Every Era there will be a new pattern of education system. Several years ago started with writing on stone walls, then carried on with writing on leaves, then followed by writing on paper
which is still used, and now the era of using Character user interface or modernly Graphical user inter phase i.e E-Books.
I Tapish Dongre have taken birth somewhere between the era of paper and e-paper. But in my Class Xth I can say due to very less access of Computers, Paper system was the most prominent one.
As Most of My primary education was in India, and particularly Southern Part of India, The local Education pattern had a major impact on me. Though we were in Co-Ed, but the mentality was
just as if we are studying in Boys/Girls schools separately. I remember after school hours, when I use to take a bicycle ride to Ravi Kiran’s house, though one of batch mate was living
just above his house, was seldom use to get along, not because she dint want to…but as the society dint allow to.
Now I hope situations have been differed. And Pairs of Girlfriend and Boyfriend starts long before students enter in Class Xth, but the strong routes of Cultural Restriction are deep down spread along.
One of the Most followed practice was to Respect the Paper.
Locals believed that the paper is form of God, Then Books can be intreperated as GOD. The thin line giving the connection is that: Education is coming out of books and thus
Books are the representation of “Sarasawati Goddes”.The Goddess of education and Knowledge.
Thus having these concepts we use to think that countries outside India must be very bad as they use the Goddess to wipe out their Morning Raga. Having these thought, During my Class Xth (year 2005),
it was very common to go to “TUITION” which are private coaching or guidance after the School Hours. As Education drives money, thus lots and lots of housewife, employs of the surrounding,
and Retired persons started their own Education Classes at their home. Its was just like and Extra income for them that Every evening, when schools are over, and even they finish
the jobs, spend time with 20 to 50 students and teach them one subject and take a small amount form them as education fees.
As there were many tuition teachers it was difficult to choose which one to get admission to. One which is close to house or one which can get you high marks or the one which don’t
be a high investment on parents pocket.
I use to hate the Tuition system as it killed the time for Playing, or Watching TV. But still the subjects you are week into, or the peer pressure, pushes you to finding a personal
tutor and join the institution.
Soon after a new fad came to existence called, “AFTER TUITION TALKS”
We use to gather in Groups at various set points and talk what happened in various Tuition Classes, and the topic were strictly non educational one 🙂 Ha Ha.
So this article’s whole and sole purpose was the reminder of one of the incident which was told to me to Ravi Kiran on an After Tuition Talk session.
He came to me in a very sad tone and said,
Dude, you wont believe what happened in today class!
To which I asked the obvious question, “What??”
And the reply was,
Today My Tuition Aunty was teaching me Mathematics. And her small baby pooped in front of us. Thus she took my Mathematics text book, tore a page and wiped the poop with it in front
of me. I was having no words to reply mate, Saraswati Mata used as Poop Wiper Page. That page was used like this, I mean useful Page, but used like this, Dude my Current Text book, Even my exams are not over for this subject.
Listing to his story I was thinking, may be we local people of ORDNANCE FACTORY (O.D.F) FRNDS Kendriya Vidyalaya, Eddumailaram, are going towards the progress and competing with world by using paper to wipe poop and That child is the first
suitable candidate to do that. Though we cannot go to any other county due to our poor score in Mathematics but I guess this child will do.
Ravi broke me out of my thinking and asked, Dude what Should I do??
To which I had no reply but we laughed out for the whole night imagining the situation again and again…
P.S. Ravi and I both made to Australia to pursue higher Education. And Please dont ask us we use water here or paper.
Good Day guys
Have a great week Ahead 😛