Friday 29 July 2016
Sunday 24 July 2016
Madaari is a metaphor. There is no real madaari. The metaphor is used for a #Damaru player who makes #Jamoora dance at its beats. The metaphor can also be read as snake charmer as the protagonist somehow charms to bring out the real poisonous nexus between construction company, engineers and politicians who collect funds for political parties through corrupt means.
At the same time, the protagonist is service provider / repairer for WiFi networks. This job these days is no less than that of Madaari 😀😀.
Statutory warning: Stop reading if you want to watch the film.
Well, now it is your choice to spoil the game. I am no longer spoiler.
The film has two endings.One is more realistic and hence throat chocking. Such throat chocking endings in literature leads towards restlessness, anxiety and angst, rather than giving outlet to repressed desires. Such literatures are not for masses. As only Lord Shiv can drink poison to be Nilkanth, only rational and mentally strong in society can sustain mental stability after reading / watching such realistic literature.
The other ending is romantic happy-endings walla. No throat chocking but a relief that poetic justice is done. All is well that ends well. Such literature makes masses relieved from repression and thus gives feel-good effect. Haash! The social filth (corruption) is cleansed! But we know that it is mere illusion that problem is solved. As the mind do not differentiate between the real and imaginary, the imaginary gives us an impression of reality. No throat chocking moment. No anxiety. No restlessness. No angst. No revolution. No #Change. Is this the secret that most of our literature ended with make-believe poetic justice? The mass / sheoples shall be opiumated in the feeling of trance. If they are woken up, they may be problematic to power structures. Has literature played the role of ideological state apparatus to subjugate the subjects?
Shh . . . Desh so raha hai!
One more spoiler:True to its genre of suspense thriller, the film do not have thrilling moments of #Kahani or dramatic appeal of #GabbarIsBack or common man feeling of #AWednesday.
Friday 22 July 2016
Friday 8 July 2016
Mind Mapping - New Admission in PG Programme
Instructions for Semester 1 (Batch 2023-25) students:
1. Join this Google Classroom (If Google Classroom app is not installed in your mobile phone, download it from Play store)
After joining the class, explore the assignments. You will find two assignments.
4. Assignment 1: Online Test: You shall open the link of Online Test and appear in the test. There are 42 questions. You can take help of internet to reply the answers. On submission, you will get auto-generated reply in your mail with the score. Type this score in private comment in this assignment in G-Class. Type correct email id to receive auto-generated email. Click here to open the test page.
5. Assignment 2: In the second task, you have to hand-write a few paragraphs on
a. What is literature?
b. The literary text I liked the most . . .
c. Three reasons for my liking of this literary text . . .
6. Make PDF of this hand-written answer and upload it in the Google Classroom as assignment submission.
7. Your admission process will not get completed until you have not submitted both assignments in Google Classroom.
Friday 1 July 2016
Google Form for Auto Graded Quiz - without FlubarooGoogle Form has several interesting features. It is one of the best online tool to gather information and take survey. Many teachers are also using it for testing purpose. The features like 'Multiple Choice', 'Check Boxes' and 'Drop Down' can be used for online quiz / test also.
|Multiple Choice, Check Boxes and Drop Down|
Now, Google Form has added this very important and much awaited feature. In the 'Settings', an added option of 'Quizzes' resolves the problem. Now, as soon as student submits answers, he can view 'Scores' and correct / incorrect answer.
|The option of 'Quizzes in Settings|
Saturday 25 June 2016
Thursday 14 April 2016
Dr. Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar, Reformation in Hindu Code Bill and Cartoons
An interesting analyses of these cartoon can be read here
Saturday 9 April 2016
#IndiaTomorrow: Short Films
1. Others - Transgender (Pradeep Sarkar)
2. Prostitute - the sense of stock market (Imtiaz Ali)
3. India. . . India - the miscellany of road side hawker (Meghna Gulzaar)
4. Prime Time - a satire on news making by news channels (Rohan Sippy)
5. Rohith Vemula's Suicide note (Hansal Mehta)
Books on Changing Face of Education
- Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities
|In this short and powerful book, celebrated philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education.|
Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have rightly been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens. But recently, Nussbaum argues, thinking about the aims of education has gone disturbingly awry both in the United States and abroad. Anxiously focused on national economic growth, we increasingly treat education as though its primary goal were to teach students to be economically productive rather than to think critically and become knowledgeable and empathetic citizens. This shortsighted focus on profitable skills has eroded our ability to criticize authority, reduced our sympathy with the marginalized and different, and damaged our competence to deal with complex global problems. And the loss of these basic capacities jeopardizes the health of democracies and the hope of a decent world.
In response to this dire situation, Nussbaum argues that we must resist efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national product. Rather, we must work to reconnect education to the humanities in order to give students the capacity to be true democratic citizens of their countries and the world.
Drawing on the stories of troubling--and hopeful--educational developments from around the world, Nussbaum offers a manifesto that should be a rallying cry for anyone who cares about the deepest purposes of education.
2. The Fall of the Faculty:The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters ~ Benjamin Ginsberg
4. SLOW PROFESSOR: CHALLENGING THE CULTURE OF SPEED IN THE ACADEMY
Saturday 12 March 2016
What, Why and How of Studying Literature
- What is Literature?
- Why study Literature?
- How does it make any difference?
- What Literature is for?
Dilip Barad - an Online Session with Sem 4 Students on 'How to Write How Literature Shaped me?'
How to write 'Learning Outcome of Studying Literature'?: Dilip Barad
Literature in the Digital Era (Scott Hartley's The Techie and the Fuzzy: Why the Liberal Arts will rule to Digital Era)
- What Books Do for the Human Soul: The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature“Writers open our hearts and minds, and give us maps to our own selves.” (MARIA POPOVA)
- Is BA English in India just timepass? (Ketan Krishna)
- IIT dropout finds B.A. English syllabus equally uninteresting (Pagal Patrakar)
We can also ponder on the characters in literary texts in syllabus
Thursday 10 March 2016
|Memorabilia2016 released by Dr. Jayant Vyas|
and Prof. Vinod Joshi
- Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
- Information Literacy
- Media Literacy
- ICT Literacy
- Flexibility and Adaptability
- Initiative & Self-direction
- Social & Cross-cultural Skills
- Productivity & Accountability
- Leadership & Responsibility. (Curios to know more about these skills, click here)
|The Concentration of the Cat is worth learning.|
With the sense of an ending of the journey of Batch 2014-16, I stand satisfied for, if not in all, at least in a few of students, this has been realised.
~ Dilip Barad