Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Schools, of what use

Schools are considered to be the only places where you can get knowledge nowadays. It's well known that the schools in India follow the British education system. Our founding fathers who were awed by the British education system forced it upon us.

The education system primarily focuses on the writing system of learning. This is an extension to the western thinking of prominence to writing than to understanding. Due to this, the evaluation system is focused only on writing and not oral explanations. So here is the first flaw, everyone has to be writers who not necessarily understand and write, but memorize and reproduce what they have learnt.

The blind faith kept by Indians on the education system is being "utilized" for aligning our thoughts towards cementing west superiority. This is the next flaw and mind you, it was not an undesirable consequence. It was a forceful intention of our founding politicians. They wanted us to align our thoughts and actions to mimick the West, as they considered them superior than us. In the longer run, we have forgotten out actual history and culture.


Sunday, April 3, 2016

The division of Tamil and Sanskrit

India was a land of rich culture. I have to put force on the past-tense of culture as today what we see is not even the shadow of the original culture. There was a time when in-spite of being in different "princely states", we were Indians.

But today we have reached a stage when we may be living under roof of India as a country. But internally we are divided with so many false notions. One of such false notion is about "Debate of Tamil Vs Sanskrit, which is oldest".

The day we were divided into states based on language, the seed of a new diversity was sown. It reached its highest state when anti-Hindi agitation movement took root in Tmail Nadu. The purpose of this article is to shed some points to the neutral "India" section. I am not biased with either Sanskrit or Tamil. Those who are pro-Tamil or pro-Sanskrit may choose to ignore this post. But read only if you are ready to get fresh perspective.


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