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Ways to kill education

9 Oct

‘We dont need no education.’ A Pink floyd’s masterpiece by name of ‘Another Brick in the wall’. This blog post is partly inspired from this song and mostly inpired from a passage from a book I am reading, Catch-22 from Joseph Heller. The passage I am reffering is like this…

Yossarian attended the educational sessions because he wanted to find out why so many people were working so hard to kill him. A handful of other men were also interested, and the questions were many and good when Clevmger and the subversive corporal finished and made the mistake of asking if there were any.

‘Who is Spain?’

‘Why is Hitler?’

‘When is right?’

‘Where was that stooped and mealy-colored old man I used to call Poppa when the merry-go-round broke down?’

‘How was trump at Munich?’

‘Ho-ho beriberi.’ and ‘Balls!’ all rang out in rapid succession, and then there was Yossarian with the question that had no answer: ‘Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?’ The question upset them, because Snowden had been killed over Avignon when Dobbs went crazy in mid-air and seized the controls away from Huple.

The corporal played it dumb. ‘What?’ he asked.

‘Where are the Snowdens of yesteryear?’

‘I’m afraid I don’t understand.’

‘Où sont les Neigedens d’antan?’ Yossarian said to make it easier for him.

‘Parlez en anglais, for Christ’s sake,’ said the corporal. ‘Je ne parle pas français.’

‘Neither do I,’ answered Yossarian, who was ready to pursue him through all the words in the world to wring the knowledge from him if he could, but Clevinger intervened, pale, thin, and laboring for breath, a humid coating of tears already glistening in his undernourished eyes.

Group Headquarters was alarmed, for there was no telling what people might find out once they felt free to ask whatever questions they wanted to. Colonel Cathcart sent Colonel Korn to stop it, and Colonel Korn succeeded with a rule governing the asking of questions. Colonel Korn’s rule was a stroke of genius, Colonel Korn explained in his report to Colonel Cathcart. Under Colonel Korn’s rule, the only people permitted to ask questions were those who never did. Soon the only people attending were those who never asked questions, and the sessions were discontinued altogether, since Clevinger, the corporal and Colonel Korn agreed that it was neither possible nor necessary to educate people who never questioned anything.

The blue colour portion is the one which inspired me to write this post, so true, so the imperative logic which can be derived from this quoted piece is that to kill education, you just need to stop pupils to ask question. As simple as that, and education, learning will all vanish, what will remain will be dry teachings. If you ever feel like looking into Upnishads, then you will find that, Guru’s from that age knew the importance of question as all the upnishads are in form of question and answers.

With new (with present standard, its old) education system, the right of questioning is harried away from students. The will to question starts dying, and eventually system starts to crumble, as there wont be enough people to educate. India at present can not think of becoming a developed economy, un till and unless we just gear up to educate all female and children, I am delibratingly leaving males from the list, because their participation is nation building is limited, its women, and childred which builds nation from within.

Another way we are killing the very spirit of education is by taking away the right of making mistakes. With time and development we started putting to heavy a price on mistakes, which meant we said that we are not in position to allow mistakes to happen and in a way took away the experimental spirit from students and children. And thing which stands to testify what I am saying is all the successful researches, products which in process of building faced zillions of failure.

So what teachers are doing, what are teachers of teachers doing. Before changing education system we need to put some thought in the process of how we are getting teachers. How are they being educated? Teaching as I see is more about inspiring than transpiring. Will I take teaching some day to prove the point? May be yes! but just may be. Till then you can watch this video and sing song with it.

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey teacher leave them kids alone
All in all it’s just another brick in the wall
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teachers leave them kids alone
Hey teacher leave us kids alone
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall

Today is no teachers day, neither students day…do we need a day to put our thoughts.

Long Live freedom, as stated in constitution.

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Ministry of Sound- The annual 2008/Examination Summer- The Endsem 2008

6 Jun
Currently i am going through two things, first EDC II, a good and interesting subject and with that I have put my ears on headphone which are playing Ministry of Sound- The annual 2008 album, and I can bet every paisa in my wallet that this album is one of the best out there at least for this year. I am new to tech.trance and dance so i do not follow any DJ or label with religious zeal yet MOS is always a good thing to put year on. They are big and popular and thus you can throw lot of brickbats if you do not like their single song.
On examination front there is not much to tell. As i have already told that i am at present going through EDC II rather than Electrical Material (the next examination). I am doing this because I have got luxurious gap for Electrical Material’s paper which I am thinking of utilizing for other subjects.
Examinations are so exciting that there is nothing left to get excited about and hence life seems bit dull…which means I have nothing much to write.
One thing…today it rained a bit and its much cooler today than it was in last 40-50 days, and it rally feels good…
By the way here are the track listing for wonderful three cd album of MOS, I havent decided on the favorites yet as I would be doing it later on once i finish with all the three cds. While you can always feel free to share your favorites and suggest me some good albums and songs…
Track Listing

