About Me

A simple technological geek with an insane passion for the Android OS, smart-phones and tablets.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

School Life is the Start of Life

School !! A Word remembered for 12 years by all human beings who have the capability to go to school.The word School has a million definitions depending on children but it is just one thing or to keep it simple its a place where education is given by lots of teachers to a large mass of students.

If you ask a student who fails a lot they would say it is a living nightmare or hell on earth where they are forced to study subjects which aren't even required for the future and the teachers are devils.

Same question if you ask an average student they would say its just another place to get new friends and to waste time and to get away from parents who nag them to study all the time and teachers are just people who come to class and waste their breath.

Repeat the question to the First Ranker and he or she would say School is heaven,which idiot told that it was a living nightmare and that the teachers are devils?My Maths Sir is like my second Father and my Economics Miss is my second mother.(Personally I don't know why the First Ranker is my class thinks like that.I think its because he never got a shouting or got lots of praises).

Either way I just think School is all these things except a living nightmare(Well I used to think of my Hindi teacher as a monster but ever since I started studying she has been singing praises all these months).I would prefer Dubai schools because we have less homework and classwork and things to study but here I use 3 gel pens a week so that is 30 rupees per week.There is a lot more study competition here than in Dubai like suppose a student gets 998/1000 he or she might still get second or third rank so just think how the first ranker might study.

Though studies is the thing that 95% of children complain about,no ever complains much about the school.Its a wonderland for education and fun.Things that are gained here are Knowledge,Skill and Stamina through sports,Friendship and Power(Through the little violent fights that take place in class and girls aren't an exception in my class but they are a LOT LESS violent,of course).

Like I said in my previous post something that is good must have bad points.I have found a lot of inconveniences in Indian Schools but I feel that I should just note down the main pointers.

First Point - Teachers
Though teachers aren't devils that doesn't mean their your friends nor your enemies but basically even Dubai teachers are way better than the Indians.One thing is that Indian Teachers especially the Sirs aren't broad minded.You talk to a boy(In Girls Case) or if you talk to a girl(In Boys Case) or just simply smile you would get punished but who are they to address us??? Can they come and punish us in the future when we work side by side with Men or Women in office??? No,its obvious!!!! If Indian Teachers were broad minded then what reason would children need to simply talk to the other gender just to irritate the teachers??? The reason the teachers of the present are so short minded is because the teachers of the past were short minded as well. I'm even beginning to think this might be a reason that India doesn't develop.

Second Point-Teachers
Men and Women are both in equal status in the present at Social and Business Levels.Boys and Girls even WERE equal in the past in schools.Nowadays,its hard to find a single teacher out of a thousand teachers who support boys.They are very partial towards Girls in the present which creates jealously,hatred and vengeance in Boys.
Previously I had a Computer Science Competition that took place in my school.Each class was split into 2 teams of 4 members for Boys and Girls respectively.While there was only 1 week till the day of the competition,my team was doing the planning.The Girls team went for 4 days to the lab,bunking all the periods which they thought were boring even without asking permission whereas the boys weren't even given permission by anyone to go.When we got the permission our computer science teacher wouldn't let us into the lab.The Girls worked on their projects for 6 days wheres we were given only 2 1/2 days(Doesn't that seem partial?).Finally one day after we got fed up and really angry with our teacher we decided to drop our projects if she didn't allow us into the Computer Lab.When she entered the class we asked permission but we were rejected.My friends went into a fury but I told them to wait and see if the girls got permission.As a thought the teacher gave them permission.Well at this moment if it was possible our faces would have been red with rage and smoke would be coming out of our ears and nose.Being close descendants from Gorillas we did exactly what a Gorilla would do in rage - Destroy anything it sees.So we broke 2 tables in our class and told our teacher we want out.So she had no choice but to let us continue our projects because she was going to lose a valuable team.
So partiality is another thing I hate about teachers."Everyone born equal,should have the Right to remain equal!" So I'm not saying that Girls are treated like princesses but they should treat boys equally to girls.

