On this Teachers' Day, I'd like to propose a toast to all teachers...
- To my parents, because they are my first teachers
- To my dear sister, because our reputation of “having least quarrels in siblings” is (if I put it egotistically) 70% because of her (and that's patience for you)
- To my dear niece, who taught me quickly and effectively that “mama is not supposed to get angry”, among many other things
- To my cousins and brother-in-law, who taught me how to help others selflessly (and are teaching me even now)
- To my teachers in primary school, who are even now remembered even if I don't remember what they taught
- To the teacher in my school, who told me that a good boy like me should not be a friend of my best friend (what she had against him, I don't know)
- To teachers in my school, who used to explode at the least provocation
- To teachers for whom we were favorites, because we used to be always fighting for first 3 spots in class
- To teachers who were our favorite
- To teachers who tried to teach us everything they knew
- To teachers to whom nobody used to listen
- To teachers who held the attention of the class for all the time
- To teachers, whom nobody used to make fun of
- To teacher, who informed us in 9th std, that "energy crisis is over" (she might have been talking about the chapter, but the choice of words was a bit unfortunate)
- To teachers who were fun to be with in the class
- To my college teachers, who taught me many things besides the subjects they were teaching, in and out of class (ok, mostly out of class)
- To the teachers whose classes I attended who are more remembered for their teaching styles, and whose idioms have become an essential part of our language now (“Kaltay ka kahi?”)
- To teachers, who produced some gems like "You will be displayed on notice board" and "we need some power to discharge a capacitor", to ensure we never had a dull moment in class
- To the teacher, who used to line marofy on girls in our class
- To teachers, who ensured we had free run of department and labs after office hours, on holidays, anytime we wanted, so that we could learn
- To teachers, who let us go on our "Industrial Tour" without a cheperon professor, and allowed us to come back 15 days after college started
- To teachers, who let us use any of departmental facilities for creating our magazine and organizing inter-collegiate events, and never interfered in our preparations, but always were ready to help in any way they could
- To my friends, each of whom has qualities which I would like to learn
- To many authors (book- and blog-), who are teaching me a lot about how to write (that shows you what is to come, I still fancy myself as a writer)
- To Sherlock Holmes, because after all, having a bad student is not teacher's fault
- To Harry Potter, Prof. Dumbledore, Nanda Pradhan, and countless other characters, reading about whom has never bored me, and I read something new every time I read them
- and last but not the least, to all my readers, and not just because you must be bored holding the glass by now
To All Teachers....
P.S. Hi people, kindly adjust. Apparently, after moving my blog to blogger beta, I cannot comment on the blogs which have not shifted. I can still comment on blogs where blogger account is not needed for commenting, but please to forgive, if I am not able to comment on your posts, at least till Blogger solves this or till you shift to beta.
P.P.S. Kindly adjust again... Thanks to Keshi's suggestion (and Blogger team's too) I have opened a new blogger account just to comment on non-beta blogs (which will be deleted when all blogs move to beta, which blogger team tells me is imminent). So in recent future, if you see somebody named "alias fleiger" commenting on your blog, as you can see, it is my alias.
The Great Eagle has spoken...
Quote of The Day:
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward