Monthly Archives: January 2010

Bharat Ek Khoj

I still remember how much I waited for the four amazing television shows on Doordarshan. Those days were simply the most glorious days of Doordarshan-

  1. Vyomkesh Bakshi
  2. Bharat Ek Khoj
  3. Malgudi Days
  4. Surabhi Continue reading

Am I worthy enough?

I have been a part of Sankalp for more than two years now. I see my thoughts coming into action here. I see the youth constantly working for the cause of 100% voluntary blood donation- the blood revolution. 30 odd people, who have given their blood, sweat, tears and lives to serve for the cause- of a better world. Continue reading

Compulsory Attendance- No Sir!

Why do teachers teach the same thing that’s there in text books? A student can anyways study it in a more silent and cozy place than sitting inside a classroom filled with screaming classmates. Knowledge is not the reason students come to class, unfortunately! Alas! Students don’t wake up in the morning and say- “Today I’ll learn Data Structures- I better hurry up for college!” instead they say in worry- “I’ll miss my attendance”. Is attendance the only thing that binds a student to his class? Sadly- Yes! Continue reading

Oh! Vidarbha…

Vidarbha farmer suicides have been a matter of shame for our nation for quite some time. And they still happen. It dates back to 2006 when in the six districts of Vidarbha, suicides were the order of the day. In one year there were 600 deaths! Continue reading

Ruchika molestation case

Fourteen-year-old Ruchika was molested Aug 12, 1990 by S.P.S. Rathore, who rose to become Haryana’s police chief. She was immediately expelled from school. Her brother was arrested by police of possibly no reason, other than the police taking their revenge against her. Continue reading