1. Samim – Heater
2. Ida Corr Vs Fedde Le Grand – Let Me Think About It
3. Hi_Tack – Let’s Dance
4. Booty Luv – Some Kinda Rush – Dub Mix
5. Freemasons Feat. Bailey Tzuke – Uninvited
6. Dave Armstrong & Redroche Feat. H-Boogie – Love Has Gone
7. Hard-Fi – Suburban Knights – Steve Angello & Seb Ingrosso
8. Peter Gelderblom – Waiting 4 – Hi_Tack UK Club Mix
9. Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso Vs Salem Al Fakir – It’s True
10. Mark Ronson – Stop Me – Kissy Sell Out Remix
11. Groove Armada Feat. Stush & Red Rat – Get Down – Calvin Harris Remix
12. Freaks The Creeps (Get On The Dancefloor) – Vandalism – Vocal Mix
13. Dirty South & M.Y.N.C. Project – Everybody Freakin’
14. Arno Cost & Arias – Magenta
15. Luke Dzierzek – Echo
16. Federico Franchi – Cream – Robbie Rivera’s Juicy Ibiza Mix
17. Hardrox – Feel The Hard Rock (Up To No Good) – Heiko & Maiko Ext Vocal Mix
18. Spektrum – Kinda New (We All Live & Die) – Dirty South ’07 Remix
19. DJ Disciple Feat. Dawn Tallman – Work It Out Ruff n Tort Remix
20. Claude VonStroke – The Whistler

CD Two

1. Robyn with Kleerup – With Every Heartbeat – Tong & Spoon Wonderland
2. Booty Luv – Don’t Mess With My Man
3. Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul
4. Carl Kennedy Feat. Roachford – Ride The Storm – Carl Kennedy Original Club
5. Peter, Bjorn & John Feat. Victoria Bergsman – Young Folks – Punks Jump Up Special Disco
6. Todd Terry All Stars Feat. Kenny Dope, DJ Sneak – Get Down – Kenny Dope Original
7. Bob Sinclar – Everybody Movin’ – Thoneick & Maverick Remix
8. Yves Larock – Rise Up – Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Mix
9. DADA Feat. Sandy Rivera & Trix – Lollipop – The Drill Remix
10. Uniting Nations – Do It Yourself – Ryan Murgatroyd Mix
11. The Migrants – I Thought That – Boris Dlugosch Remix
12. Jack Rokka Vs Betty Boo – Take Off
13. Mauro Picotto – Evribadi – Fonzerelli Remix
14. De Souza Feat. Shena – Guilty – Eddie Thoneick Remix
15. Fonzerelli – Spirit (Wanna Stay Here Forever)
16. Doc Da Funk – Real Love
17. Alex Gaudino Feat. Crystal Waters – Destination Calabria – Paul Emanuel Remix
18. Turbofunk – Gotta Move – Fonzerelli Remix
19. Liquid – Sweet Harmony – Spoon & Talk Mix
20. DJ Jeroenski – Back Once Again – Vandalism Remix
CD 03
1.Booty Luv – Shine (Acappella)
Freaks – The Creeps (Get On The Dancefloor)  (Vandalism Remix)
2.Ida Corr Vs Fedde Le Grand – Let Me Think About It (Acappella)
Camille Jones Vs Fedde Le Grand – The Creeps
3.iiO – Rapture (cappella)
Freemasons Feat. Amanda Wilson – Love On My Mind
4.Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul
DADA Feat. Sandy Rivera & Trix – Lollipop (Acappella)
5.DJ Sammy & Yanou Feat. Do – Heaven (Acappella)
Tomcraft – Loneliness
6.Claude VonStroke – The Whistler
Alex Gaudino Feat. Crystal Waters – Destination Calabria (Acappella)
7.Fedde Le Grand – Put Your Hands Up For Detroit
M/A/R/R/S – Pump Up The Volume  (USA 12” Mix)
8.Joey Negro – Make A Move On Me  (Acappella)
Soul Seekerz – Electric Shock 2005
9.Roman Flugel – Geht’s Noch?
Delano & Crockett – Walking On The Moon (Acappella)
10.Oakenfold Feat. Pharrell Williams – Sex N’ Money (Benny Benassi Mix)
Tom Novy & Lima Take It (Closing Time) (Acappella)
11.Armand Van Helden – NYC Beat
Hardrox – Feel The Hard Rock (Up To No Good)
12.Chanel – My Life (Acappella)
Firefox – Sex Shooter
13.Booty Luv – Don’t Mess With My Man (Acappella)
The Sound Bluntz – Billie Jean
14.Francesco Diaz Presents Denis The Menace & Jerry Ropero – Time To Turn Around
Nomad  – (I Wanna Give You) Devotion (Acappella)

Techno and EMEC

30 May
I didnt knew how good a combination it is, but at present I am listening to some techno music, and solving problems of electrical machines…raunchy combination….