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Schools in the Business of Education

School Few incidents over the last couple of weeks made me look up the meaning of school in the dictionary. As per Dictionary:
skuːl/ noun: school; plural noun: schools 1. an institution for educating children. 2. any institution at which instruction is given in a particular discipline. An institution for Education Finished school about 25 years ago. I may be a little outdated, That’s what even I considered schools to be. Not because the dictionary says so. But we felt so, while we were in school. There was a lot that we learnt at school. From the books, our syllabus and curriculum. We had numerous activities like sports, debates, quiz competitions, cultural and co-curricular activities, apart from academics. Though we didn’t have a lot of facilities and infrastructure, but let's skip them for now.
Talking about knowledge and education. I still remember a lot from my school days- the basic concepts and even its application. Many a times I am amazed, rather shocked at the la…
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New Year Resolutions are for the Fickle Minded

It's good to make and keep resolutions. Today is 1st Jan 2018. More than half the world would make New Year Resolution (NYR). Most will fail. The very practice is conceptually flawed.
The Tradition. The history goes back to the Babylonians & the Romans, who vowed on a day or during a specific period, to do something through the year. The vows were made to the Gods; entailed a much bigger commitment.
The New Year Resolution. In Modern times, as part of NYR, we commit to ourselves (or family) to start or to stop doing something. The most common resolutions are:- Stay Healthy Lose weight Enjoy life to fullest Save more Spend more time with family/friend Few lesser talked NYRs; which constitute a high percentage; are giving up habits like Drinking, smoking, and other more dangerous substances. Simple Observation.I haven't made any NYR but do indulge in physical activity regularly. Mostly a sport or jog, sometimes both. I am in Abu Dhabi for a few days, my normal schedule i…

Virtual Greeting, Social Celebration and Real Relations

Facebook greeted me with a message, as the year came to a close.
 Do I care?  Obviously Not. My year ended pretty good, even with this note from Facebook.   But, Should you care? Real World Connections. I have close to 2000 friends on Facebook. All of whom I have met, most I fondly interact whenever I meet. (Few are mere acquaintances). The number would have been greater if all my friends were on Facebook and connected.
I have made friends in real life and later connected with them on Facebook. The friends on my list are from my School days, College, Band of Brothers from the Armed Forces, Training academies, various courses I've attended, people with whom I've served in various tenures. My batch mates from MBA. Colleagues from the companies I've worked with. Neighbours from places I've stayed at. Friends with whom I've gone on trips. My students, participants and trainers- from the trainings I've attended and imparted. Friends I made on various trips. Bike …

Journalism, Sensationalism and Bitching

Gujarat and Safety

A video has supposedly gone viral in poll bound Gujarat (Surprising, how I was not able to find this viral on youtube, facebook, google. None of the friends I spoke to have seen it on whatsapp either). This controversial video is being given communal flavour by the presstitutes and covered as front page news. Election commission has ordered a probe, banned the video. Cybercrime Cell is investigating its origins. Libtards are demanding strict action against those who made and circulated the video. I fail to understand how the speeches by the likes of Owaisi and Abdullah are not found inflammatory and they are not imprisoned for instigating communal divide.

This video, is in no way communal as being portrayed by the presstitutes, Libtards and siculars. I haven’t seen the video, but what I’ve read is: The video shows a girl hurrying back home; through a deserted locality with some sound playing in the background (probably azaan). When she finally enters her house, her worried parents jum…

Distance Education and Technical Degree.

The (not so) Supreme court ruled out technical courses through distance education. I fail to understand the logic (becoming rarer in recent supreme court decisions), if there is any. The only piece of supporting information is that the court feels "it will not the same as person attending college". Going through other media/news articles, other things being discussed are seats in the Engineering colleges are going vacant, the quality of the Distance Learning is not enforceable and stipulation of distance education be conducted after proper approvals.

Distance Education?
I am not sure what Supreme Court classifies as Distance Education. Is it the IGNOU model where course material is sent via Post or it encompasses all where students are physically not in campus, to include online courses (moving beyond postal services). I am assuming the 2nd definition.

Knowledge
Knowledge and degree have no correlation. Going to college does not guarantee knowledge. The application of the k…