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Jul 12, 2010
Didn’t My College Pass?

Loved Ramesh Srivats’s piece (Mom, I Shrunk the Workplace). Now anyone can go into a gali in Hyderabad or even Karimnagar and—lo and behold—out will sprout a thousand engineers. We can only hope that an Abhimanyu Tutorials (where children start getting trained when in their mother’s wombs) doesn’t come to life.

B.V.G. Rao, Warangal

The definitive guide for parents to spot their offspring’s future vocation? Hilarious!

Nitin Shukla, New Delhi

As a senior citizen, I wish I was young enough to choose one of the ‘many new career options’ now available.

E. Narasimhan, Chennai

Howlarious :)

Sameer, Bangalore

Awesome take on the scenario.

Amrith, Pune

Thoroughly enjoyed the piece. Would love to see more such.

Mohammed Abdullah, Saudi Arabia

Keep it coming.

Keerthana, Bangalore, India

Devastating satire.

Harsh Rai Puri, Bhopal

Please do come back.

Prasad, Bangalore

Funny, and garnished with lots of home truths too.

Ajit Harisinghani, Pune

The piece was no more than a trip to the past; vacuous to say the least. Maybe you shouldn’t have paid him.

Sumant Bhattacharya, Gurgaon

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1/D-73
Jun 19, 2010
03:52 PM
Amazingly hilarious! An awesome take on the scenario :)


Cheers
Amrith
Pune, India
2/D-74
Jun 19, 2010
03:55 PM
Mug by mug! Howlarious :) While caricatured, the transitions are true. Today, people are selling many more skills than they were or could a decade or two ago.

Even bleary-eyedness :)
Sameer
Bangalore, India
3/D-82
Jun 19, 2010
04:45 PM
Absolutely brilliant...if its @rameshsrivats..it had to be d way it is...almost felt like my childhood times...and the 'sample guide that may help parents spot their offspring’s future vocation'...uff....hillarious...well done sir...!!!
Nitin Shukla
New Delhi, India
4/D-113
Jun 19, 2010
11:03 PM
Who is this Ramesh, with such a feel for satire and nice turns of phrases? It is fantastic. As a senior citizen I wish I were young enough to choose one of the many new career options now available.
R%2E NARASIMHAN
CHENNAI, INDIA
5/D-24
Jun 20, 2010
07:05 AM
Just Brilliant
Jitendra
Melbourne, Australia
6/D-57
Jun 20, 2010
11:45 AM
It is a very good one. Author is really mesmerizing.

Now anyone can go in to a gully in Hyderabad or even lesser towns like Karimnagar and shout for a engineer ,from each house at least one would come out.
The tutions to enter these colleges start so very every that we hope one day "ABHIMANYU" type of tuitions would not start as author pointed out.
But the question is as we progress (in to the future) are we going forward ( in what ?) or backward??
I hope the latest progress is watching and posting on Youtube.
bowenpalle venuraja gopal rao%2E
warangal, india
7/D-80
Jun 20, 2010
05:17 PM
Ramesh Srivats...thanks for a brilliantly funny write-up with lots of truth in it too!
Ajit Harisinghani
Pune, India
8/D-14
Jun 21, 2010
01:33 AM
Brilliant piece of writing in such witty,humorous way.Thoroughly enjoyed.First time for to read/hear about Ramesh Srivats,would love to such humorous take on other issues.
mohammed abdullah
khamis mushayt, Saudi Arabia
9/D-26
Jun 21, 2010
11:20 AM
Hilarious! There may be more truth in Mr.Srivat's piece than one may think.
Anwaar
Dallas, United States
10/D-29
Jun 21, 2010
11:55 AM
Superb piece of writing... kudos to Ramesh...
Neeraj
Neeraj Goswamy
Mumbai, India
11/D-36
Jun 21, 2010
02:21 PM
Devastating evergreen satire..
Harsh Rai Puri
Bhopal, India
12/D-40
Jun 21, 2010
02:30 PM
Ramesh, this is even better.

http://www.rameshsri...scenes.html#more-766

Cheers for your PUB (Progressive Union of Bloggers).
Pitambar
Jhansi, India
13/D-43
Jun 21, 2010
02:52 PM
Soooper machhi!
Ashwin
Bangalore, India
14/D-73
Jun 21, 2010
09:52 PM
You have an amazing sense of humor. Thoroughly enjoyable reading.
Keep writing.
DC
NEW YORK, United States
15/D-40
Jun 22, 2010
11:33 AM
Brilliant !! Thoroughly enjoyed the read ...
Amazing sense of humor .. keep it coming along !!
keerthana
bangalore, India
16/D-53
Jun 22, 2010
12:52 PM
Puns that I caught.

So even if you came from the sewers...

... a plastic bucket that had to be filled. Mug by mug.

If you could chop up a frog without remorse....you were okay with your patients croaking.

... the more degrees you had, the hotter you were.

Did I miss any?

The non-pun jokes are far more. "...you had mother" - was that like Shashi kapoor in Deewar?

We need Abhimanyu tutorials - children not learning about the system's Chakravyuh before they enter school is a head-shaking tragedy. They need introduction to school-bag weight, kid interviews, school buses, commute, errant drivers, crowd management in classes, tests and copying, corporal punishment, the vital difference between 99.71% and 99.72% and so on. There could be Chakras within Chakras. And the Bakras would suffer if they don't know about Nakhras. Atleast they could be taught (like Prahlad) that their DAD could be BAD.

However, with the advent of new age schools which detect a child's multi-dimensional potential by the way they behave, there's plenty of hope. Ramesh has already developed the indicators for talent in six dimensions - ignore/interrupt/stay up late/light candles/beat others/wake you up, and indicated their career paths. Where do I sign-up for more advice? I need to know about children that

1. make promises with no intentions of keeping them ... politicians?
2. shout at each other when they can't argue ... parlimentarians?
3. talk plenty without knowing anything ... TV debaters?
4. repeat themselves when there's nothing new ... 24/7 news channelists?
5. Sing out of tune with lots of deep body gyrations and expressions ... playback singers?
Narasimhan M.G
Bangalore, India
17/D-92
Jun 22, 2010
06:28 PM
Brilliant writing! Please do come back
Prasad
Bangalore, India
18/D-24
Jun 24, 2010
11:28 AM
Myself being a 1988 highschool I could just walking with him in his journey.
Fantastic!!
Santosh Gairola
Hsinchu, Taiwan
19/D-41
Jun 25, 2010
01:13 PM
Outlook paid you per word? You deserved more. If A. Roy and R. Guha are paid in a similar manner, it is grossly unfair. First they get to do 8 or 10 page brain dumps which we wade through. Our fingers pain with all the clicking of the Next page button. And the prose is, you know, either prosaic or a content-free rant, or both. There's either ennui or intense irritation. Not a single joke by these eminences, all so grim, solemn as donkeys. But they get to sell their ideas, become famous intellectuals, get supporters and opponents to scream and increase the publicity, and sell copies of their articles. I think they are not doing for the money, it comes to them anyway!
Tearful Onion
Jhumri Talaiyya, India
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