Right To Education Education is the most effective tool and medium for human development. Education changes the mind-set through at continuous process involving, research, experiment and innovation. Without such practices a nation cannot expects its heir to be informed and creative. “Education is a must thing” quoted modern political activist Malala Yousafzai. This quotes further justifies Aristotle’s words, “The educated differ from the Uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.” These two quotes show the importance of education in everybody’s life. According to the Indian Sages, the aim of education is second birth. We are born into the world of nature and necessity, we must be reborn into the world of spirit and freedom. This significance gives rise to Right to Education. The RTE is a fundamental right and I s accorded the same legal status as the right to life as provided by Article 21A of the Indian Constitution. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 is “An act to provide for free and compulsory education to all children of the ages 6 to 14 years.” Children with disabilities will also be educated in the mainstream schools. Section (10) of the Act makes it a duty of the parents to ensure that their children go to schools, without prescribing any punishment. Special provisions are laid for children not admitted to school or who have not completed elementary education; a child so admitted to elementary education will be entitled to completion of elementary education even after 14 years The right of children to free and compulsory education came into force from 1st April, 2010. According to this Act, every child in the age group of 6 to 14 years will be provided 8 years of elementary education in an age appropriate classroom in the vicinity of his/her neighbourhood. “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”, said Nelson Mandela. So it is important for the country to nurture their children and young talent with the right education, so that India emerges as a strong and prosperous country. Based on the same principle, Platforms like Viden.io are helping people and nurturing the next generation to harness their skills and perform their work to the best of their ability.
Plot: The story follows a young and passionate girl, Maahi who discovers love and more in the unexpectedly intimate treasures of a baker’s hat.She has emerged from a heartbreak that left her shattered four years ago. And she s found peace and joy a career and love. But when the past comes knocking on her door her life is turned upside-down once again. Charged with emotion and romance Like a Love Song is talking the sort of love that consumes and sears and takes you over … About the Author: Nikita Singh is the bestselling author of eight novels including After All This Time The Promise and Someone Like You as well as a contributing author to books in The Backbenchers series. In 2013 she received a Live India Young Achievers Award. She is currently an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at The New School in New York City. This was my first read from her collection and I am able to see that there’s something in her work that had made her successful, but still I can feel the beginner thing in her which is good if it keeps the childishness and experimenting alive, but bad if it keeps her from solving the major problems. What’s wrong with it? This is the actual spoiler part and if you have already read this book, you may relate to the list of things I find wrong with #LikeALoveSong. And if you are related to writing stuff, maybe Nikita herself, then you will find out where this story lost the game of becoming a great story. The writing style: It couldn’t keep me connected to it which also gave birth to a thought that she was writing out of her comfort zone, which is eventually good, but not right now. The style made me feel that there was a lot of repetition of stuff so I didn’t mind skipping some of the sentences. I liked Laila’s character better than Maahi’s: Maahi who initially interested me came out to be slightly dull when Laila was around. Her character seemed more powerful, kind and eventually better than Maahi. I also feel that if the author had given Laila’s tale a space in the book, it would not only make her actions and moody, but sweet nature justified, but also maybe made her equal to her. I mean I just couldn’t figure out why she was like she was which anyhow made her more interesting than Maahi. The Ending: I personally feel the ending being quite short, unmatched with the concept and irrational. I mean, when the whole story moved around the two things Love and Passion how can the end distort one of them so easily. Maybe Nikita could have done justice with it too just by extending the story a little bit or show something, maybe as a bonus chapter, to express the other side of the story, the Siddant’s feelings. Why was it good? Here’s the list of the things which I think made this a good book: Great Concept: Though both topics were not new individually, but the context in which the author connected them made them feel more realistic even in the fiction world of books. It was just like the real life. I could feel the struggle to be good in the parents eyes, while trying to find and follow your passion, along