Saturday, November 15, 2008

Moving to WordPress

I am moving my blog to a new web address. From now on, I will be blogging on WordPress.
The URL is

Thursday, November 06, 2008

पुकारता भारतवर्ष

सप्तसिंधु के जल में बहता

सह्याद्रि के संग लहराता

त्रयसमुद्र के तटसे निर्भय

पुकारता भारतवर्ष है


वर्तमान का समय है चंचल

तत्त्व हमारे अटल हिमाचल

भविष्य गाये जीत हमारी

आज यदी संघर्ष है


धर्मनीती मे रामप्रभुजी

योगेश्वर है राजनीत मे

देशहीत मे गुरु चाणक्य

सदा हमारे आदर्श है


विजय निश्चित देशसमर्पित

पथकंटक भी पुष्पसमान

मातृभुमी का गीत है मन मे

कर्तव्य मे ही हर्ष है


कर्म हमारा उत्तरदायित्त्व

कर्म ही जीवनमार्ग है

बीज भी कर्म, कर्म ही फल है

कर्म ही परामर्श है


सुमोद पावगी


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Early to bed and early to rise, not really!


In the town of Bremerton, WA, the school officials decided that 7:20 am is too early a time for high school students to come to school. They apparently are sluggish and sleepy. Hey we have a solution! Why not start the school 1 hour late!!


Now that is just terrific. This makes me think of my timetable when I was in SSC (Secondary School Certificate) i.e. 10th grade and high school for us in Mumbai.

Wake up - 5 am

Science tuition - 6 am - 7 am

School - 7:10 am to 12:35 pm

Maths tuition - 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm

Sanskrit tuition - 3 pm to 4 pm

English tuition - 6 pm to 7 pm

This would occasionally be accompanied by additional tuitions or practice of science practical exams. Then of course there were paper solving, math problem solving, essay writing etc. etc.


My timetable for junior college or equivalent of US high school was not much different. It was extensive, tiring and starting late was never an option.


As for me, I still believe in the old adage, "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise"