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The Perfect Score 100%

Posted in Uncategorized by Tall Guy on July 8, 2017

I happen to read the papers and the tenth standard results were out with many scoring a perfect 100.

A few years back getting a perfect 100 was nearly impossible as no education board used to give them. Apparently you can score 100% now by enrolling into sports, arts and culture wherein one can get extra marks.

It just made me think about the students who ended at the lower end of the pyramid with low scores.

A tenth standard scores is considered very crucial as its like a stepping stone to the direction of the career one will choose.

With colleges coming up with cut-off percentage to admit students, students who have not done well or may be score a 65-75% will not be able to get into colleges.

To make them go through that kind of phase so early in life is something not justified when one is preparing them to take on the real world.

The education board seriously need to think about setting up the bar so high and the repercussions that can be felt by students on the lower order.

We all know that marks that one get in schools/colleges does not defines you once you are out in the real world. Still punishing those who did not do well at the cusp of their careers is certainly not justified.

Hope this trend of giving the perfect score is revamped.

 

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Media Callousness

Posted in media lows, Uncategorized by Tall Guy on April 30, 2017

A few days ago the whole nation seem to be obsessed with the chaos that Sonu Nigam’s tweet created over the use of loudspeakers for Azaan on Twitter.

It was bound to create controversy and it sure did and it soon came to the understanding that he voiced his opinion towards one community when that was not the case.

All kinds of opinions and fatwa came in but no one bothered to inform or should I say make aware that he was speaking about the use of loudspeakers for religious activities.

However in the midst of all of this raises a question about the Media’s responsibility towards putting the facts right in front of the people to form a correct/fair opinion. Something that did not happen here.

Similarly when the news of SnapChat CEO’s comment over India broke out, the media did not clear the reality behind it. It lead to a movement that people began uninstalling the app and down rating it in the app market.

The above incidents clearly indicate that times have really changed and media whose job was to make sure that the truth/fact is reported has been changed into sensationalism which could lead to higher TRP’s & what not’s.

In the age of Whatapp, Twitter, FB wherein news spreads like wildfire its equally the responsibility of the media to ensure that facts/truth are reported.

Then again, the people who appear gullible for the news that breaks in for to get their facts right before they come to a conclusion.

As far as the media goes, this is not going to be the last but hope it turns around like a cycle and good times are back again with a BANG!

The Apprentice (Donald Trump)

Posted in Uncategorized by Tall Guy on October 14, 2016

“You are Fired” is what I saw him doing when I started watching the show “The Apprentice” He would carry the aura of a self made man and would go on to explain on why he has fired the candidate.

I used to watch that show a lot, even liked the song “Money Money” played in the background as the program would start with images hovering around the Trump Tower.

Back then I did not knew who Donald Trump was. I only knew that he was a real estate business and made a lot of moolah in it. Apart from that he also owned the Miss World beauty pageant.

The US presidential elections is an event that the whole world watches with keen. Considering that its a world leader, choice of a president has it after effects on other countries depending on the path the newly elected President decided to takes.

History was made during the last US elections, when Mr. Barack Obama the first African-American was made president of the USA. People thought it was a dream turned into a reality as it changed the course of history for the country.

This elections too will recreate history if Hillary Clinton wins the elections to become the first women president of USA. It does comes as a surprise that they never had a women president given that movement of gender equality is strong over there as compared to India.

As the Democratic party backed Hillary Clinton who got the nomination from her party, the Republican party seems to be caught clueless as to whom to back who will win the presidential elections for them.

Seventeen names cropped up to get the nomination from their party but it all came down to one name. That name was Donald Trump. Yes, I know you wondering what is he doing bidding for the president elections. Apparently it was his time to be the candidate vying to be “The Apprentice”.

Except for the fact that this was not a TV show but the reality with the world as an audience and yes no retakes and cuts. It could not get any real than this.

Donald became the ‘Trump’ card when he won the nomination bid from his party. Snatching away victory from the politicians whose profession is politics…

If the fact that if his hair is real or a wig got people’s attention his foot in the mouth statements during his speeches left them with jaw dropping mouths. It felt as if he invented the foot int the mouth disease.

The ‘Trump’ card that people hoped Donald would turn out against a strong competitor like Hillary turned out to be the ‘Joker’. Alas waking up from their sleep would not get rid of their nightmare.

Every word that came out created more chaos and awe among the people all around. The nightmare seem to get only worse. He was more better as a billionaire looking after his business who appeared more subtle than now where he seems to be shooting from his hip every now and then.

This Joker is feared more than the one in the Dark Knight movie.

When one talks about electing someone as a President of a country. The person should exude confidence and is able to carry out his duties responsible towards his nation. To make that critical decision when no one want to make one.

To thinks about those characteristics in a president and then look at Donald Trump on the other end, I think one know what the right choice is all about.

Sorry, to say Mr. Trump but you are fired as your incompetency reflects in your actions. You have not been able to be a team player to carry your party together under your leadership. To be a role model for the people to whom you wish to guide the path of the future of your country. You are fired from becoming “The Apprentice”.

I hope the people in the US too take their decision wisely.

Fear

Posted in Uncategorized by Tall Guy on September 8, 2010

Its funny how fear can get to one’s mind and then the body reacts to the single thought that seems innocuous but has the power to control you.  Fear is like the air we breathe; we cannot see it but still feel it.

Everyone has some kind of fears that might be harmless or harmful in the long run and they learn to deal with it in their own way.  One either put themselves in a fight or flight situation or let the fear pass through them and the damage gets done.

I have fears, lot of fears.  There are some that I avoid, some that I face and still it sends out the same jitters as it was the first time.  Even though I am aware of my fears, I am not able to get rid of them.  I am still trying my trial and error methods but don’t seem to shake them off.

Isn’t it strange that it takes only one “thought” in your mind to instill fear in you and somehow all the attempts that one makes to ignore it, it only becomes more stronger and then one loses control over self.

Being afraid is not a bad thing, it helps us realize the eventuality of a situation we might be in.  It makes you aware of the things that could go wrong.  However not everyone is able to decode fears correctly and most of the times they end up hurting themselves as they let the fear control themselves instead of the other way round.

Fear arises only in two situations; when there is uncertainty and when one is desperate to have things in their favor.  Its only then the mind wanders through the woods of thoughts and unknowingly one picks up the ‘one’ thought which then either becomes the fear or tells one what they need to be aware of in a given situation.  How they react to it determines the outcome which can be fight or flight response.

So the question is how does one overcomes their fears?

First, one needs to start filtering out their thoughts.  Check the facts against the thought that makes one dread and then face it.  The more one avoids their fear the greater the leverage one gives into it.  It takes a lot of practice facing one’s fears to overcome them.  It won’t happen overnight and will take time.  One has to find their own way to deal with them or seek help when one struggles with it.

This quote describes fear in the best possible manner:

Our worst fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God; your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone, and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

— From the Principles of A Course in Miracles

So what are your fears?  Are you ready to face it?

P.S:  This is a different approach to the usual Human Pschye posts and hope you find it good.  Do give your feedback 🙂

Hello World!

Posted in Uncategorized by Tall Guy on August 23, 2009

Good to see you all out here.  If you wondering what this blog is about, check the “About” page on the right hand side that would answer your question.

I have been a social blogger for quite some time at site which had limitations, so I decided to free myself and communicate with a large audience out there.

Hope you like what I write and drop in your comments.