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Through The Looking Glass

Discussion in 'Education & Personal Growth' started by Oriana, Sep 16, 2015.

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  1. Oriana

    Oriana New IL'ite

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    We are back for another season to engage (and entertain you).
    So I'd like to describe few things about this initiative ..hold on ..questions later..what?! you want answers now...but Q&A is usually reserved at the end ...what now ..okay ..go on..



    Mr Doubtful: Why another thread?
    Because we thought there was potential to do something different and better based on our experiences and learnings from previous projects and we enjoy to experiment.



    Ms Curious: Why "Through the Looking Glass"?
    Through the Looking-Glass is a novel by Lewis Carroll which is also the sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Growing up as kid, I used to watch a science show which had TTLG as one of its segments. Let's say this thread is a homage to both these early recollections of mine. Metaphorically "looking glass" is used to convey actions like "examination", "analysis" and "review", isn't that what we are embarking here?



    Ms Interested: What is my contribution here?
    Your greatest contribution is your eclectic interest and waxing enthusiasm to learn, grow and enrich. We expect a roving mind that drops a link, reference, poll, personal essay on current events and start a discussion.



    Ms Confused: I don't understand that "drop" and "start"?
    For e.g if you read this morning about European refugee crisis on your news app, provide a link and express your opinion on the topic. We welcome social commentary on trending articles on current affairs (predominantly), culture, technology, arts, entertainment, sports (least). If you read an article on "Iran Nuclear Deal", drop a note on what you felt about the arrangement.



    Ms Tuned: How do I source all that information and keep myself attuned to what is happening around me?
    There are several mobile apps to download if you are a smartphone user. For beginners : Feedly (feed subscriber), Digg (aggregator) , AP Mobile (Associated Press release), Alien Blue (reddit feed)



    Ms Reactionary: Why all these things in a social forum, people come here either to have some fun and or vent fury?
    Agreed. We are considerate and sensitive to people who are focused on other exigent learnings. We occupy a small dimly-lit room and our jam sessions pose no threat or disturbance to anyone. We welcome visitors who can drop in now and then to check if we are still alive and lend a hand to assort our clutter of newspaper clippings.



    Ms Skeptic: Who are you BTW?
    Oh! Long story, short introduction people call me chameleon, zelig, transformer but I prefer to introduce myself as someone you will exceedingly adore or fumingly hate. For now try to stay neutral till we meet again.



    Ms Leap : I want to join the group.
    Just make the first post and you are in.


    Due to lack of time, the launch slideshow is canned , so we'll unveil the poster instead. Thank you.


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    Special Thanks To

    @Gauri03
    @justanothergirl
    @Laks09
    @shanvy
    @srama
    @satchitananda

    Special Invite To

    @neurites
    @bibliolites


    Special Mention Of

    @Ragini25
     
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    Srama IL Hall of Fame

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    I promise, it is not the special mention but the title of the thread that drew my attention. I have been able to log on and off in spurts and so donning the hats of Ms.Interested and Ms.Confused will be in and out. And who else can start something like this than our A....ah well @Oriana. A very special mention and a big thank you to you! And yay I just realized, I became Ms.Leap too!!!

    PS: Love your profile picture.
     
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    sreeram IL Hall of Fame

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    @Oriana, the topic drew my attention. This is absolutely intetesting n im in for it with this post n ll come up with some nice thg in t morning.

    Thank u for such an opportunity.
     
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    You don't want to stop at Ms Leap but transform into Ms Bound, Ms Vault in due time.
    Slightly uncomfortable and precarious while flipping a page but the safety net is photoshopped in the picture.
     
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    Oriana New IL'ite

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    Sure, please contribute with your morning cuppa coffee and news reel.
     
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    sreeram IL Hall of Fame

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    I just happened to read these words of Sir APJ Abdul Kalam from a whatsapp msg, "Don't take rest after your first victory, because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say, that your first victory was just luck".

    On reading this two things crossed my mind, one was abt the great person tat he was n his vision towards t future of our nation n his contribution to t future generation. The whole world mourns for his separation n grieving for t loss of such a great guru tat he was. After hos death lot of articles,msgs n many ppl talked abt his simplicity, his knowledge, his kindness towards others just makes me feel proud to hv been born in t same nation. And also to hv been lived during his period.

    The second was that what could v do to such a grt personality. Read more abt him n talk more abt him to t future generation n to pass on his values n principles n his teachings to make the future of our kids like how he dreamt.

    A salute to the man of our nation, a salute to the great guru of simplicity and knowledge, a salute to his values and the teachings that he has left for us.
     
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    @oriana wow the profile pic is so good. like somebody said dousing your posts with anything random and yet we know it is you s,u, a, o or what not...one of the reasons i think but never have risked a new id.

    thanks for the tag, but i am lying low read it supine literally, these days because of restrictions ...and now will be entertained by this thread too..so if i am the lurker understand.

    @srama somebody at home is equally interested to watch the same.. i am getting ready with the mosquito repellant and a cushion for my butt. to give company.
     
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    TWo things that caught my eye and left me wanting and fuming and both related to educations..which is primarily in my mind these days and quite understandable with teen kids..

    left me wanting..
    QS World University Rankings® 2015/16 | Top Universities
    Look at the jump singapore university and the nanyang have made...and inspite of a huge population and intellectual percentage indian univeristy don't even grace the top 25 in the asian list..(I think just one of ours did limp in..iisc).. no wonder sat, toefl, gre are the exams that catches kids along with iit and med entrances.. and


    left me fuming..
    Easing the burden or dumbing down? - The Hindu

    a generation that cannot multiply, add without the calculator.. cannot do a project without plagiarizing a article from google.

    the lessons in text books get chopped, added as per the ruling party wishes.

    .where are we heading.. as long as politics , well all types, are involved in educational institutions, educational reform, not sure of the prognosis on the quality of education.
     
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    TOI news, In death man gives lives to six ppl.
     
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