November 25, 2007

Random Rounds

I met a guy yesterday. He was nice, friendly and started off without any hesitation
" You from India?"
"Yes. I am. And you?"
"I am from Brazil"
"Nice. What do you do here?"
"I work as a maintenance mechanic in an apartment. I know few people from India who stay in our apartment. They are nice."
"Oh, that's nice. How is it in Brazil? It must be beautiful. I have seen 'the motorcycle diaries'. How is life there?"
It was a lengthy response "It is not at all good. You can't live a good life there. You can earn only if you have good degree, you know, like lawyers, doctors, dentists. They have good life. Others, they just don't. If I do the same mechanic job there....foooffff... no value, no money. But, you, computer guys, have good value. You can earn a lot. They say Brazil is a poor country. But you know, only rich can live there. Poors... no value, no value.....The standard of living is very poor."

I was reading a magazine. It was about the fading 'American dreams' and a solution to reverse the trend. The initial few lines goes thus...
"Over the last couple of centuries millions of people left their countries and landed in America, most of them penniless, to pursue what is today known as "American dreams". The American dream is the one which enabled upward mobility in the economic status for the hardworking individual. Each generation worked hard, accumulated material goods and wealth, and dreamt of a better standard of living for the next generation. The migrants could afford a standard of living, which only a privileged few could afford in their motherland......"


I was watching an interview of renowned director Godfrey Reggio. He was talking about standard of living.
"Who are we to set standard of living? Every culture has its own standard of living. The cultures in Asia, India, Africa, the Middle East and South America are land-based, human-scale societies and are very close to nature. We can't compare it with our materialistic societies. Our model of growth is unsustainable. However, lure of technology and mega-cities are affecting small-scale indigenous cultures. The "progress" is luring more and more people into a pattern of meaningless consumption in place of real values."
*** This is a summary of what Godfrey Reggio said, and not the verbatim reproduction of his words.

ಸೂಚನೆ :- ಬೇಸಿಗೆ ರಜಾಕಾಲ ಕಳೆದಿರುವುದರಿಂದ, ಕುಂದಗನ್ನಡದ ತರಗತಿಗಳು ಸದ್ಯದಲ್ಲೇ ಆರಂಭವಾಗಲಿವೆ. ಆಸಕ್ತ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಈ ಕೂಡಲೆ ತಮ್ಮ ಹೆಸರನ್ನು ನೋಂದಾಯಿಸಕೊಳ್ಳತಕ್ಕದ್ದೆಂದು, ರಾಜ್ಯಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಇಲಾಖೆಯು ಅಧಿಸೂಚನೆಯನ್ನು ಹೊರಡಿಸಿದೆ.

ವಿ.ಸೂ. :- ಕಳೆದ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ವರ್ಷದಲ್ಲಿ ಗುರುದಕ್ಷಿಣೆಯನ್ನು ಪಾವತಿ ಮಾಡದ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿ/ನಿಯರನ್ನು ತರಗತಿಯ ಹೊರಗೆ, ಒಂದು ಕಾಲಿನಲ್ಲಿ ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸಲಾಗುವುದೆನ್ನುವ ಅಮೂಲ್ಯ ಮಾಹಿತಿಯನ್ನು ನಮ್ಮ ಗುಪ್ತಚರ ವಿಭಾಗವು ಹೊರಗೆಡಹಿದೆ.


suptadeepti said...

How True! Each one is true in its own way.

Joey said...

ಬೇಗ ಬೇಗ, ಕುಂದಗನ್ನಡ ಪಾಠ ಶುರು ಮಾಡ್ರೀ, ಭಾಗವತರೆ. ನಾವೆಲ್ಲ ಕಾಯ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದೀವಿ. ಅಂದಹಾಗೆ, ನಾವು ಹೊಸ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿ ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ, ಡೊನೇಶನ್ ಏನಾದ್ರೂ ಕೊಡಬೇಕೇನು ? ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಮನ್ನಾ ಮಾಡ್ರಿ ಅದನ್ನ

shantala said...

ಮರದಡಿ ಪಾಠ ಮಾಡುಕಾತಿಲ್ಯಾ ನಿಮ್ಗೆ. ಇಲ್ಲ್ದಿದ್ರೆ ನಿಮ್ಗ್ ಹೊರಗ್ ನಿಂತ್ಕಂಡ್ ಪಾಠ ಕೇಂಬೊ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿನಿಯರ್ ಕಾಂಬುದ್ ಹ್ಯಾಂಗೆ.

ಜಗಲಿ ಭಾಗವತ said...


ಡೊನೇಶನ್? ಛೇ ಛೇ...ಶಾಂತಂ ಪಾಪಂ!! ಶಾಂತಂ ಪಾಪಂ!!!! ಡೊನೇಶನ್, ಕ್ಯಾಪಿಟೇಶನ್ ಶುಲ್ಕ ಎಲ್ಲ ನಮಗೆ ಗೊತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಮೆತ್ತಗೆ ಮಾತಾಡಿ ಮಾರಾಯ್ರೇ. ಮತ್ತೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಮಾಜಿ ಮಂತ್ರಿ ಹೊರಟ್ಟಿ ಬಂದು ನಮ್ಮ ಶಾಲೆಯನ್ನ ಎತ್ತಂಗಡಿ ಮಾಡಿಬಿಟ್ಟಾರು :-((

ಅಂದಹಾಗೆ, ನಾವು ಗುರುದಕ್ಷಿಣೆಯನ್ನು ಸ್ವೀಕರಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ :-)ಮಸಾಲೆದೋಸೆಯನ್ನೂ :-)

ಕ್ಲಾಸ್ ಒಳಗಿದ್ರೇ ಪಾಠ ಕೇಂತಿಲ್ಲ. ಇನ್ನ್ ಹೊರಗ್ ನಿಂತ್ಕಂಡ್ ಪಾಠ ಕೇಂಬು ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿನಿಯರಿದ್ರಾ??? :-)