The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. Martin Luther King, Jr.
My simple question is, Do you think our current education serves the above purpose?
On the contrary, It not only defies the purpose but work against it. It’s teaching students not to use their creativity and tell them to mug up the same essay on Gandhiji and write down in exams.
If student is given to use internet for only 5 mins after 45 mins lecture, I’m 100% sure that student is going to have 10 times more information than a teacher standing and speaking there. Let’s agree to this fact.
Today, it has been very easy to access information compared to earlier days when you needed refer hundreds of books and newspaper articles to gather concentrated information.Continue reading
My CA Final November 2014 exams ended on 21st November and I planned a short trip to nearby places. I am actually preparing for Trip to Goa by Road so this was a kind of warm-up trip having 300 Kms each day.
One more thing is, I bought Riding Jacket and Riding Boots for better safety so I wanted to check whether I feel comfortable riding my motorcycle or not. For that, short but long trip must be there to check out all the issue. 😀
Shirdi Route is combination of all type of roads. 😀 Hills, Cities, Villages, Roads with Patches, No Roads (Sometimes) and so on. So the trip was very good in experience.
Here, I am sharing some images taken on route, route map, my luggage and my expenses.
If you have questions then you can ask me in comments. Continue reading
Not all of us are same. While a financially secure job is all most men look for, there are a few of us who are just not made for the ‘office’ picture. There is so much more we want from life than just coffee breaks, appraisals and privileged leaves. And there is no way we’re settling in for anything less satisfying. If you think you’re one of us, this one goes out to you! Here are 20 signs you’re just not meant for a 9-5 desk job.Continue reading
Being a student of commerce, I have heard, read and mugged Corporate Social Responsibility so many times. For the first time, I am personally being a part of Corporate Social Responsibility.
I am writing this post as a part of an initiative by Franklin Templeton Investments, named “The Idea Caravan “. Franklin Templeton Investments partnered the TEDxGateway Mumbai in December 2012. In this event few speakers came forward to share their innovative story which is solely in betterment of India. I believe, participation and support of Franklin Templeton Investments was a contribution towards the society, by whatever name you call it.
I was checking my Facebook and I found that my father liked a post of his friend. I seen a long writing there and jumped into with curiosity, after all what My father has liked ! I read the whole status update. It is written by a Father addressing her daughter who is leaving home for further studies. It contains few most important life lessons which one should look after and each and every youth should think about it. Read it with an open mind, It’s not a lecture of preaching. It’s a perfect concentrated juice by a father to his daughter to digest at early stage of life. Please have a read..
Note : This is written by my father’s friend Chetan Naik to his daughter.
We’re now just days from college bound. My daughter, my only girl, is preparing to leave the nest and entering a new chapter in her life. I’ve been thinking about so many things that I want my daughter to know before she leaves for college and beyond. It’s not as if I haven’t prepared her these past years and now I’m going to lay it all out for her to grasp during the remaining moments that we have together.Continue reading
At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With a panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach.
Many times my friends ask me, “Mihir, I want to do something on Internet and want to earn from it ! Please give me some idea !”
Some ask, “Can you please setup a website or blog which give me regular small cashflow of 7-8k !”
I clearly tell them, If I would be having such idea, why should I give it to you..! This is an utter common sense, which a 5 year kid know…!
Then, I gently explain them and the same is doing here. See, Do not fantasize about being entrepreneur or being a business person, building a company from scratch and then small team of employees and then selling your company to someone for billion dollar and get featured in some newspaper and tv channels. If this is your idea then better you try modelling or acting.Continue reading
I have been an avid learner of Value Investing from a year..! I am reading so many books, blogs, letters, annual reports and some other stuff about Value Investing. In the pursuit of my Learning I have learned some wonderful lesson about human behavior as well as our approach to our life.
I was reading something about buffet online and came across a wonderful concept,”Method of Inversion“. I have written full article about it but once again, I feel like writing something on it about my personal life.
Yesterday, I was eating out on roadside food stall and I was hearing the conversation between 3 guys they were also having some food there.
First one said, (to other 2), “You know what ? My boss is a builder and he has built not less then 15 building in last 5 years. According to my estimate he has earned on an average 10 Cr. Rs from each building he made. But then also he is using “Third Class Zen Estilo”.. Ha.. Ha.. Ha..” followed by a laughter which clearly depicted the builder completely foolish and stupid.Continue reading
What’s the Story Behind Matheran Trip ?
It was Sat, 16 March, 2013. I completed my work in Office and I was still at my desk in office, little tired with full week work and looking around some places to roam around. One of my Friend, Chintant Naik, who is a Software Engineer and working in Baroda in a Software Company.
I suddenly called him and asked, “Hey, Chintu ! Where are you ?”Continue reading