Friday, May 22, 2009

Not a smooth transition to new government

It seemed this time it would be a smooth transition to the new government after the election result but the scene has changed now with the DMK announcing that it will support the government at the center from outside if it’s demands are not being met.

With the swearing in ceremony of Dr. Manmohan Singh as Prime minister and other 19 cabinet ministers, it has become clear that Congress wants to have only those ministers in the Cabinet who have a clear image and are loyal towards it.

But at the same time the bargaining process is on between DMK chief M. Karunanidhi and Congress whereby DMK chief Karunanidhi is pressing demand on congress to provide atleast eight berths in the cabinet and ministry of state.It seems to be a tough task for him as he has to think not only about his heir apparent but also the senior ministers like T R Baalu and A Raja. He is in a mess now as he has to satisfy his family members as well as the senior leaders.

Karunanidhi also seems to be thinking about his next generation as he wants to secure his children’s, Azagiri and Kanimozhi’s future after his end. This is why he may have taken the flight back to Chennai but had kept the option open by leaving A. Raja here for attending the swearing in ceremony.

By all this it becomes very clear that DMK chief is not thinking about running the country instead he is thinking about his personal gains. Is running the country a bargaining process.......? Will such ministers who think only about themselves and their family gains be given the power to govern the country.....? Will our country's fate depend on such selfish people who believe in give the berths in cabinet and take the support i.e give and take policy and don't see the repurcussions of that. If they don't get the support of Congress it's very well known that Jayalalithaa's government will come up in Tamil Nadu and the consequence of it i need not tell.

Till now Manmohan Singh seems to be taking the right decision by inducting only those into cabinet who are having the clear image and no negative records against them. Over that he also has some of the previous chief miisters in his cabinet who definetely have the experience and will help towards giving good governance to the country......

So, now one thing is to be seen whether Manmohan Singh will agree to DMK's wailing for portfolios or will it be steadfast on giving good governance to the country.. So let's wait and keep a watch on the political drama.......

Saturday, May 9, 2009


Mum is a word for care,
Whose love is always fair,
She cheers us whenever we excel.
She gives us the support when we fall,
She bring us the soft cozy feelings,
whenever we feel lethargic,
She is the calmness,
whose one hug relieves us from all tensions.
She sacrifices everything in her life
For the sake of of her child’s well being.
She is a friend for life, a friend
who understands everything without saying anything.
I may not be able to express, express my feelings for her,
But she understands everything,
because she is my MOM.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Corporal punishment

The recent case of Shanno dying under known circumstances is a very shameful act of the teacher making an 11 year old girl stand in scorching sun in a crouching position which was unjustifiable. For a trivial reason of not being able to recite English alphabet string she was given such a harsh punishment that it lead to her death. Instead of Supreme Court having banned corporal punishment in schools in Delhi and various other states it seems still many school authorities have no fear of this law. Nowadays we are getting to hear a lot about corporal punishment. Every second day we hear about corporal punishment and the students dying because of that. It is shocking to know that everyday a child dies in the world due to corporal punishment. Teachers punish the students for some trivial reasons and what a student has to face is death. ‘Spare the rod and spoil the child’ still doesn’t seem to have come out of people’s mind. It seems the trained teachers too don’t seem to implement what they learn in educational psychology. By inflicting pain to a child, a child is not only hurt physically but also mentally. There is a great deal of mental impact on a child. Child hesitates to come to the class next time. He may also develop aggression towards students as well as teachers. And this is one of the reasons of aggression among the students nowadays in school as well as at home. It is very important for a teacher to handle the students psychologically. First they should try to know why student is having such a behavior, what kind of company he stays in and what kind of background he comes from and then tackle it accordingly. She/He can also take the help of other educationists in this. Raising hands or cane on the child is not the solution. What we need is understanding the students. ‘Taare Zameen pe’ is a parable for all those teachers who inflict injuries on students and hurt them physically and mentally. It’s high time for all the teachers that they try to understand the student in every aspect. Workshops are conducted for the teachers by governmental bodies but it is just for the sake of conducting it and attending it. Nobody tries to learn anything from there. Sometimes teachers out of their own frustration take out all their rage on their students. Educationists should seriously think about it and some stern action should be taken by school authority for those who use canes to change a student's behaviour. Even students who have aggressive behavior should be counseled by the educational psychologists and it should be conveyed to the student’s parents about their behavior. Many times it so happens that parents don’t know about the student behavior in school. So frequent Parents Teachers meeting is much required by which certain solutions can be taken out. But corporal punishment of course is not the solution to such cases. And the teacher cannot show such an amount of boorishness in her behavior that she/he can snatch a child away from a mother. Such teachers should be given the harshest punishment