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Mom,I will improve



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Little Aditya, was in tears. He is an 8-year-old boy. His Mom was shouting at him, as he has not completed his math homework, even after an hour. Aditya’s parents are Ruchi, and Rishi. Both are working in MNC’s. Ruchi took a career break of 5 years, to take care of Aditya. Now, she had joined her office again from a junior level, whereas all her friends have moved to the senior level. When Rishi, entered the home, Aditya was in tears, Ruchi was shouting at him. “What is 8 * 6, Adi, come on, I taught you tables twice yesterday, still you are unable to remember. What am I supposed to do? You remember all cartoon stories, but not one simple tables”.

Aditya tried to remember a lot, he couldn’t remember anything, and he thought it may be 48, but he was scared to tell his mom, what if it is wrong, she will get upset. He thought to himself, “Mom, I will Improve”. He didn’t know how. He wanted to see his mother happy.

When, he was in the younger classes, He used to win, many prizes in different competitions. He and his mother were very happy. As he grew up, suddenly he felt he was pushed in a complex world, he couldn’t grasp many things, and his fellow students could do. He went to meet doctors and counselors, his mother thought he was sick. He was not sure whether he was sick or not. May be he has a poor memory like his mom and teachers say. He was not able to make a decision. Tonight, his father has come early from the office. He was happy. He will rescue him.

Soon as his father, freshened up, he gave a hug to Aditya. To Aadi’s relief, he said with a huge smile, “Go and play”. He was happy, but he looked at his mother with wide eyes, and said slowly,” Dad, I didn’t complete my homework!” His father, replied, “I will do it, don’t worry.” Aadi, again gave a bear hug and ran outside to play with his friends. Ruchi was upset. She retorted angrily,”Will you go and write his exams too?”

After Aditya left, Rishi, hugged Ruchi, “Why are you so tensed dear. He will pick up, don’t worry”. Ruchi was upset,” Do you think you love him more than, me, what is the point you want to prove? You never attend the Parent Teachers Meeting, I have to listen from teachers, and I need to face the other parents. You just don’t need to face anything”.

Rishi kept quiet, “Ruchi, do you think, by shouting at him, things would improve. You thought, he may have some learning disabilities, but the psychologist proved there is nothing like that. All children are not same”.Ruchi replied back, “But I am spending so much time with him. I am always teaching him, each and everything, still what do you expect me to do?”

Rishi, smiled and said,” I expect you, not to expect anything from him. Don’t expect him to learn things faster, don’t expect him to be like you.” Ruchi retorted back angrily,” I am not expecting him to get first prize in everything like me, but at least he shouldn’t be so dull. Now he is 3 rd std and he is not sure about 5*5=25, how his life will be. All his friends, will reach a good position in life, what his life will become? I am so scared. Rishi, I put in so much hard work on him, still why he is not getting marks?”

Rishi kept quiet. Ruchi, always wanted the best. She was always best in whatever she did, the fact she didn’t understand is Aadi is the best child. He is very friendly with everyone, always tries to help others.He was hoping, Ruchi will find her answer soon.

After few days,his paternal aunt, Durga Bua, came to visit them. Her son has settled in US. She occasionally visits India,to visit her relatives. After many years, she has come to visit them. Ruchi loves Durga Bua, everyone loves her for her soft words and naïve nature. She was playing with Aadi and commented to Ruchi, “Aadi is a very good boy”. For which Ruchi, replied in a dull voice.” Hmmmm”.she sensed something wrong, but didn’t ask anything.

After Aadi left, she asked, “what happened Ruchi?”. Ruchi shared her worries with her aunt. She listened everything carefully. She went to the small garden which Ruchi maintains in her balcony, and said,” I observe you have a beautiful garden. How do you maintain them? Ruchi replied happily,” I take personal care,bua”. Her aunt said, “Why is this aloe Vera plant, shorter than others, is it a new plant, or you are not watering them properly?” Ruchi whispered, “No, aunt, I have planted it a year back. I take care of them properly, few plants grow faster and few takes time”.

Then, aunt asked, “What do you do then? Do you tell the shorter plant, daily, grow up, look at the other plants, otherwise your life would be of no use or you nurture them slowly that it takes time in growing and you still love them”.

