Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pick and choose

Modernity and advancement both these words have a place of their own in this society.Where on one hand we cherish the fact that we are one our way towards a technically advanced future , we get saddened by the fact that modernity has taken away the essence of a pure life , the life that used to be more at ease with itself .There are different sides to the same coin as there is both morning and evening to the same earth.On one hand where modernity has taken away certain values that we cherish till date , it has given a significant cover to our lives aswell , especially when used for the betterment of society.
Recently I read a piece of news where they had mentioned that " the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) is using themes of acclaimed movies as reference material in Class XII political science textbooks to make the learning process more lively and help students grasp the fundamentals with relative ease."
Movies in books. Though it might sound a bit unusual and not in tune with the set norms , there indeed is great benefit stored in its folds. Movies like for instance, Garam hawa, did have a message that should be shared with everyone, and taree zamee par had a great lesson stored for both teachers and parents . Apart from the important lessons that they share , kids and the youth of today's world relate to movies more than they can relate to anything else, though somewhere it has restricted the power of imagination, where books had a reel playing in ones mind, movies have given a picture of reality to be thought about . As I said there are two sides, both negative as well as positive, but in the end everything lies on our perception , what we perceive as right or wrong, positive or negative .
Criticism is easy but extracting the best out of what we consider negative , gives birth to a positive tomorrow. Sensible usage of ideas always helps in building a good society and a bright future.


Ayesha Parveen said...

A sensible and thought-provoking piece of writing. Learning does become very interesting if the subject being taught is assossiated with things or situations the students can identify with. Best wishes.

A New Beginning said...

Thanks Ayesha, have a great day!

KParthasarathi said...

Who can dispute with what you have written so rightly.There should be a happy blend of all good things in modern and old to bring out the best in children.Except for stray individuals, the teachers plod thro the mindless syallbii set by some non-creative and insensitive bureaucrats.There should be a peremptory reshuffle of the ways we teach at schools.It is a big subject we can discuss another day.

A New Beginning said...

Yes indeed and its an imp one that needs attention.Thank you for your apt comment.