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Why is Sexuality Education Still Against The Indian Culture?

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Indian society has always shown its resistance towards taking about sexuality education. Multiple efforts have been made to introduce it in schools or encourage the parents to talk about sex related issues with their children, but till date, no success has been achieved.

There are some factors which act as a deterrent to the concept of sexuality education. Misunderstanding, Socio cultural resistance and lack of clarity as what sex education is about are the major reasons for the resistance by the society on introducing sex education.

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Sexuality education is much more than sex. Whereas sex refers to the gender as well as intercourse, sexual education encompasses in itself much more than sex. It takes into aspect all factors which affect us right from our birth till death.

Culture is cited as one of the major reasons to not introduce sex education as according to the society, sex is considered to be a taboo in our society and talking about it goes against our culture. Sex related issues are considered to be too adult to be discussed with Children. Right from sex related issues to sex organs, sexual abuse, intercourse, gender issues and many others are considered taboo and a matter which is not be discussed publicly especially with children’s.

The conservative culture of India has created a vicious cycle. In tradition conservative Indian family taking about sex is considered sin and there is no discussion about it in the family. The children often grow up without any iota of idea regarding the topic, and when they become an adult, they too don’t want to talk about it because this is what they have been taught.

Not only teachers and parents, several studies reveal that even students are not comfortable talking about these topics in public. It indeed raises a big question mark on our prevailing customs. Sex and related issues are one of the most important aspects of our life and if talking about it is considered taboo than it will become nearly impossible to spread awareness regarding it.

Sexual education is believed to attract students toward sexual activity, but multiple studies reveal that those children who had sex education in their early days have indulged in sexual practices lately and adopted safe sex practices.

With increasing sex related crimes and abuses, it is need of the hour to introduce comprehensive sexual education right from the school days. With increased knowledge, it is certain to bring a change in our society.

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Kuch Kisse – BITS Pilani Canteen Se: An Outsider’s Perspective To The World of Engineering & Storytelling

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This story is about Chirag Khatri, who was born in a middle-class family in the city of Ujjain. Having born into a middle-class family in a mediocre town is like killing your dreams in the combined aura of mediocrity and poverty. Hence, he also followed the same track as chosen by a major section of society and that was IIT JEE. After giving 2 years of his life for IIT-JEE, he got admission in BITS Pilani.

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In BITS, he received MSc physics, a five-year integrated course. The speciality about this course is that on the basis of GPA of your first year, you are likely to get a branch in Engineering.Hence, all the people in the MSc had only one dream that they might get their branch changed into Computer Science so that in 5th year they can get good hefty lacs of packages in placement. Chirag also participated in that rat race and tried to get himself into Computer Science branch. His first year was pretty much same as his preparation years of JEE. Then also he was a robot, and now also he is a robot, trying to do all such things which were considered as the elite things decided by our so-called society and their typical magnanimous manuscripts. He was doing all these things, not because he wanted to do but society wanted him to do because these seemed like the pretty obvious choices.

But preparation for branch change turned out pretty worse for him. People at BITS were a little bit different, as in they used to study less and get more marks than him. So it happened that after slogging himself for the first year, He was still not able to get himself enrolled in Computer Science. This was a turning point in chirag’s life. He began to introspect that he had put in more efforts then these people still he was not able to get the thing that he wanted. After pretty much self-introspection, he got an answer from the bottom of his heart that these people who got their branch changed did the thing that they are very good at and they should continue to pursue it. Then, he got to know that he needs to find something in which he is very good. Something that he had like to do and after that work will no more be work. It will just be an enjoyment, a fun process. So, in simple words, he wanted to find out his passion.

He tried a lot of things in his second year which he thought are the things he wanted to pursue in his life. He was interested in politics. Hence, he contested elections in his second year. Though he lost the election, he got to know that he was not made for politics. Then, he co-founded a Startup but that Startup was a beautiful failure.

After the end of the second year, he had tried a lot of things and he felt that he was not able to get what he wanted. He was completely feeling lost and hopeless. By that time, he pretty much messed up with his grades as well.

After the end of his second year, he met a girl. She liked literature very much. He wrote quite a few poems for her. He had this habit of writing before 11th class, but in my 11th, 12thand 1st year, he almost lost his touch and methodology of writing. In this moment, it hit him that his pen is calling him and this is his golden opportunity to take up writing a bit seriously and he decided not to turn down this opportunity.

