quick sketch on a may day statue in my city beach ref photo used…
Few days back i was participating in a TV talk show – the topic was ‘ whether youngsters in India respect elder’s advice or not?’
here are some of my views …
who is an elder and who is younger?
can we just judge by age ? is it right?
if so are we then contradicting Indian history and philosophies which have always been focusing on the point that age doesn’t makes one younger or elder. On the other hand experience makes a person mature.
Our nation never hesitated in accepting youngsters views – we had leaders like Shivaji and Bhagath Singh,Viveknanda on one hand and mahathma gandhi, Patel,Netaji on the other.
Generation gap was not happening in India then, why now?
I feel the best aspect of our Indian culture is the repeated idea that’s been emphasized on one single point and that is … ” Don’t judge ”
who are we to judge others? let’s live and try to understand ourselves first.
and the other important issue ‘ letting go of ego’
but today our society especially crowded with people who boast themselves as ” culture protectors of India” are too judgmental on everything …
we are so worried about women’s dress code and youngsters not touching the feet of elders as a mark of respect … but we are totally not concerned about really bigger issues that’s not only affecting the next generation but the elders as well .
What are we providing for the gen next? a polluted,corrupted,valueless society? and in turn demanding respect from younger people ?
how is this logically correct?
politicians watch pornographic clips in parliament
youngsters are beaten up when they go to pubs !
Respect doesn’t comes by demand it comes from your acts – that’s how i feel.
many parents feel that in today’s world kids don’t listen to elder’s views,
point is listening doesn’t matters doing matters and following matters
the problem lies on both side elders fail to understand youngsters and like wise kids too are indifferent towards elders.
for any relationship to thrive there must be love,trust and maturity, this applies to parents and kids too.
Thought this incident is a specific one and it cannot be generalized and we cannot draw any generalized conclusion from this brutal act.
Yet few question does arises
few blame the teacher’s strictness and today’s stress full education system
few blame the kids -they are violent and inhuman
few blame the parents
but what can we achieve by blame game?
this act is a crime no doubt about it
but the killer being a school kid and the victim a school teacher is what all that matters
the simplest straight forward reason is ‘lack of values’ – not only among kids is a fact that must be understood here, for crime rate in India is alarmingly high
there is no blaming here, the kid has lost his values – responsibility for this act is on society – we can’t pinpoint one single person for this.
this is just an example ,
our education teaches getting 100% marks
kids learn the value of money
kids learn how important quotas are
so amid all these humanity and self respect often gets missed
kids are young people with their own mind and individuality we must realize this , so forcing our views on them won’t help much.
What happens when we forcefully change a new generation’s thought?
Hitler when he gained administrative powers in Germany, closed all the youth clubs and turned them into his brainwash camps for young people.. the result was the Nazi army!
While in India we had real leaders like Gandhi ji, Bhagath Singh and Vivekananda who turned youths to positive human power. So it all depends on what we believe and do
sharing our experiences would be of much help to the next generation rather than boring them with advice.
you change … the world will change, this applies to elders and youngsters too.
Okay, its kinda weird, i don’t know how many of you feel like me,
reading ebook, tried but seems that’s not my cuppa ‘chai’
for a person like me who is crazy about books, and always love to read anytime, any where,
i really don’t feel comfortable reading a whole book from laptop, iPad, eBook reader,cellphone etc
its an odd feeling, i enjoy reading in the old fashioned way, rather than hooked to an electronic device,
main issue is, the smell, any true book worm would agree with me, the smell of a book (new or old) can never be missed,
next comes the pleasure of page flipping, how can anyone miss the satisfaction of turning the pages?
nothing can match the rustle and the paper’s texture brushing our fingers while flipping pages 🙂 not even the virtual page flipping effects helps me.
most important thing i can’t compromise is choosing,browsing and buying books from book shops – love to shop books. I love the experince of choosing a book by its cover, (often by its back cover 🙂
and convincing myself whether to buy a paper back or a library edition,
to me when i hold a book and read it , i completely surrender myself to it, its like a rhythmic act,
there is nothing else apart from me and the book while i read it.
Nothing makes me happier than a good book on a rainy day with a cup of coffee 🙂
anyways i don’t have anything against e books 🙂 its just my personal choice.
i don’t think i can ever enjoy a complete book in any other form other than a real book.
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புகைப்படம் எடுக்க நான் மிகவும் கஷ்ட்டப்படும் நேரம், கலவரம் முடிந்த பின் நிலவும் நேரந்தான். நான் மிகவும் மனக் கட்டுப்பாடோடுதான் இருக்கிறேன். மனதளவில் பாதிக்கப்படாமல் இருக்க முயற்சிக்கிறேன். ஆனால் அது மிகக்கடினம்.நாங்கள் இங்கு காணும் காட்சிகள் அவ்வளவு கொடுமையானவை. ஒருமுறை கலவரதிற்குப்பின்