I’m a teacher…………..
Behind that doctor,
Is me, a teacher………..

Behind that economist ,
Is me, a teacher……….

Above those astronomers ,

Is me, a teacher…………..

I carry the light even though they mostly make jokes of me………..

But I am a teacher……..

I don’t qualify for a RDP house……

nor earn enough to buy an expensive one………….

But yes, I am a teacher………..

Some think or even say that I have too many holidays ,

never knowing that I spend those holidays either correcting papers

or planning what and how I’m going to teach when I go back to school……..
Because I am a teacher…..

 Sometimes I get confused and even get stressed

by the ever changing policies by the politicians who have political powers

over what and how I have to teach…….

Despite all that I am a teacher and I have to teach and I am teaching…….

The main source of my satisfaction is when I see them growing, succeeding, having all those assets ,

 bravely facing the world and its challenges…….

and I say,  Yes ! I’ve taught in spite of living in a world opened by Google…….

Because I am a teacher…………
Yes , I am a teacher……..
It doesn’t matter how they look at me,

 It doesn’t matter how much more they earn than me,

 It doesn’t matter that they drive while I walk ,
because all what they have is through me , a teacher……

Whether they acknowledge me or not……

I am a teacher…….

The Sixth Angle

Before you read this write-up remember it is not about some very special people. Certainly ever since “The Sixth Sense” movie came into the grip of our eye sight, we have developed a perception about the people who either pretend to show or probably bless with this sixth sense attribute. Frankly speaking these two words have made miraculous difference in the lives of the people who had been made to believe that they possess this quality. Just with a mere hint of this and your perception and the world around you becomes mysteriously positive in terms of special power.
The concept of Sixth Angle which will throw a lot of light on to what I want to say, initially my idea of sixth sense and sixth angle was totally different. It happened as one day when I was giving a lecture I came to a conclusion about our uniqueness, at least there is one virtue, one attribute or whatever you call it, is there with each one of us which distinguish with the rest of the planetarium. Here it is also very important to give due respect to our creators.
Kudos to that almighty, which has so many different frames and unique attributes to make us all stand different from each other. Nevertheless that discussion can prolong on another timeline, but here while giving the lecture I also came across to one fact, that our beloved moon, on scientific term the only natural satellite of our planet, never shows its other side to us.
Obviously this pushed me to gather some more facts about moon, and I came across the fact that moon also rotates on its axis, but then how come we are unable to observe this fact, and the next fact makes it very clear, and the fact is surely moon rotates on to its axis but the speed of its rotation and revolving around the planet is almost same, that is 27 days it takes to rotate and approximately it takes 30 days to revolve around our planet, that makes it very close so standing at a point on earth we are able to see the same phase again and again. This shatters my dream of trying to see the sixth angle confirming the fact that I might have developed the sixth sense but I would never be able to know the sixth angle of any entity.
All my research pondering my wisdom just to confirm the fact, convincing me time and again smothered with the thought that I know “you”. Not only this without the help of the reflection produced by a mirror can we be sure about our own thoughts and actions that to also the mirror only reflect back the outer surface of the projected things.
Before I conclude this write-up my fellow readers must be wondering that rather solving few doubts probably this article presented lot many unsolved questions and one of the foremost uncertainty it foretell is should we never try to know people around us in the entirety.
Celestial bodies and space still has innumerable secrets, which may not present answer to lot many doubts about them but on another tangent what they cannot present, they give us the clue to understand the world, and one of them is sometimes leaving few things unknown about our near and dear ones makes life a lot easy. Sometime a no reply or a mystery is better than a reply. Imperfection always pushes you to bring out perfection, till it has not been found out, and on the way to find it we come across lot many surprising findings.

An Old Oak Tree

The patch clearly visible...even from a distant memory
The shade and the seating place....My inseparable part,
People laughed, they stared.......
But couldn’t isolate me from my friend,
The tree understood everything I said, dropped few leaves, as to show
its acknowledgment,
Branches came together to shelter me...they waved, even when there was no wind,
I used to sit and some time take a refreshing nap....it has no words
to tell me...but I knew, I was understood,
People and their saying could never distract us...we were friends forever...

Years passed, a part of the tree collapsed, but my presence was never
being snubbed, I was never being deprived of the relentless love and
affection...and a promise for future...

I changed, more naturally I was forced to change, and a change your
near-dear ones search in you, Courteous, happiness, laughter, liking
of the most insignificant matter and taking interest in others’ ...yes
I changed
In my reminiscence the Oak tree was still there as I left it....my
visits became scarce.....I came to know the tree is no more, I ignore
to the fact that at least a homage is all I could do...

My coated happiness started diminishing, as it cannot last long,
The turmoil of my emotions pushed me on to the same path,
the patch still clearly visible,
But my friend was missing..... I sat there; spoke about my suffering,
the land beneath me soaked the tear drops
I knew my friend is no more to listen and give me,
My once cherished moments with him....I was about to make a move with
a heavy heart, my egocentricity nowhere to be seen....but felt a touch
as to say I am still there to listen to you,
I turned and there was this small sapling of the Oak tree..... I
instantly knew my friend didn’t leave me alone.................

By- Shashank Bhattacharya Sir (Sunbeam Lahartara)

Black or White

When I was in elementary school, I got into a major argument with a boy in my class. I have forgotten what the argument was about, but I have never forgotten the lesson I learned that day.
I was convinced that “I” was right and “he” was wrong – and he was just as convinced that “I” was wrong and “he” was right. The teacher decided to teach us a very important lesson.
She brought us up to the front of the class and placed him on one side of her desk and me on the other. In the middle of her desk was a large, round object. I could clearly see that it was black. She asked the boy what color the object was. “White,” he answered.
I couldn’t believe he said the object was white, when it was obviously black! Another argument started between my classmate and me, this time about the color of the object.
The teacher told me to go stand where the boy was standing and told him to come stand where I had been. We changed places, and now she asked me what the color of the object was. I had to answer, “White.”
It was an object with two differently colored sides, and from his viewpoint it was white. Only from my side it was black.

Sometimes we need to look at the problem from the other person’s view in order to truly understand his/her perspective.

By – Manju Ma’am…  Sunbeam Varuna