Whenever he used to recite his poems in front of people, they used to clap and appreciate his work. In his mind, he was well aware that he likes writing and he slowly began appreciating the fact that he was born to write. After the end of the semester, that girl was not there in his life but in the span of these 6 months, he wrote for her deliberately and got to learn a lot of things, about himself, writing and everything.

There were a lot of people who told him that he should probably write a book. By that time, chirag was too much engrossed in his writing and therefore he decided to take this leap of faith and committed one year of his life in writing a book. After the end of one year, he completed his first book named Kuch Kisse – BITS Pilani Canteen Se. He sent his book to almost six publishers out of which four publishers agreed to publish his book.

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The name of his book Kuch Kisse – BITS Pilani Canteen Se is pretty much self-explanatory. The storyline of this book originates with 5 people who meet at the college canteen to have fun and gossip initially, but with the passage of time, they start to discuss about events and tantrums centered around life, love, society and philosophy, trying hardly to question, discuss and unveil the dark secrets of our so-called society and in the end they start to contemplate the seriousness of life. If you are able to read this book and appreciate the seriousness and the hypocrisy present in our society, then I think the purpose of his writing the book would be successful.

Chirag strongly believes that in life, often times we try to decide to choose the type of life that we prefer to live, but in the end, it happens that life already has something pre-decided for us. The most important decision that you will ever take is to hopefully accept what life has pre-decided for you, to listen to your gut feeling and move ahead towards the path of prosperity.

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Why Exams like JEE, NEET Are Not Good Enough To Test Students Aptitude?

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Recently a student from Tamil Nadu, Anitha had committed suicide after she failed to clear the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET). Admission to the medical colleges in done through NEET and the exam conducting body is Central Board of secondary education (CBSE). Anitha had performed exceptionally well in her board exams but failed miserably in NEET exams.

The State Government of Tamil Nadu tried to exempt the students from the state from NEET but it was turned down by the centre. The widespread protest followed the death of Anitha. She has even urged the Supreme Court to exempt Tamil Nadu from NEET as it would be grossly unfair to the students of rural Tamil Nadu who do not have a CBSE background and am can’t afford to coach.

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NEET is a good idea as it eliminates numerous state wise test for admission into the medical colleges but imposing it without creating the proper environment and infrastructure is nothing less than a fantasy today. Language remains a formidable barrier in this test as translating the books in the regional language itself is a mammoth task.

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Though nothing much can be done now after the Supreme Court ruling how do we evaluate the validity of such exams? Ensuring transparency may be a solution but there are many who are of the opinion that it may dilute the standards of the exams. These tests are mostly based on multiple choice pattern and only those who are familiar with the pattern or have taken coaching in reputed organisations are able to clear it and this is where the students of non – CBSE background and rural background find themselves at the wrong end.

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Exams systems in India needs a great deal of reformation and regional issues must be taken into consideration while implementing reforms. Some minor reforms have been executed but the pattern remains largely the same.

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Why Do So Many Engineers In India Go For MBA?

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Engineering and MBA go hand to hand as most of the Engineers In India Go For MBA after their degree. There are a variety of reasons for doing so, the most common being the students who go for engineering have very less or in some cases no idea of what engineering is or what are they going to be taught in the classes and they finally end up in a confused state where although they get the degree but not the satisfaction. Let’s go through the reasons why most of the engineers prefer to go for MBA after their degree.

1)The Job wasn’t good enough

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Engineering was once upon a time a very attractive career option as the placement rates were quite high along with lucrative salary package but now when the available engineers are much than what is required there is a demand-supply gap and this has consequently lead to a sharp decline in the salary as well as the job prospects of the engineers.Most of them end with a job which was just opposite to what they had expected and thus opt for MBA as a management degree along with an engineering degree will certainly help them fetch a high-paying job.

2)It will help me in future when I open my own venture

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Many Engineer graduates aspire to set up their own business and for this, they are of the opinion that with an MBA degree they will be able to do set up their business in an efficient manner and by learning different business models they would be instrumental in a successfully running their business

3)My Parents/Friend/Senior told me to do

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And there are still some graduates who don’t have any personal motivation to go for MBA but pursue it because of the advice of their parents or friends.

4)I am not ready to take a job but I don’t want to do an MS or a PhD

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In this case, MBA is a simply a way to delay your interaction with the real world when you don’t want to pursue higher education in technology/engineering

There are indeed many other reasons which motives engineers to go for MBA and what we mentioned are the most common ones.Find out which reason suits you and if you don’t find your reason in the article do mention it in the comment box

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