Monthly Archives: December 2015

Take Care When Writing

I will tell you one story — not in full or translation — instead, just a short summary. It was written by Hindi writer Yashpal.

A very dutiful and responsible young teacher was given additional charge of the NCC in an intermediate college. Before the vacations, all the uniforms were supposed to be cleaned, and locked in the store room; after the vacations, the cadets were supposed to attend a camp. On the last day, the teacher noticed that the uniforms were not ready for storage. Continue reading

I Do Not Know

After having worked for several years in any specific field, it becomes generally understood, accepted, and acknowledged that the scholars must be experts in the field. People from other fields, or the same field but having different expertise, as also general public, would look up to them to be educated and get any doubts cleared. Whatever they tell, others accept as truth, without feeling any need to cross-examine the facts. What is the need? — afterall they are experts, aren’t they? In fact, that is one of the rationales behind the enormous investment made by any government into higher education. Continue reading