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Jun 17, 2013 10:38AM

2740 Carol, that line about eye and blindness is by Gandhiji. Recently an ex- student who loves travelling showed photos she had taken of the killing fields of the Pol Pot,the schools which had been turned into concentration camps, in fact all the terrible reminders of man's viciousness to fellowmen.It struck me that I know more about Hitler and the holocaust than I do about the horrors perpetrated nearer home. Also recently I read 'The last Mughal' and read about the cruelty of the Indian sepoys but the greater ones by the British.The world doesn't change.But I suppose because of the nameless ordinary common people,conscience keepers so to say,that the world keeps on working.
Jun 01, 2013 10:28AM

2740 Wonderful Mark.. the use of 'revulsed'. Never knew that one can use it this way.
May 24, 2013 05:06AM

2740 Vicki Lee, absolutely agree with you. I've been meaning to re-read Gunter Grass and Michel Foucault for several years now.
The Movie Room (50 new)
May 24, 2013 04:50AM

2740 Saw the latest The Great Gatsby. Liked it. The romance has become the focus of the movie. I read the novel sometime ago and so I don't remember very clearly but wasn't the romance very subtly presented there? The Robert Redford starter was closer to the novel in spirit, perhaps.
May 24, 2013 04:34AM

2740 Look forward to Mark's posts especially when he is playing around with words and ideas. I am of course absolutely unable to do either but enjoy, appreciate and admire such genius.
May 23, 2013 10:38PM

2740 I am sorry Rosabeatrice, can't help you with the typical mistakes Italians make. I know the ones my country men make. It depends on the syntax and peculiarities of every language.
Yes I have read lots of classics since I'm a post - graduate in English Literature and have been an English teacher for the past 31 years. :-)
May 23, 2013 09:45AM

2740 Very true, Stephen. Except for Word Association things have gone absolutely quiet. Is everyone busy or have somehow lost interest in this forum?
May 20, 2013 05:22AM

2740 Rosabeatrice wrote: "Hi! My names is RosaBeatrice and I just joined this club a couple of weeks ago. I live in Italy and don't have internet at home so I go to a wi-Fi cafe.
One problem is that I read books in Italian,..."

Hello Rosabeatrice,Welcome to the group.How wonderful to read everything in Italian!As a child, growing up in 60s India,when things weren't easily available and the world was very far away, I read all the English classics in my mother-tongue...Bengali.I don't think I missed out on anything.Now, the world is at my finger tips:-)I'm getting to know people like myself across the world. It is an exciting time to be alive,isn't it?
Apr 28, 2013 12:07PM

2740 Carol, loved your quotes.Would like to share them wiyh some of my friends.
Apr 21, 2013 12:23AM

2740 Debbie, I'm in the same boat as you apropos the adult+ mortgage.:-) Not that we don't enjoy our work..
Apr 20, 2013 11:46AM

2740 Oh good.That's fine then.
Apr 20, 2013 11:29AM

2740 I've been wondering about him since yesterday. Its so unlike him not to comment on such a tragedy.
Mar 21, 2013 08:05AM

2740 We will be celebrating Spring next week with the Holi festival,Carol. In my state we call it Dol.
Mar 08, 2013 09:04AM

2740 We have to make up for Hot summer days,though the rule is not universally followed in all the states.My sister lives in another state where they had unusually high rainfall last year as well as a very hot summer. Thankfully they only had to make up for the latter,which was as usual.We have to have 200 school days.
Feb 18, 2013 07:05AM

2740 Ruth ,that's soooo wonderfully wicked.;-)
Feb 18, 2013 06:58AM

2740 Thank you to all of you, you've restored my confidence. I was worried that I was perhaps teaching incorrectly to so many trusting children. Of course, I'll tell the older children all you have said so that they are aware and can make their own choices according to necessity.
Feb 17, 2013 11:32AM

2740 Thank you so much NE. Our school system is in a state of flux, so we often remain clueless.We have about 23 school boards across India and everyone follows their own rules.
Feb 17, 2013 10:19AM

2740 I have a question. When I was in school ages ago of course, we were taught to start every paragraph of our answers half an inch from the margin. I've been teaching this to my students too. Lately a student whom I tutor at home,from another school said they've been taught that the first paragraph should begin from the margin & the subsequent ones half an inch away. I know that is what is done in printed books, but for writing too is that the rule now? This girl said that her teacher had deducted 2 marks the time she hadn't followed thus rule,so I would like to know.
My Favorite Poems (1172 new)
Feb 09, 2013 11:36AM

2740 I loved the poem. It brought pictures to my mind.
Jan 04, 2013 11:30AM

2740 Carol wrote: "Sonali, the outrage and protests against the rapists hopefully will make the women understand that rape is NOT their fault. The shame belongs to the rapist, not the victim. Hopefully this will be..."

Well Carol,people are so outraged that its being discussed by all and sundry. The new school session has just started & I've been given classes 8 to 12,that is 14 year olds to 18 year olds. As & when the topic arises I do discuss things frankly.Perhaps because of my age or approach no one has stopped me so far from discussing whatever I wanted. And I've come to realize that these girls desperately need someone older, wiser,objective, non-judgemental, sympathetic.I try to help as much as I can.

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