Saturday, June 17, 2006

A touching short love story

Read this touching story somewhere...

There was a blind girl who hated herself because of being blind. She hated everyone except her boyfriend..
One day the girl said that if she can only see the world she will marry her boyfriend.
One day someone donated eyes to her and then she saw everything including her boyfriend.

Her boyfriend asked her, "now that you can see, will you marry me?".
The girl was shocked when she saw her boyfriend is also blind, and she refused to marry him.

Her boyfriend walks away with tears and said, "Just take care of my eyes dear" ....

He was the one who had donated his eyes to her.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Who needs reservation and where?

It's almost 1 month that the reservation strikes have been going on, and still there is not enough steps taken by the Govt.

The Govt has proposed the increase of seats but i do not know how can this solve the root problem. Even if the seats are increased the percentage of reservation would still remain the same. So it means having same percent of dumb people in the class.

The Govt needs to ask the following question to itself before coming up with any of it stupid ideas.

Why the idea of reservation
For many years the downtrodden and backward class have been left behind and it's required to give them also a chance to come up in life. This is possible if we reserve a percent of seat for them and ensure that they utilize it.

Who needs reservation
It could be anyone who is down trodden, poor, person with less literacy in the family, women, physically handicapped and may be few more people who have been neglected by the society few years back.
So resevation is not necesariliy for Backward classes. It could be for anyone who is willing to come up in life but has some problem in the same.
There are many so called backward classes who are well to do now, so why should they be given reservation? And there are many forward classes as well, who are called forward just because of their caste but in reality are living a bad life.
So when deciding who needs reservations, the Govt should reconsider it's distinction on the basis of forward and backward caste. It should not be based on the caste, but should be based on the living conditions and poverty line.

Where we must have reservation
This is the most important question that's required to be answered. And this is the question that has given rise to this never ending strike against reservation.

In my personal opinion, NO Higher education or Govt offices must have any time of reservation.
Reservations must be there Only at School level (up to the class of 6th). And i would rather insist on increasing the seats in schools rather than increasing the seats in colleges and competiitve exams. Increasing the seats in schools and having the reservations as well, would help the backward classes to join the school and improve themselves. In this way we would do the right justice to the backward classes and help them come up in life and compete equally with the forward classes .
But once they have crossed the 6th class, i think there should be open competition among everyone, and no reservations.
Having reservations in competitve exams, colleges and offices will reduce the quality of people.
Just imagine a dumb doctor , who is a doctor just because he is a BC doing a major operation! What would be the fate of his patient:S

Where we must not have reservation
No reservation in high schools, colleges, competitve exams, Offices etc!.
No reservation at the cost of quality of people.

Read what the BCs have to say about reservation and how they feel about it. They are tortured and they also do not want reservations!,000600010004.htm

If we still have reservation at Higher educations, then how should it be
There are many reasons people give for having reservations at the higher education and offices.
They are
1. Many of the Backward class people do not come forward for higher education, because of monetory status or family constraints. So they need to be encouraged and resrvation is one good way
2. Many women do no come forward to work or go for higher education, again because of the Indian culture and traditions . And also because they need to take care of both family and office.
So reservations are treated as one way to encourage them to come forward.
3. Physically handicaped are not able to perform certain activities at the speed of their peers. Hence do not come forward for higher education with others.

In such cases, we can have reservation for them, but recruitement should again be merit based only! In these cases reservation should be more in terms of reducing their fees or giving them scholorship, giving them flexible working or flexible learning hours etc, and not by just selecting them blindly because of their caste,gender or disability.
Quality must always be the highest priority!