Friday, December 20, 2013

Insurance and Risk Management Question papers


Recently I saw the old bridge being demolished. The above is an artist's impression of the old bridge made of limestone compositions built some where in the 1860's. This bridge has been out of service since 2000 AD  and a new cable bridge created after some four years of construction.

The picture above was drawn by me.

Monday, December 9, 2013

The ITI Zoo

Inside the ITI complex there is a Zoo..or at-least it used to be called one. I was enticed into visiting it as a student at school. One afternoon some friends of mine accosted me into believing there was a full time Zoo inside the ITI complex about which I was unaware of....Largely excited about visiting a Zoo at that age embarked upon a mis adventure of missing half day classes at school with the aim of seeing the Zoo.

This Zoo what my cronies were talking about was a thick set of vegetation adjacent to the temple near ITI circle and only had a couple of jackals in few enclosures and nothing more and could be a not so habitable place for a lad...though the entire place looked well-looked-after. Suddenly I found myself in the predicament of whiling away some five hours at a place which was anything but a Zoo.

Basically I was mis led into an adventure that too bunking school for one afternoon. Though there may not be anything very serious about this anecdote there is a lesson in it for Parents and young kids alike around the World ..the possibility of being mis led into something especially during fledgling years only to feel aghast about later..a victim of lack of experience and such instances can have rarely some kind of more serious consequences. Parents must be careful and protect their wards from mischief mongers whose victim some school going child could become a victim of..though prima facie the error would point to a kid who forays into such adventures for no primary fault of his.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

The ITI Park

Somewhere in the heart of ITI is the ITI park a very well designed and maintained outfit and a jewel of the township. The entire park would be the size of a football field a part of it called the Children's Park.

The ITI park in many ways was maintained on International lines and would over-look the Chairman;s residence the Chairman's house itself having another park of its own. For many years the ITI park housed many kinds of birds and small animals in enclosures and also had a central dome like structure. For many years there used to be a museum inside the park.

One of the unique features of the ITI park was that it housed many kinds of plants and trees and had a well designed fountain system.

Who ever conceived and designed this park deserves praise and veneration that he thought it befitting to put up such a highly advanced green-spot within an industrial empire.

Friday, December 6, 2013

My experiments with Dramatics at Calicut

Somewhere there are events in my life that I try at times to come to terms such is my foray into dramatics and back. CAMPART was a festival at Rec Cali cut where various student bodies take part and resulting in my being forced to act in a play and basically make a fool of myself. It was in 1985 Manjeet Singh Rekhi offered me and forced me into a role at the last scene I have to come as a Doctor ..sit on a corner chair and laugh for some three minutes..I did it but was not very good..and thereupon came the determination to develop this activity. Rec  Calicut helped me develop myself in various dimensions..Dramatics being one such field the other fields being Yoga, sports and body building.

hotel maharani Calicut

Many of the youth festivals at REC were places where creativity flowed must be seen to be believed. Some plays were just impromptu narrations of some random kind extending for half an hour. Such events would be full of humor largely coming from the spontaneity rather than a well thought-of scripts.

Having failed at my earlier attempt I was looking for a chance to perform better and to some surprise a Kannada association of banks landed up at REC requesting that we do some kind of play at Hotel Maharani at Cali cut..and we rehearsed for it and did a very splendid job and I was a key character in one of the plays. Needless to say REC developed me and us in many ways and such exposures being one such platform. At around 12 in the night we students found ourselves returning from the event and many of the Kannada students..some thirty five in all would remember this..coming to REC through the medical college route.

At the end of the day REC Cali cut of our times left on us some intense impression and blend of skills that came from various quarters. Were they all worth? I have no answer but circumstances of those times swayed me more than anything else into such events..and some where I found in them an opportunity for self development and growth.