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searching-for-meOh, they had better be! Incidentally just who do you file a suit against in this case?That’s what I’d like to know.

Sometimes though, education can be worse than bitter – it can be just plain olde stupid ( and here I quote our textbooks) :

” This is also known as small signal current gain and its value is very large.” Bloody physics.

” People should not participate in the election process because they don’t know what’s good for them.” From my brother’s text on the chief arguments against Democracy.

” It may also be performed by unqualified, illegal quacks ( Comment : Quacks?!)..”.As in the Biology text book  (something about intrauterine contraceptives).

Disclaimer : Italics are mine, obviously.

Although they are entertaining, these little snippets just seem to crop up so much more often when The Big Bad Exams are here and I need to vent, don’t they? This has been your Fact For the Day.

What else has happened that is of moment and worthy of this here blog? I just finished Atlas Shrugged a couple of days back.You know, because that is obviously The Thing To Do when you have The Big Bad- let’s just say BBEs from now, shall we? So, yes.I was saying.Thing to do.Obviously.

And? It’s brilliant.It has all the Objectivism from Fountainhead and her characteristic style..In short : Really liked it.The only trouble with it is the microscopic print- takes halfway to forever to read!- and the fact that it can just get a little too verbose and repetitive at some points.I am in love with the idea and characters, though.And you know what they say, love is blind!So it is that I am urging you all once again to GO READ IT ALREADY!

And because of the insistent throbbing somewhere around my temples ( say hi, temples!) I am going to have to call it a night, here.Actually more because I have managed to convince myself that this is, of course, the only reason I am not studying for that dreaded Physics Exam (Ohhh boy!) and if I keep at this that bossy, sensible voice in my head is going to have things to say, isn’t it? Not leaving without a quote from the book, though (and my favourite) :

I think it’s funny.  There was a time when men were afraid that somebody would reveal some secret of theirs that was unknown to their fellows.  Nowadays, they’re afraid that somebody will name what everybody knows.

– Fransico d’Anconia ( Although I like Rearden better.And Dagny- yes, the female lead, for a change! I couldn’t stand Galt, though. That would be my second-favourite quote: ‘Who is John Galt?’.OKOK, I’m leaving.Give the girl navy dude a break!)

Update:

I found this in the dictionary:

“quack 2 // (kwk) n.

1. An untrained person who pretends to be a physician and dispenses medical advice and treatment.”

Who knew?!


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Heya! Well, after Adzzie’s “serious” post ( *cracks up* ). Umm… yes, so I decided to write about something I have been bugged with for a while. Its our entire education system here in India. I think its flawed. A lot.

First things first, how many of you actually remember what you were taught in the 8th or 9th grade?? Does it matter when a war took place or how many people died? Isn’t it more interesting (and probably useful) to knw why it happened? So, forget history, I feel history should be taught like stories so we actually register something rather than just sort of mugging it up for the exams (for the uninitiated, “mugging up” is a term that is used here to refer to memorization. Lolz!). Even the Physics and Chemistry we learn has no direct application in our lives everyday, and most of it so vague (it is when you enter the 11th grade), but even that is OK, because Science is an educated guess (as I have said many times to Adzzie who is of the opinion that Math is the only thing that makes sense anymore). So if your base is wrong, then you’re kinda dead rite?. The board tells us that we need to ‘apply our concepts’ and gives us ‘HOTS’ (higher order thinking) and……it gives us books to ‘mug’ these up from. The point therefore is lost. So, no one actually ends up thinking as such. We are told that we’re learning but are we really?

I’m especially bugged with English exams, rather than the language that we are supposed to learn, the teacher checks whether all the ‘points’ of the answer are present. So, even if your English is crappy, if your ‘points’ are there, you score.Its mad. They take all the fun out of learning.

Fine, I will stop whining now. I do like my Physics though. I find it quite interesting. But thats mostly beacuse I actually read my reference books and try to understand everything properly.

Thats done then. Please DO NOT take it all seriously and get offended (JIC). K? (She sez to the imaginary people).


In other, more interesting news, have you heard Violet hill by Coldplay?? Its off their new album Viva La Vida which I learnt means “Long Live The Life” in Spanish. The cover art is very interesting which has been taken from a painting by Eugene Delacroix called ‘Liberty Leading The People’.

Liberty Leading the People (French: La Liberté guidant le peuple) is a painting by Eugène Delacroix commemorating the July Revolution of 1830, which toppled Charles X. A woman personifying Liberty leads the people forward over the bodies of the fallen, holding the tricoloreflag of the French Revolution in one hand and brandishing a bayonetted musket with the other.

(Thanks Wiki)

So. Back to topic. I love that song! Its beautiful musically even though I do not seem to understand what exactly its about, it seems like an anti-war song..(If you know, please leave a comment!). Viva La Vida is also a good song which I really need to listen to again.

My favorite lines from Violet hill are:

Priests clutched onto bibles
Hollowed out to fit their rifles
And the cross was held aloft

A leetal bit morbid? Yes. But I like them all the same.

So with that I leave you my people. Cya l8r!

Update: Check this out, someone really doesn’t like the board…

http://cbseboardsarehell.blogspot.com/

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