Tuesday, 12 July 2011

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

       John and Rosie are a poor but loving couple.Their poverty was a result of their negligence towards studies when in childhood and adolescence.Their only hope was their lovely son,Jack,who was then four years old.So,he was admitted in a good school by his parents and his parents felt very happy about it.After all,God was making their son free from the troubles they were facing.
       Though the new place,at first,troubled Jack,he became adjusted to it.After all,in his home,he used to play alone because his parents were away at work.His neighbours used to visit him for giving him food.But,in school,there were many individuals of his age and thoughts.His joy knew no bounds.He played with them happily,ate his lunch heartily,and by God's grace,he could grasp things faster.He was a very cheerful boy.
       As time passed by,John's home was the center of happiness in the entire world.Though John and Rosie felt tired at the end of whole day work,Their son would throw away all their weariness by his cheerfulness.He always stood first in his class and his parents were very happy.
       Now,Jack is a thirteen year old boy.He has come to the eighth standard and a clear rift has begun to develop in between studies and play.The sudden rise in competition among people of all sections is now  demanding more proficiency in studies and this is the reason for the formation of the gap.So,he has hardly any time to play with his all day work.When he told his parents about this,they insisted that he should give utmost importance to his studies as they are very keen about his career.Soon,change began to take place in him and he began to lose his initial zest for studies.His parents also noticed this and were very unhappy.
       Once,Rosie's friend,Marie visited them and in between their casual talk,came the discussion of Jack.Rosie sadly explained her son's decreasing cheer and his sudden downfall in studies.Marie,being a perspicacious woman quickly answered,
              "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
       Thanks to God,Jack is now again a cheerful boy.He studies well and also plays well.Had there not been Marie,Jack would have been worse.

Extreme care leads to complications
Encountering the transition from home to hostel

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Encountering the transition from home to hostel

         Every student needs to be in a hostel for at least once in his life.In olden India,entire education used to be provided in 'Gurukulams',where a student needed to be away from his parents,be they kings or paupers,and attained knowledge while serving his Guru.He would live there austerely and all the students were treated uniformly.
         One's student life never becomes accomplished if there was no hostel life.Hostel life increases the strength of wings of an individual many folds,by improving qualities like self confidence,self defence,adroitness etc.
         Generally,there exist two types of situations.The first in which hostel life is better than home life and the second in which home life is better than hostel life.In general,the second situation is more common.However,owing to social and environmental conditions,which also play a significant role,anything may be fairly possible.
         For students who fear hostel life,the following tools may be of some help.

  1. Develop good communication skills.When away from home,these play a vital role.We can be as whatever we wish when at home but the same does not hold good when in a different realm.Showing courtesy to elders,being friendly to other students,etc.will create a good impression of you in others and that in turn will make you feel at home.
  2. Be strong at will.There will definitely be some adverse circumstances in a new place.In such situations,high will power helps to overcome any problem.
  3. Overcome fear.Do not forget that the people new to you are also humans like you and are not deadly beasts or monsters.It is as simple as this,"The more you fear,the more you are feared."
  4. Try to imbibe gregariousness.This may not be possible for those people who are introverted by nature.However,it is better to mix up with others as freely as possible and avoid unnecessary tensions.
  5. Keep a vigilant eye.There will also be some unwanted and sinister forces which will try to disrupt and perish you.You must know who is benevolent and who is malevolent.Be far away from the malignant.
  6. Be dedicated to studies.This is for people who are very extroverted and over gregarious.You should not forget that your primary purpose is studies and thus attaining a fruitful career.It is this fruitful career that you and your parents are awaiting most.You should never cross your limits as that may be lethal to you and your family.

         In the present day competition,withstanding nostalgia has also become a part of struggle for existence.Though communication through mobile phone or email may not be able to exchange that much love and affection as through letters,it is definitely an easy way to suppress nostalgia
        All the qualities indicated above will automatically be inculcated by a witty and wise student.Nevertheless,this passage may prove useful to some students.
        Finally,I would like to wish every student travelling hostel from home that he would enjoy every bit of his hostel life,ie.his 'second life'.
        This Sanskrit sloka can be correctly incorporated here.
                उत्साहः साहसं धैर्यं बुद्धिः शक्तिः पराक्रमः |
                षडेते यत्र तिष्ठन्ति तत्र देवोऽपि तिष्ठति || 

The Vital Vote
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

Sunday, 3 July 2011

The Doctors Day

A doctor has always been a source of inspiration for the entire human kind.He holds a very great position in the present society with the unique power of comforting those living machines who themselves deal with mechanical,electrical and all such non living machines.He is the life giver for even the first citizen of any nation.There exists,not at all any place for doubt,in saying that,"The doctor is the second creator."
Not only in the present,the doctor held a very respectable position even in the past.In olden days,a doctor is given very much respect and is treated a very sacred and godly figure.
The development of Biology, 'the science of life',has widened the horizon of the concept of a doctor.Today,hundreds of specialities of treatment exist and there are full pledged learning methodologies and research facilities for each of these specialities of treatment.
While an engineer has mostly to do with intelligence and a lawyer with elegance,the doctor has to be a very perfect balancer,judiciously mixing knowledge,creativity,care and an extreme amount of courage.
When we see a surgeon or any other type of a doctor,we invariably observe the creativity in him.Let it be separation of Siamese twins,or a removal of unwanted and malignant tissues from any part of the body,the doctor really rocks.It is the most awe inspiring part of him.
An infinitesimal mistake can make an engineer malconstruct a machine,it can make a lawyer lose a case(excluding those cases where there might be a havoc eg.collapsing of a building,sentencing of an innocent accused,etc.)but in the case of a doctor,it makes a living being lose dear life.Therefore,it is the care that is the most important virtue we find in a good doctor.
It is correct to describe the letters of the word 'doctor' in this way.
O-Opulence(in Godliness)
Finally,I would like to make it clear that this passage is not at all intended to hurt people of any other profession.It is just describing the worth of a doctor.Moreover,it is not just anything meaningless like any sort of  WRAQCE7XP3ZC stuff written to impress people.It is from the deep core of my heart.
This Sanskrit saying would definitely provide a nice conclusion.
" वैद्यो नारायणो हरिः |"

A Warm Winter Day
Gently Falls The Bakula