Third Point - Teachers
If you didn't commit a crime but you were falsely caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and accused of the crime what would you do? A million things to sue the person who is falsely accusing you?Same thing here about Indian Teachers.For them it is Punish First and Question Later.The serious thing is that they don't even question later but not at all,they just punish but they don't punish girls if they have done a mistake another thing in partiality.Boys get blamed.If this keeps continuing,Girls are going to take us for granted and even then the teachers won't question them.Lots of people ask again and again and again - Why doesn't India develop??? Well I think I found the answer - Partiality and Over reactions to almost everything.If any kid reading this wants to become a teacher think about what I wrote.You would be loved by students other than be cursed by them.

Well this is AJ signing off.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A Day At The Science Exhibition

What is a science fair or exhibition to us?Well the majority of children will say its just a waste of time but then a question pops up in our mind asking was it a waste of our knowledge and skill?Then comes the real answer 'No' but children don't like it when they are left without an option so they pop another question what did we gain from this?(This is what the children who didn't get a prize at the science exhibition would usually ask).Then we ask them this -Before a week from the exhibition did you know what a Water Overflow Indicator is and how it works or what a Tsunami Warning or Solar Panel or a See-Saw Water Flow is?Simple answer 'No'.Now if we ask they will say 2 or 3 paragraphs about them and then only realize that all of a sudden they say this much without knowing what it was a week ago.

In a Science Exhibition its the knowledge gained and not the prize gained that counts(Well I would just like to add I got second prize not that I want to spoil what I'm trying to say here).Well if something like this has so much advantages you have to sooner or later say the disadvantages(this must be the moment any children reading this would be waiting for).

First thing is I'm not an early person,for me early morning is 10 am so my grandfather usually says good afternoon as soon as I wake up who can blame him?So imagine my shock when my Physics teacher says I have to be at school at 6:45 am sharp but when I go to school my teacher arrives slowly showing off his new bike at 7:30!!!! Imagine what I would have been thinking at that time?

Second thing is the time taken to travel.Who told the school trust to put 2 districts distance between my school and the college?

Third thing remember not too eat any gaseous food especially egg in the morning otherwise you would end up stinking the whole bus during the travel and would be searching desperately for a toilet throughout the college.

Fourth thing is carrying those heavy charts and projects here and there.You have to carry a plastic house, a lighthouse and a beach once in a while.

Fifth thing is making your usual lunch time from 12 pm to 3:30 pm.I had to do it because the college teachers and students come and see our projects at their leisure which leads to the sixth point-Waiting which no kid likes to do in this lightning fast world.

Seventh thing is to NEVER EVER EVER get a partner for the science exhibition because my partner ran off at the start of the exhibition and came back only when it ended so I lost all my energy explaining about his project as well.

Eighth and last thing is the audience and the Judge.The audiences come and go at their leisure and the Judge always comes last when our projects get worn out or broken after all the demonstration.I liked the Judge very much because after everyone saw our projects they wrote their comments on the comment book so when the Judge came no one even opened their mouths except when explaining but when he was about to leave I just called and asked,"Sir,Comments please".He replied by saying,"Why comments?I'll give a certificate itself!".

After he left I was just standing there with a blank look on my face when everyone from my school team ran up to me and shook my hand,"Man your great!How could you think like this?We were so silent and nothing was running in our heads but you were brave and alert enough to ask the Judge for comments.Now we are sure we are going to get a prize".

Turns out my school only got the 1st,2nd and 3rd prizes out of the 14 schools that participated.Imagine how proud I was when they announced-Mohamed Sathak Matriculation and Higher Secondary School,Champions of the Globe-Tech 2010 Science Exhibition.Congrats to all of you!".It sent chills down my spine and gave tears in my eyes.Grand moment which I will not forget in my life.

So I hope you enjoyed reading as much as I did writing.

Well this is AJ signing off.

Friday, January 22, 2010

My First Blog

Welcome one and all to my blog.This is my first blog and I got the idea of starting a blog thanks to my Father.There is nothing much about me that needs to be specified I'm just like any other 14 year old boy with a dream to achieve and a family full of support to achieve that dream.I was born in Kerala,India and I was brought up in Dubai,United Arab Emirates.By the way my dream is to become an Animator or a guy who tests out new games(Obviously a dream that all boys would have).I want to own a Porsche Carrera GT and a Ducati 1098 R but right now what I really want is to finish my 10th and 12th.

Well this is AJ signing off.