Thursday, February 2, 2012



You may have a magnificent glass, the most brilliant and expensive cut glass, made from exquisite crystalware, but if you want to drink water from it, you have to pour water into your glass from a jug which may be made from simple inexpensive material like stainless steel. Owing to the law of gravity the simple “cheap” jug would have to be held at a height higher than the much more elegant and costlier glass, otherwise you will not be able to pour water from the jug into the glass.

It is the same with learning. The process of Learning is like pouring water from Jug into a Glass.

In order to transfer Knowledge (water) from the Teacher (jug) to the Student (glass), the Teacher has to be placed at a higher level than the Student. Thus even a “poor” teacher must be given more status and respect than a “rich” student. So, Dear Reader, please remember to hold your teacher in high esteem.

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A creative person with a zest for life, Vikram Karve is a retired Naval Officer turned full time writer. Educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU Varanasi, The Lawrence School Lovedale and Bishops School Pune, Vikram has published two books: COCKTAIL a collection of fiction short stories about relationships (2011) and APPETITE FOR A STROLL a book of Foodie Adventures (2008) and is currently working on his novel and a book of vignettes and short fiction. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories, creative non-fiction articles on a variety of topics including food, travel, philosophy, academics, technology, management, health, pet parenting, teaching stories and self help in magazines and published a large number of professional research papers in journals and edited in-house journals for many years, before the advent of blogging. Vikram has taught at a University as a Professor for almost 15 years and now teaches as a visiting faculty and devotes most of his time to creative writing. Vikram lives in Pune India with his family and muse - his pet dog Sherry with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice.Good analogy.