Friday, July 1, 2011

The School Bag

Throughout the decade of my married life, Poly has served two of  a wife’s duties very well. One, being the punch-bag of all my  gender jokes and two, being the guinea pig of my crazy little experiments. My daughter has a very very important test tomorrow,   because the marks will carry to her finals. As usual, she felt very sleepy at 6 O'clock in the evening  and went to bed. It is normally a challenge for both of us to put her into bed, unless she has an exam on the next day.  Anyways, after ages ,  Poly and me, were alone, seemingly having nothing to do, cause the  chicken curry in the Lunch was decided to be brought forward to Dinner. Poly was visibly upset and tensed because we are sure Jiya won’t be able to write a single sentence in the test. So we tried to do some Root Cause Analysis of Jiya’s total non-interest in  studies  and her self- destructing habit  of playing all the time.  The burning proof of her under-performance is that she scored just a petty  95 %  in her last annuals , when her friends are comfortably ahead of her with 98-99%. Jiya is already six years old and she had been  to school for last four years almost. Its obvious that she still doesn’t like to go to school, look at the expression in her face when she is told that ‘tomorrow is a holiday’. But!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Corruption and Me

Hi friends. Hope you are the prime of ur health and Happiness.
Well. with a lot of interest I have been watching the recent developments all over India, people are getting aware and coming out to protest against corruption. Corruption is eating us up. and the levels of mis -appropriation of Public money are unbelievable. 1000 crores in NC hills of Assam, 2G scam(cannot write the figure.cannot imagine that people manage to have that amount of money) ,CWG scams, ISRO scams..Big Dam lobby..
And for us commoners we have one answer Anna Hazare!!...and for that matter our very own "Akhil Gogoi".I very much appreciate the efforts they have made..mobilised the people ..educated them against  corrupt people, used up to date electronic and other mass media effectively ( including my fav Facebook) ..and finally showing us some good hopes. They have been outstanding people and I am sure they don't have any  other intentions but to free us from the corrupted administration . I may sound little sarcastic in saying that but honestly, I stopped believing in mass movements. Being from this part of the world, I did saw quite a few movements, and have been a part of a few,( one of them is a strike to remove our principal at AEC,  and other one "The illustrated Axomiyar Astwitwa Rokhyar Xongram".) And I have seen what these movements has given us. I will have to wait for sometime to see if  Movements  Hazares & Gogois against corruption 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Let me start with a story (Not mine, I found it the net)

          Philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 2" in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full?  
They agreed that it was.  
          So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. He then asked the students again if the jar was full.  They agreed it was.
         The students laughed.  The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. 
        "Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognise that this is your life. The rocks are the important things - your family, your partner, your health, your children - things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. 
      The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else, the small stuff. 
       If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal. Take care of the rocks first - the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."  
          But then...a student then took the jar which the other students and the professor agreed was full, and proceeded to pour in a glass of beer. Of course the beer filled the remaining spaces within the jar making the jar truly full.  

meaning -  no matter how full your life is, there is always room for some fun!!