Wednesday, January 26, 2011
It is said that "When a person wears casuals, the clothes get noticed. But when a person wears formals, it is the person that gets noticed." Formals undoubtedly give an impression of professionalism and seriousness about work. The dress code of the corporate world is formals. And hence, we aim at an early start in getting used to wearing formals. Wearing formals twice a week will make the students partially used to the corporate life that they are going to live, after their B.E.
It has been found that some students are not comfortable wearing formals. Since they are not used to it, they find it especially difficult to fare well in vivas. Many a times, students focus on adjusting their shirts or belts, instead of focusing on the questions beings asked. This problem can be eliminated or reduced by wearing formals on a regular basis. A person who is used to wearing formals is bound to be comfortable with them. And as we all know, it is very important to be comfortable, calm and cool, during a viva.
Wearing formals certainly gives a professional feel to your work. Companies are being invited to VIT campus in the coming few weeks, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students in formals will certainly make a good impression on them. This, in turn, has a postive effect on the reputation of 'Vidyalankar'. Such a professional attitude will encourage the companies to return to our college the next year, with more enthusiasm and belief that Vidyalankar exhibits high standards of professionalism.
So, for the benefit of the students as well as the reputation of the college, students are encouraged to wear formals on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week.
[As told by the Principal Prof. Seema Shah to Suman Barua]
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
As the world keeps evolving and the world goes deeper into civilization, everything around us is changing. Well, everything except human relationships.
Stuck in the endless struggle of life, one may ponder – is a selfless human relationship possible – with no expectations, rights or duties? Can there be a relationship where there is scope for complete selfless deeds?
They say the strongest bonds are often ignored. The first bond anyone establishes in life is their bond with their family; the family who right from the time of your birth grooms you and teaches you with the hope that you will become a great person one day, and make them proud. Expectations run high when the kid steps into the world of ‘Education’. Later in life, peer relationships set in. Mutual benefits and acquaintances dominate this phase.
Within no time, one grows up, and will be falling in love, time and again, with hopes of receiving the love back. Soon, there will be fights about how one is unable to find time or is unhappy. It transforms into an infinite loop of desire, expectations, needs and ego.
So the question arises – Why should anyone even bother for human relationships?
The answer lies in our creator, the Universe. It created everything to satisfy some need, some selfish adventure, or even our own existence. Plants keep animals alive by feeding them and enabling them to breathe. The sun gives light, keeps the world running and keeps spinning our cycle of day and night. The rains are responsible to irrigate our fields.
The same structure is followed in human relationships. At the core of this is a word called ‘care’. The golden rule is that where there is care, there are repercussions. When the mother spends day and night caring for the child, there is always an involuntary hope that the child will fulfill her expectations when he grows up. If care is taken to be a positive phenomenon, expectations would be the negative side of it. The ultimate goal is balance.
Acquaintances and modern relationships are driven by intense competition in the peer world. Everyone understands, openly or secretly, that we are in the hunt for more and more reap able resources.
The most intense form of human bonds is the romantic relationship. How people feel about romance breaks all bonds of hypocrisy. One’s being in a relationship or not changes one’s perspective completely. It is the most beautiful thing in times of happiness and can easily become the most painful when bad times arrive. Again, a balance is necessary. The more intense the feelings are, the more fragile the relationship becomes. If someone is selfish enough to want such an experience, is there any harm in it?
Every relationship we form, be it with our parents or friends, our watchman or our partner, have so many said and unsaid selfish needs. It is only practical. Is it unethical? No, it isn’t. Is it necessary? Yes. Ironically, it is the direct cause of civilization.
At the end of the day, we are mortal living beings and our breed is especially known for its greed and selfishness. So, let us explore our relationships with a little more clarity and awareness of what we want from them.
T.E. - I.T.
I walk the lonely night,
towards the flickering light.
In the shadow of the night,
I can see just the flickering light.
In the darkness I blindly grope,
the light being my only hope.
Was it on the ground or was it in the sky?
I had no choice I had to try.
I hoped that my deep desire
of reaching that distant fire
would be done as soon as possible
and end all my trouble.
Somehow I felt that reaching the light,
Would bring me great delight.
But when I finally reached the light,
it was just a flickering light.
I wandered my sight
to search for another light.
“God at least one!”.
But there was none.
And so for the rest of my life I decided to fight,to protect that flickering light.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
1] Two young boys were spending the night at their grandparents. At bedtime, the two boys knelt beside their beds to say their prayers when the youngest one began praying at the top of his lungs.
"I pray for a new bicycle... I pray for a new Nintendo... I pray for a new VCR..."
His older brother leaned over and nudged the younger brother and said, "Why are you shouting your prayers? God isn’t deaf."
2] A young girl who was writing a paper for school came to her father and asked, "Dad, what is the difference between anger and exasperation?"
The father replied, "It is mostly a matter of degree. Let me show you what I mean."
With that the father went to the telephone and dialled a number at random. To the man who answered the phone, he said, "Hello, is Melvin there?"
The man answered, "There is no one living here named Melvin. Why don`t you learn to look up numbers before you dial?"
"See," said the father to his daughter. "That man was not a bit happy with our call. He was probably very busy with something and we annoyed him. Now watch...."
The father dialled the number again. "Hello, is Melvin there?" asked the father.
"Now look here!" came the heated reply. "You just called this number and I told you that there is no Melvin here! You`ve got lot of guts calling again!" The receiver slammed down hard.
The father turned to his daughter and said, "You see, that was anger. Now I`ll show you what exasperation means."
He dialled the same number, and when a violent voice roared, "Hello!"
The father calmly said, "Hello, this is Melvin. Have there been any calls for me?"
[Sourced from the Internet]