Friday, 29 January 2016



Farewell speeches are generally impromptu for me , but this very morning when I had my pen in my hand and a piece of paper ,I could not control the ink  to bleed  few lines  for my special batch , which I would like to read.
The word 'Farewell' for me has different meaning than just biding adieu to my class XII students. " Fare" is the word which has been taken from the ancient usage of "the word "faran" which means "to journey", hence I wish you all to journey well and do everything in your life with your fare attitude, I also wish you to fly high and run like river. 
It may be "farewell" to some, but for me, you being my pilot-batch in Indonesia, have ink-blotted a permanent mark of rememberance and memories in the diary of my memory.
Its worth mentioning that, that place right in front of your class-room, where you have spent time smiling, giggling, chirping, whispering ,discussing along with class XI students and creating sweet noise, is leaving us, the teachers a happy highway to explore innocence and unbiased nature of kids , and for your juniors you are leaving behind values of sharing, caring and work hard attitude, as legacy.Invaluable treasure!
Remember kids, big things come in small packages and you are live examples for me, as I know four or five years to come you all shine bright as doctors, engineers, architects and bureaucrats etc.and would make your alma mater wear the crown of pride in its alumni association.
Laziness is common to human nature. It means no harm provided you make it " Constructive laziness". Remember Newton was lazying out under a tree when an apple had fallen on his head and he discovered gravity. So buzz word for all board aspirants is: do lazy out but with a book in hand and concepts repetition in your mind. Lazy out with your pen as your teddy.
My pen won't stop giving you more of instructions and guidance but paucity of time demands me to put full stop to my words.
To conclude, I just want to wish you all the luck and may you bask in the glory of your success.

Sangeeta Sharma

Friday, 22 January 2016

"That was, that is....."

 At the threshold she was sitting shedding tears explaining her story..." That was, that is....".  
Tiny steps stepped her into beautiful and person of intelligence and wit. Her physical strength talked deceptive of her caliber though.Her lean and lanky appearance hid her rosy world somewhere at the corner of her mind dreaming about someone to explore and excavate. She wanted to be chased. That was she.
Her silence shouted many times to people she adored, admired and worshiped even, but shouting words  were unheard ironically. Her mute world spoke thousand non-verbal words but to get deaf ears , blind eyes and stony feelings. Her smile every time danced on someone's heart but to have a slip at last. Her vulnerability was her most strengthened weakness. Yet somewhere in her light of hope kept its flame kindled. Her tears mirrored her reflections.
She vowed to be unsolved mystery, a maze and unanswered riddle to her own world of words.She mastered her agonies to simplify her anguish to fill in the void of her life. To smile she started shedding tears and to shed tears she smiled in guise.Every step she took was measured in inches, meters and kilometers, as she thought to be cautious and worldly perfect. 
 Her yawns even started getting translated along with her tearful of smiles. Her strength became her weakness and dropped her at the fork. Every inch of distance she travels now perspires her to recognize every face in disguise, every word in manipulation and every praise under evil tongue. Somewhere deep beneath her subconscious mind still lives an angel of faith guiding her through her silent tears.
As she knows now " That was, that is.......". She wants to be chased for not chasing life of roses and all that appears to be so beautiful outwardly.
Now her shadow shades her vulnerability and follows her with her tears in her eyes.........sighs of deep contemplation and all that has made " That was, that is......."

Sangeeta Sharma

Saturday, 16 January 2016


Tik tok tik tok..... The needles of minutes, seconds and hours in the examination hall define all your preparations for the exam. The all ' I have prepared" hovers around in your mind and on your face during writing your paper, may be not to you but to the invigilator for sure. 
One at the last bench is eating her nails, other one is writing his paper confidently and taking extra sheets one after another, perplexed look on one face and frown on other, one pondering deep and other not writing at all, one looking in vacuum and trying to get answer from mate by looking into his/her paper, these are the gestures that I have been watching in my students for past 15 years of my teaching experience during invigilation. Every facial expression narrated a story to me, the story of unsaid words of their unconscious minds.
Every preparation shapes our various emotions and feelings and that reflects in our tasks or actions. What is the capsule to avoid pain of stress and struggle during examination? Good preparation is the only answer we all know but before preparations we need one most important analysis that is SWOT analysis. Although its a management tool for managers , but every year I ask my students to follow it religiously for their upcoming board exams.
Its like thermometer and stethoscope for a doctor. You need an objective mind and genuine friend to help you do your SWOT analysis at some interval of time which you decide for yourself , say every third day or weekly.
Identify your strengths in preparing yourself for exams, for example you have good rote memorization power, cash it to memorize everything which is important and unavoidable, say periodic table in chemistry, than comes recognizing your weaknesses which your buddy can tell you better, say you can't concentrate and mugging up is all time problem with you, after you get to know those find solution for the same. For instance mnemonics can help you remember certain facts or rules but don't try in everything.....remember BODMAS,VIBGYOR? You still remember it, isn't it?
  Opportunities of grasping new and updated facts and content should not be missed out, for that you must be attentive in your class to listen to the teachers attentively and by using your chat time with friends at any social site for discussing relevant and important things than gossiping about friend's latest gadget or Hollywood actor/actress. Last but not the least are threats. They are ticking time bombs; diffuse them by anticipating and taking preventive actions. For example procastination and lethargy can be avoided by planning according to time table you have set for yourself. Let not snowball roll down to be bigger in size.
You can avoid all your anxieties, nervousness and stress by ticking the tik tok right.
Happy and tik tok tick preparations for your board exams.

Sangeeta Sharma