Monday, 6 July 2015

NIGHT BEFORE EXAM

“IN EXAMINATION THOSE WHO DON’T WISH TO KNOW ASK QUESTIONS OF THOSE WHO CAN’T TELL”
WE ALL FACE MANY CHALLENGES IN LIFE. CAN YOU SAY HOW MANY AGGREGATE NUMBER OF EXAMS A GUY GIVES, WHEN HE IS 18+. CERTAINLY, AN IMPRESSIVE FIGURE. ON AN AVERAGE 5 EXAMS PER CLASS. A 18+ GUY WILL GIVE (5X12)60 EXAMS. WITH 60 EXAMS WE CARRY 60 EXPERIENCE OF THE “NIGHT BEFORE EXAM”. THAT NIGHT IS LITTLE DIFFERENT. IN THAT NIGHT WE WANT TO STAY AWAKE, THAT NIGHT WE THINK ABOUT TOMORROW, THAT NIGHT WE WAIT OR NEGLECT THE SUN TO ARISE. I HAVE TRIED TO EXPRESS OUT MY EXPERIENCE WITH THAT 60 NIGHTS.
THE DAY ARRIVES SLOWLY AND OFTEN, IN AN UNNOTICEABLE MANNER. AT ONCE, THE JOYS AND LAUGHTER SEEMS TO VANISH AND THE MIND GETS HEATED UP AND STARTS TO WORK HARDER , AS NEVER BEFORE. IS IT THE INDUCEMENT WE GET BY YOUR EXAMS ? IS THIS THE 'INSPIRATION' EXAM PROVIDES US ? OR, IS IT THE REFLECTION OF OUR FAULTS WE COMMIT THROUGH OUT THE YEAR ?
24 HR.S A DAY. IS ALL THE DAYS REALLY OF 24 HOURS ? PROBABLY, YOU WILL THINK-- “WHAT A STUPID QUESTION IS THIS”-----TECHNICALLY, YES, IT IS 24 HOURS A DAY. BUT, THE FLOW OF TIME DEPENDS ON OUR MIND’S DESIRE TO UTILIZE THE SCARCE TIME OR DEMAND OF TIME BY OUR MIND. WHEN WE DEMAND TIME OR NEED TIME, IT PASSES FAST, 24 HRS. REDUCES TO 2-4 HRS. AND WHEN WE HAVE PLENTY OF IT, 24 HRS. REVERSES AS 42 HRS. THIS IS RELATIVITY OF TIME.
I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST YOU, PLEASE TRY TO RECALL THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR ANNUAL EXAMINATION. WHAT TO STUDY ? FROM WHERE TO START ? HOW TO START ? , PLAYS A TRACK IN YOUR MIND, UNLESS YOU ARE AN EXCEPTIONAL CHAP. WHEN YOU ARE CONFIDENT ABOUT YOUR PERFORMANCE, THEN TOO, A PIOUS STILLNESS SURROUNDS YOUR MIND, A CRAZE OF REVISING YOUR LESSONS, A BATTLE OF SUCCESS, BECOMING A BLUE-EYE-BOY AND ALL THAT.
BUT, PAUSE A BIT, THINK THRICE, IS THERE A HUMOUR PLAYING BEHIND THIS. A SINGLE EXAM, SAME ONE , BUT, 50 STUDENTS PREPARE IT IN 50 WAYS. 30% LIES IN THE CATEGORY OF 'EXCEPTIONAL' AND REST 70% , YOU KNOW THAT. NOW I CAN’T BELIEVE, BEING IN INDIA, IF U SAY THAT 100% ARE 'EXCEPTIONAL'. THE PARADOXICAL SITUATION PREVAILS IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM, TO BE MORE SPECIFIC, IN THIS EXAMINATION SYSTEM.
I HAVE SEEN THAT PEOPLE STUDY DOUBLE THAN NORMAL IN THIS NIGHT, DURING EXAMS. WHAT A STRANGE POWER HE GETS. FROM WHERE THE HELL HE GETS THIS ENTHUSIASM IN BOOKS. AND THE CREDIT IS NOT OF “REVITAL”, MIND IT.
BUT, ON THE OTHER SIDE, I DISCOVERED THAT, THE POTENTIAL IN HIM, THAT HE HIDES FROM THE WORLD, THROUGH OUT THE YEAR. ALL INDIAN KIDS HAVE THIS POTENTIAL IN THEM, MAY BE THIS SHINES ON THIS NIGHT AND ARE SUPPRESSED BY AN UNKNOWN FORCE, BEFORE THEY CAN DEVISE A SHORT CIRCUIT . AMONG THAT 70%, ONLY 20% ARE ABLE TO CONVERT THEIR POTENTIAL INTO KINETIC. REST SPENDS THEIR LIVES IN, SOME TYPICAL INDIAN FIRMS, WELDING, AND BURNING DREAMS IN THE BLAST FURNACE.
HOPE THAT THIS ONE NIGHT IS REPLACED BY EVERY NIGHTS IN A STUDENTS LIFE. HOPE THAT STUDENTS’ ENTHUSIASM ARE NOT BEING DIED IN SOME BLAST FURNACES. HOPE THAT EXAM IS A TEST OF INTEREST OF THE CHILD, IT IS A TEST TO TEST WHAT HE KNOWS AND NOT A TEST TO TEST WHAT HE DOESN'T KNOW.
~Arghya Samaddar
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