maintaining the most important feeling: Love. Short, Sweet & Enjoyable (SSE) : Though I feel that an extended version with Siddant and Laila’s tales in it would be a lot more enjoyable. The original text wasn’t the less. I find the story to be a light and sweet story, but not like a love story if you are wondering. In context to realism, it is a great try, better than all my real-life related stories till date. Interesting Characters: I really like Nikita Singh for what she was best at in this book and also hate her a bit for the same along being jealous. She has an incredible talent to develop interesting characters which I believe everyone will love. From Sarthak, his mom and Laila to the Maahi’s boss CJ, everyone was unique and interesting in a way. But I don’t like that their individualism was not celebrated. I loved it when the story had a part where it focused on a personal life of Sarthak, Laila and Siddant, but that too was a bit short which I’m sorry about. I also liked the thing that people here are chasing their dreams which is a quite awesome thing, right? In India, Yep it is! Conclusion Overall it’s a common story of a girl, fighting the world to get her own identity in the middle-class Indian Family while finding her true love. Who should read it? I would say anyone who needs some inspiration and tips about following your passion when the society and your own parents are driving you crazy. I personally made some notes from Maahi’s dialogues which I know I will have to use sooner of later. Did I love it? Yes, I love the most of the books I read, because I choose them wisely. But I actually thanked my friend Riya for recommending this book to me. It not only opened a girl’s viewpoint about love and career which is quite similar to the boys but also helped me learn a lot from all the characters including Kishan who told me it’s important to make time for the important people and love them for the individuality, without changing them.
I am a kind of addicted to the real-life stories of people. And after Helen Keller, within no time I have read the autobiography of the inspiring Malala Yousafzai. And every book is a new Journey for me. So, enjoy the review! Who is Malala Yousafzai? She is a children’s education activist born in Pakistan. She have spoken to nearly 400 delegates at UN at the age of just 16 and also, she has won multiple international awards including Nobel Peace prize. Another than an inspiration for thousands, she is a great student and a greater daughter. And this book unfolds some heart-touching and sad experiences of her life, but all of it ends with a light of success. How was this Journey? “If you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home.“ This is a fascinating tale of a girl fighting for other girls’ education and of a father who, championed and encouraged his daughter to attend school in the society that prizes sons, the society which thinks that the God is someone who does not want his daughters to grow & achieve success in their lives. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school at the age of 15 in 2012 by the Taliban because of her fight for the equal education of Girls. But even after this she refused to be silent and continued her fight which later reached the global level with the formation of Malala Fund. Who should read it? According to me, anyone who interested in the inspiring life of Malala, in the current & past situation of people of Pakistan and in the working of human right activists.
Helen Keller, this is a very popular name that you may have already heard of. But before we talk about her book, let’s have a brief introduction of her. So, Who was Helen Keller? Helen (1880-1968) was the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. Just imagine, you live in a world of silence & complete darkness, but could still talk, write, read, and make friends. Do you think this is possible? But she proved that it is Possible. In fact, she attended the college, wrote a dozen of books, traveled all over the world, met 12 U.S. presidents, and also, lived to be 87. Can you do that with your eyes & hear at their best? I don’t think so. How she did that was a confusing question for me, until I read her Autobiography; The Story of Life, that unfolded some amazing things and Ideas that I could never think of. What are my views about the book? The Story of My Life, available in 50 languages is a triumph of the writer over her deafness and blindness. In this Autobiography, she has locked a great inspiring story that takes us on an unforgettable journey. From the movement, she learned the word “Water” when her teacher spelled it into her hands to the time when she completed her college. This whole journey records the events of Helen’s first twenty-two years of life. And when we are talking about her life, we can’t forget her teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan who remained her companion from the age of 7 years. And with great dedication, patience & love, she was able to evoke the child’s enormous intelligence. I also want to mention that this book was an emotional journey for me as I have read and recommend the original version of the book that has her fresh personal touch. I wanted to share her whole story here, but it will ruin all the excitement.