Inter Species collaboration

The commonness among the humans and monkeys are well documented. In this rare encounter a monkey which had been alone and out of its herds for couple of weeks was desperate to live life & socialize its own ways

The commonness among the humans and monkeys are well documented. In this rare encounter a monkey which had been alone and out of its herds for couple of weeks was desperate to live life & socialize its own ways. So having got an opportunity to communicate with a human who is calm, it gorges on him before its senses takes over it and makes it to behave as it would have with another of its species. It quietly finishes its job till its satisfied and moves on.

The human in the video is none other than myself and the monkey was a special guest to our college who stayed for couple of weeks feeding on the delicacies of the college canteen and enjoying himself playing the dogs (pulling its tail) and with his human counterparts .

Analysis – Art of Teaching

Analysis of the art of teaching within the purview of Indian System.

An individual always gets an opportunity in his student days to experience a teacher who has just entered the profession. The reception the teacher gets depends on the age scale of the students.  The younger the students are, the better the teacher is accepted, irrespective of the quality of teaching. As the students get older, there is always a sense of restlessness if the teacher is not upto the mark as expected by the students. If the first few sessions doesn’t go well with the students and a feedback mechanism is absent, the students generally start creating trouble for the want of missing the class.

I happened to experience the same recently. A new lecturer had joined the college and we were all curious to know how she would cope up with our antics and teach a subject at the senior level. It so happened that the 1st day she took the class, she had a very bad beginning. Her body language was provocative by trying to dominate with the word Go. Also the what she took things was very bad. Her threshold levels were very low when it came to silence and she incidentally taught less and scolded more. This hit upon the psychology of the students on how they perceived her and the level of respect they had for the new lecturer. This continued for more than 3-4 sessions and by that time student had started provoking the teacher. There was a drastic shift in the level of respect she was getting.

After 7-8 days she did settle down by increasing her threshold level to the disturbance created by the students and also by concentrating on the content she was teaching. As this improved there was again a considerable shift in the psychology of the student. having seen that their antics is not getting the due attention, students became independent in their approach . Instead of directly provoking her, they were involved in their work without disturbing the class. Thus the level of respect to the lecturer from the students had increased without their knowledge. It was a non violent strategy followed by the lecturer and it did work out . But this created a new challenge of getting the students involved in the content she was teaching in.

Thus for a teacher, getting the respect initially a big challenge compared to any other thing. Once a level of respect is achieved , he/she can weave her web of control and get the students to swing to her tunes. Once this critical point is achieved, a teacher more a step ahead in becoming a successful teacher.

Teaching is a challenging profession. Not all teachers are born to be one. Nevertheless they adopt themselves and try to bring out the best in them.   Its a mystical profession where one can control the thought process of hundreds of young minds leading to a better future for themselves and the generation ahead.

Crooked Indian Higher Education

Analysis of the perception of the Indian parents towards Higher Education.

As the classes got over, I was walking from my college to the bus stop. I was stopped by a middle aged man who started questioning me about the authenticity of the quality education given by the college, preferred choice of the course and the ease at which a degree can be got with a particular course.  After few seconds i realized  that it was a tensed father who was eager to know about the college as his son had the counseling session the next day.

As the conversation rolled on, he began to ask me as to which course was the easiest choice. What lacked was the important information about his sons interest. When i asked him so, he came up with Mechanical in a flash. But his father wasn’t very enthused by his sons choice. As i walked the straight lane to my college bus stand, thoughts kept on circulating in my mind as to how similar the behavior of the father-son duo was to compared with my own parents. As I’ve observed in past 3 years things have been the same  all the while. Indian parents usually have been lately ignoring the vital info on child’s interest when they chose to do their higher studies. It has always been fueled by the false perception of the ease at which the degree can be got or the kind of jobs their child will get after graduation. They always seem to think from their heart but not in their heads. Rather than natural interest “Comparative decision making” rules the roost.

When the situation is compared with the parents of far west,  parents right from the young age encourage their children to pursue in their interest even if it rare and bizarre field. As the child grows up he is extensively into his field and becomes a formidable asset in his area. The story always ends happily. India has the largest population of below 35 years. They are the ones who will dictate terms in near future. They are the solution for everyday problems. They are our biggest hope. If we miss this opportunity to encourage them to pursue their interest , we would have to wait for another generation to take advantage of this.

Analysis – Members of Indian Parliament

This Article is an analysis of the intellectual and less focused side of the Members of Indian Parliament.

Channel number 261 has a very distinct viewership cycle. The graph goes high once in every Indian Season. It has no commercial ads. It  personifies the true power of Indian democracy. There are 545 heroes and heroines. Its none other than the Loksabha Channel (Parliament Channel).

Today I happened to witness an interesting debate on ‘Compulsory Education Bill’ on the Loksabha Channel. It was discussed for 2 days continuously. In the process it brought out the  intellectual side of some our MPs. It may not have been the best but it certainly was a classic example of how democracy give opportunity for everyone and how consensus is built upon large number of section of people. At the end of the day all the clauses were debated and amendments were proposed. Exch of the MPs were had their share of views with their local problems. Even with the latest technology the bill was passed with “Ayees” and “Noos”. It was a timid end for a bill which could possibly increase the talent pool of the nation. The discussions was held between members from different religions and culture. Men had worn their traditional attire and women were surrounded by their cultural aura. But the issue they debated were no less in magnitude. An average Indian MP is one of the least expected personalities to contribute to the democracy.

Nevertheless technology has brought in a lot of openness into the system. MPs are more responsible in front of the nation. Most of them do have the talent to always give a good fight  in a debate.Its the hidden talent one has to discover. Change in their psychology is the need of the hour.The veterans  bring in a lot of respect whenever they talk. They have seen the worst of problems and discussed the best of solutions. They posses large wisdom and are intellectuals in their own field. They truly encompass the powers of Indian democracy.

Analysis – Rural Indian Entrepreneurs

This article deals with the analysis of micro economy and rural entrepreneurship skills.

Its sunday and the eerie early morning silence is broken by the men and women who have made their way to the city from their villages. They unravel their goods and prepare to face the rest of their day which will test their street smartness and their natural entrepreneurship skills. The phenomenon is known as Raithara  santhe ( Farmers Market) in local lingo.

During early days farmers used to bring their crop and sell it directly to the customers. The profit margin was high as the middle men were avoided. This tradition has led to the formation of santhe. Nowadays santhe is considered as an excuse to sell everything under the sun. Right from cloths to antiques, pottery to toys everything is sold. Women have taken the lead to be part of this phenomenon. From centuries, women have been subdued to be just the part of house hold activities. They have been asked to manage things with miniscule resources. Starting from low finace to managing large family with limited food resiurces, Indian women has done it all. This largely has contributed to the evolution of the mind in such a way that  now, they are by nature good entrepreneurs.

With the modern world accepting the role of the women in larger scale, Indian women have the advantage of using her long developed skills in creating better deals and increasing the profit. This is especially seen at the grass root levels such as a santhe. They sell their produce completing with men. But its the evolution which has given her the advantage to do that extra bit to sell things. In technical terms she is an efficient manager with expertise in parameters concerning the local market. Without her knowledge she is a very good asset to her family.

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