I learnt about a gud news and a bad news today(actually chkd the news after a long time).. both related to the state am residing in..karnataka.
first the bad news- therz been communal riots in mangalore..the place where i stayed for 1 year..indepenently in my flat no pg also..my first feeling of being on own..as a result of these riots therz been a curfew in the district..sad really, as one of my profs who is locked up in his flat (because of this) was wondering have we become so intolerant to have riots over trivial issues.... I dunno that..I think in general I have been thinking that the society has become more tolerant..accepting intercaste marriages, love-marrriages, gals staying on their own, late marriages because of career, with a more open mind..there are however a few amongst us for whom their greed stands above everything else..maybe their families also..
second news is a gud one: karnataka govt has made english and kannada compulsory for all schools from 1st standard..a few days back the govt decided to shut down a few schools. On hearing that I thanked my stars that I am not in school now..cudnt think of the plight of the affected children and wat will happen to their careers with schools going off in mid session..now its resolved they wil be open til session ends..however the reason of schools closing down was that they were english medium while some of them had permission for running a kannada school only..what a reason to shut down schools and play with childrens’ future.I feel English is an essential skill needed to be learned by everyone..
I am not a pro-English or anything but if that’s the language of the planet than I really question how can we stay aloof from the world when we have so much to do with it ...