Wednesday, January 03, 2007

past and present

straight from the heart
i was transported fifteen years back in time. my memories of the class in Warrensburg, Missouri were rekindled today. as Mandy, Rebecca and Ayoola (hope I got the names right!) sat in the 4th Sem journalism class, the past flashed in the inner eye. i was one of the few foreign students in the journo classes. the first few classes were true learning experiences. it took a while to adjust, absorb and react. of course, over time i had many (okay, a few) American friends who made a whole lot of difference. i hope the three Americans have a rich experience while at Christ. and i also hope the guys in class learn from the three. it would be an interesting semester, with the added challenge. and as i always say, challenge brings out the best in all of us.

7 comments:

SYED ABRAR said...

Dear Sir,
Saw the new students while i was standing outside the class room. it is Good, College is building a good reputation.
But sir, i still want to go to U.S., a challenge in my long list of dreams.

naresh rao said...

hi Abrar, you will one day go to the US.

sheetal sukhija said...

well its different when they are in class sir...like you said the other day if we dont behave in class thats the impression they'll carry back... but sometimes class gets too boring and you cant help yourself doing strange things and trying to not listen...
may be its because of the lack of interest in certain issuse related to politics and business from the very beginin... i'm lost when the whole class is interestedly listenin and i'm always catching myself day dreaming...trying to bring myself back to class.

naresh rao said...

dear Sheetal, everyone has there own area of interest. but you will get a kick out of life if you try and interest yourself in everything. keep your mind open- i still do that even at this age.

pRicky said...

foreign exchange wow!!!
The college is doing exciting things...
i wish this was done in our time.

@Sheetal: foreign students are no different. you would just be acting like they would be bin their country the big difference there defrence for their teachers is much lesser. so just be natural and they would carry honest impressions back...

Me Thinks.. said...

I read somewhere 'life is a challenge, face it'..

And I guess that has been the one ultimate truth that has helped me continue in the face of adversity..

Y knot said...

Some of us don'tfeel that you're twice our age. You're one among us and at the same time command a lot of respect. it is also a matter of whether our class co-operates to your ideas, which most often, doesn't, unfortunately, happen.