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Skit: Dream Chasing

Skit for National Maritime Day (05th April)
Dream Chasing
The skit will happen in a flashback, as a ship Captain reflects back about his journey from his Junior College Days (as they call it in Mumbai, class 12th, ).
Purpose of Skit: to show that the purpose of man is to follow his dream, where Education is the means to do that. But, at the outset, there are financial, economic and social constraints around, which inhibit a person from identifying his dreams. There is peer pressure, there is shortfall of money, there is lack of facility, there is social no-no , affecting our choices, and man at that stage is the sum-total of all that…(this is his status at Class 12th level)
Therefore, his arguments are primarily based on how good is Merchant Navy , for acquisition of quick-money, escape from education, seeing the world, traveling around, having fun, etc. In this, he attempts to put the arguments such as ‘Becoming a responsible person at a much younger age’, “ a good citizen”, “independent…

Debate Point: Present maritime education is equipped enough to bring alternate jobs.

Present maritime education is equipped enough to bring alternate jobs.Topic for debate this year on National Maritime Day (o5th April)
For the motionI have talked with many an ex-mariners who are now successfully placed in many other sectors, ranging from ship owning, brokering and chartering, sales, marketing, human resource, Civil Services, owning a Business, etc.Looking at that, I feel that an exposure of sea, of being a real master and commander , does not go wasted provided people have skill and knowledge to convert this exposure into another saleable product. The basic essential for achieving the feat of joining another sector is to have a will, and then knowledge, inspired from one’s personal interest – to chase his dream.Sea exposure puts us through various legislation process, and of varied stringent levels – say from third world nations of African continents, to the most advances nations today—US, Europe, japan, and Australia. Can there be any doubt that such men are not wort…

Peer Reviewing of items of Literary Opinions/ Blogs/ Debates

Dear alok,
ur blog was very good and thought provoking. In itself it gets me to think of some scientific answer to the questions u raise. Look at that, i just happen to hit upon one Internet link , and the link seemed to suggest the solution to the problem of **extreme public bitching of every thing within public domain.**
PEER REVIEW! Isn't that a suggested hint to solve the problem.I was reading that on Wikipedia. What clicked was that a Peer Review Group has to be formed, something on the lines of the Royal Society, which may scrutinise everything that is produced in the public domain of solicited and unsolicited thoughts/opinions/feelings. The basic route of formation of Ethics in most situations is...
Level 1:
Informal Platform
-- here public opinion/thoughts/feelings rise on the subjects, which may or may not be able to conform to all the values that our society likes to uphold. Such opinions-- formed on places like Newspapers/ Movies/ Orkut/Facebook/ blogs/ News comments/etc , m…

A nation and its intellectualism

In the movie ‘Shourya”, cine-actor KK delivers a powerful performance of an Army Colonel who is undergoing a military court trial. He breaks down at one point and says to his prosecutors,
Jab mein wahan saath hazaar feet ki oochayion par apni haddi galataa hoon, tab tumhe yaham buddhi-jeevi bane ki sahooliyat milti hai”.
A powerful part of speech, which, I am sure , must have affected a lot ours thinking.
Well, to me it did.
But then i sat down to think the truth of it.
It is apparently correct, but this couldn’t become the reason for any let-up in the case, definitely not as shown in the movie.
A nation, in my own thinking, is a product of a highly conceptual thinking through Intellectualism. Therefore, a solider is, but a guard of the same Intellectualism that is represented by a nation.
Lest, the guard become a Frankenstein Monster, who may take eat up its own very creator, the system of justice, another job that demands a very very high intellectualism must come to control it.
It is anot…

Power corrupted-- an attempt on psychometric viewing

Candlelight vigils, Dharna, Agitations, Riots.
A youth travels a hundreds of kilometres distance, leaving behind- his family , his jobs, his lifestyle, -- only to put scar on face of a publicly perceived corrupt top-cop, and a publicly perceived murderer father.
A feudal lord does not hesitate to honour-kill his own children for falling in love outside his choice. A lot of such episodes happen in India.
Who, in the above, do you think is mentally ill.??
In the first two cases, it appears to me that the first two are victims of a ‘corrupt’ system (by Corrupt , i only mean, ‘something which is not functioning well’, like your Computer’s hard drive, or a floppy drive, --when these become corrupt, it doesn’t mean they have taken a bribe.!)
In the last two cases, the ‘publicly perceived corrupt top-cop’ , ‘publicly perceived murderer father’ and the feudal lord are highlighted examples of corrupt mentality.
Recently I have started hitting on websites which are related with the matters of Philoso…


"I read a lot and like arguing with people.", Amartya Sen, Economist and Noble prize winner, when asked how he likes to relax.

“The broadening of my studies into philosophy was important for me not just because some of my main areas of interest in economics relate quite closely to philosophical disciplines (for example, social choice theory makes intense use of mathematical logic and also draws on moral philosophy, and so does the study of inequality and deprivation), but also because I found philosophical studies very rewarding on their own.” Amartya Sen, Economist and Noble prize winner