big leap forward in the history of Kerala in making public transport comfortable, dignified and in tune with the times....may such endeavours succeed in more numbers adding happiness in the lives of all.
Saw the movie Bahubali....it's really a good movie...every scene is a dream ....and the person who comes close to Bahubali in real life is MK Gandhi....Gandhi is envied even today by many because of his influence on the masses...the common folks...that was also the real power of Bahubali and many other leaders like him...I request all leaders to see this movie and learn how to connect with their fellow beings and then lead and succeed....
The more the things change, the more we remain the same....Are we Keralites becoming more and more religious and therefore more superstitious....The fear of losing our possessions and relationships is making us search for security in religious traditions, age old customs and primitive forms of worship. Is the clock now going backwards ?
Every person is important(EIP) says our honourable PM....but a visit to our government institutions, even local body offices like panchayat, village etc. make us feel like we the citizens of Kerala JUST DON'T MATTER to those in seats...making us wait endlessly....
TO BE CONTINUED...