Ruchi felt something snap in her. She looked at her aunt, with tears in her eyes.

Durga Bua, said,” There are 7 types of learning skills for a child, few learn by looking, few by hearing, few by explaining, few understand things by doing activities, and few learn by practically doing the same things again and again. A mother or teacher should try to teach a child, all the 7 methods, and then understand the child’s best learning language and teach accordingly. You can’t think. Your child is dull. Each and every child is unique and special. Can’t you see Aadi is trying everything to make you happy? He loves you so much. If you nurture him now, it is good for both of you. If he accepts, he is dull and turns to be a loser, what will you do?”

Ruchi shuddered by the thought,” Understand your child and help him to understand things. I know you are very busy and Rishi doesn’t help you. Still, I am sure, once you are clear and support, Aadi, Rishi will try his level best to help you. Just try. It is always too soon to quit with your child.”

Ruchi kept quiet, deep in her thoughts. Durga bua knew, she will find a different family when she visits them again.

Note: The 7 ways of learning are:

  • There are currently seven “Learning Styles”: Visual (spatial): You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
    Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
    Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
    Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands, and sense of touch.
    Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning, and systems.
    Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
    Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.ref:
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Scholarship Alerts and Internship Alerts

This is the scholarship alert released in “The Hindu” newspaper on January 18th. I am posting the information and the link:
The government of India, Somerville College and the University of Oxford are providing scholarships to Indian graduates to study at the University of Oxford.

Following courses are included: M.Sc. in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management; M.Sc. in Contemporary India; Master of Public Policy; M.Sc. in Water Science, Policy and Management; M.Sc. in Environmental Change and Management; M.Phil. in Development Studies and Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL).

Eligibility: Graduates who demonstrate exceptional academic merit and are interested in any of the above courses at Oxford University.

Application: No separate application; candidates must apply online for admission at Oxford University.

Prizes and rewards: Course fees, college fees and a grant for living costs for full-time students of at least £14,057.

Deadline: January 22


The fellowship supports Ph.D. candidates to conduct innovative, development-related, doctoral research under the supervision of a research advisor abroad.

Fellows must commit to returning to their home country when their fellowship ends to complete their Ph.D. and to work.

Eligibility: Candidates who are less than 35 years of age and are enrolled for Ph.D.

Application: Online

Prizes and rewards: Up to $25,000, covering a six to ten month period, starting between July and December 2016.

Deadline: February 2


Write an essay answer on topic “What are the alternatives to economic growth?” in not more than 2,100 words from your own unique perspective to prove yourself as a true ‘Leader of Tomorrow.’

Eligibility: Those enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate programme in any field of study at a regular university and are not more than 30 years.

Application: Online

Prizes and rewards: Swiss Franc (CHF) 20,000 as prize money shared by the three winners.

In addition, expenses for travelling, boarding and lodging will be covered.

Deadline: February 1


To recognise and encourage the best works of investigative journalism produced by journalists, editors and newsrooms for Indian readers, viewers and audiences in order to promote journalism in the public interest.

There are 2 categories: Print and Digital (newspapers, magazines, websites and other digital platforms); Broadcast (television).

Eligibility: Entries can be made for any format of journalism – print, broadcast and digital/multimedia. Only journalistic work that was published or broadcast during January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2015, will be considered.

Application: Online application or by post

Prizes and rewards: A citation and a cash prize of Rs. 2,00,000 each.

Deadline: January 31




Internship Alerts

The Web and App Developer at Quikk Homes
Category: Web Development Backend

Location: Work from home

Stipend: Rs. 3,000 – 6,000 per month

Eligibility: Computer Science / IT – UG & PG


Sales Intern at Qurocare
Category: Sales and Business Development

Location: Bangalore

Stipend: Rs. 15,000 – 20,000 per month

Eligibility: All students


Graphic Designer at
Category: Content writing / Journalism

Location: Hyderabad

Stipend: Rs. 18,000 – 25,000 per month

Eligibility: All students


Market Research at Student filmer
Category: Market Research / Analytics

Location: Chennai

Stipend: Rs. 3,000 – 6,000 per month

Eligibility: All students




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