Monday, April 14, 2008

It's About Time

Dearest Baby V,

In the course of my relatively short existence on this planet, I have seen and heard a lot of things. Some of them make sense to my under-evolved canine brain and some of them don't. There are some issues that bother human civilization that seem to not have any clear solution. But this letter is with regard to a problem that does have a solution.

I have heard humans complain every once in a while about a thing/person/idea that has not "passed the test of time". The test of time seems to be a benchmark for anything. There are a lot of human saying, across cultures even, that refer to time.

Anyway, I seem to be beating around the metaphorical bush again (better than you-know-what-ing on it, lolz). Let me get back to the point.

It is my humble opinion that, to build a better society, it is necessary to completely restructure the present educational system. The present system encourages rote learning and stifles creativity. I think this is due to the examination process.

I propose the new "Test of Time" examination system. In these tests, students are given a limited amount of marks in which they attempt to score maximum time. It is obviously easy to lose time and hard to gain time (proof: A fool and his gold are soon parted. Time = money. Gold = money. Hence Gold = Time. This proves that Fools lose time and hence do not pass the Test of Time). This is clearly a revolutionary idea and may be too radical for some, but it is necessary to create a generation who can, quite literally, stand the Test of Time.

Warmest Regards,

Puppy Manohar

"Only time will tell if we stand the test of time" - Sammy Hagar

PS: Don't you bastiges even think of stealing my idea. It's an original, you hear me? I'm going to patent it, write a series of self-help books and be rich beyond my wildest dreams.


km said...

Outstanding idea.

But shouldn't it be "...are given the *maximum* amount of marks in which they attempt to score the *minimum* time"?

//My variant on your idea, so technically I am not stealing.

///Who are we to argue with Sammy Frickin' Hagar?

Puppy Manohar said...

Dear Km-sir,

I am not going to type anything because I have nothing nice to say about Sammy Hagar.

In the words of DLR, "I'm the one, the one you love". How prophetic they were.


Puppy Manohar

"Canine touch you there"

Anonymous said...

Dear Baby V and Puppy M,
I hereby, solemnly, hereinunder, thereinover declare that this is my favourite blog. Your understated brilliance is unmatched, and I often feel the urge to address my neighbour's intelligent looking Labrador as Puppy Manohar (Hope the real Puppy M does not mind).

Limited marks to score a maximum amount of time. Brilliant.

Anonymous said...

Dear Peppy

You farging bastige.

Baby V
"what thanks oh lord can i render thee.." - an old St. Thomas High School Hymn.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Reader,

If this blog is about anything, it is about the Marksism in Indian Educational System (TM).

Baby V (& Puppy M)
"teacher, please may i go to toilet" - a(sic) elementary student.
"teacher, toilet!" - another student in quick succession.

Puppy Manohar said...

Dear Krish-Ashok-sir,

Of course you may address your neighbour's dog as "Puppy Manohar". But bear in mind that just because he is a Puppy Manohar it does not make him THE Puppy Manohar. To ensure that an Puppy Manohar is THE Puppy Manohar, you will have to ascertain its position on post-1984 Van Halen, post Scenes From a Memory Dream Theater and Object Oriented Programming.


Puppy Manohar (THE)

"I'd give it to you if I could but I borrowed it"

narendra shenoy said...

Time and tide wait for no man - *1*
No man is an island - *2*
Substituting in *1*
Time and tide are an island
And, we know that
Islands in the stream, that is what we are
Therefore, time and tide are in the stream.

Now, all streams are tested for consciousness.

Hence, all tests of time are valid only if you are awake.

Anonymous said...


kal haey? makka kallepuni kalna.

asso. jaida. amgal blogari tumhi anekapant yeyati.

Baby V.
P.S: "You might be a cunning linguist (baby) but i am a master debater" - Austin Powers

narendra shenoy said...

Baby V
Tumgel blog ghomto assa. Hassun Hassun pot dukkhun gelle.

Tomorrow's headlines. "Blogosphere struggles to decipher mystery language"