Stories By 'SANJOG KARKI'
Sometimes, we become so obsessed with positive thoughts that we tend to overlook the negatives.
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Quite often, I think about the pitiable situation of school-going children and the gloomy future that awaits them. In a majority of the existing schools, children are treated with indifference, and teachers seem to be apathetic to their genuine interest. Unveiling child-friendly education still remains a far cry, let alone safeguarding the basic rights of children to learn in an open, fearless and conducive environment. Needless to say, children have a huge reserve of latent talent. Sadly, many teachers have failed to curb the unruly behaviour of wayward children.
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When you are born, you are the only person who cries while everyone around you, typically, is overjoyed. When you die, in my opinion, it should be the opposite—live your life in such a way that you are missed and those around you cry while you leave the word, without regrets and with the utmost joy. Such an end seems so sweet to deserve, one must also live a worthy life.
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How can meeting someone at some stage of life be path-altering in a way that makes you a completely different person? There’s one person in my life who always inspires me no matter what. And he is an unsung hero, albeit he is an ordinary human being like many of us. I feel everyone ought to know about him, so let me tell you. Madan Bhattarai is my hero. It has been so long since I first met him and I still don’t know why I felt so close to him despite being total strangers at the time.
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Football mania is sweeping the entire globe. Is there anyone who isn’t enchanted by the World Cup? I would not trust that person if I ever met them. Every four years, the World Cup brings the world together and this summer’s football carnival promises to enthrall.
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Recently, I read a provocative article titled, “School is Bad for Children” written by John Holt. As I read the piece, I found his thoughts mesmeric. Needless to say, children have a huge reserve of latent talent. Sadly, traditional methods of teaching/learning keep students from properly developing their talents.
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