Real Life Stories
Our education system has become a race. A race amongst all sorts of participants. Fast and slow, bright and dumb.
And it’s not always the fast or bright who get to win this race. Like in the old Aesopian fable about a race between a hare and a tortoise.
"The institution of the Caliphate was thereafter inactive for almost a century. Then on June 29, 2014, the internationally unrecognized Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) declared a new Caliphate, naming Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the new Caliph."
"Who's he?" asked Josh.
"He is nicknamed The Invisible Sheikh," answered Rosh.
Little Josh discusses global water crisis and solutions like funding, cutting water usage, reducing leakages, desalination, nanotechnology & sustainability etc.
Malika Pukhraj's iconic rendition of Hafeez Jalandhari's urdu nazm ‘Abhi Toh Main Jawaan Hun’ made them both legends in Indian sub-continent.
"The US National Institute on Drug Abuse says that ultimately you get small balls because your body is so worried about making muscles, it forgets about your nuts."
"So you get these huge muscles, but a TINY little package. Which will probably make the girls just laugh at you instead of being impressed."
"Pa, we could have our own chooks if we didn't eat these eggs," said Josh.
"Well, actually we can't," said Rosh, "because these eggs we buy from the supermarket are not fertilized. Chooks can hatch only from fertilized eggs."
The sun had vanished. Rosh sat alone in the dark conservatory. Finally, he could bear it no more. A solitary tear rolled down his cheeks.
As if on cue, the dark clouds opened their hearts and wept with pain all night.
"Really?" Josh was discovering a whole new world, "Do birds have no dicks at all?"
"Some birds have them," answered Rosh, "and they use them too. Males of ostriches, cassowaries, kiwi, geese, and some species of swans and ducks, do not use cloaca for reproduction. They have a phallus."
"It is easy to criticize cannibalism in retrospect."
"With filled tummies, and from the safety of a detached moral, social or religious high ground."
"I am however, not convinced that any rational being would not have taken the route he took."
"Why are some eggs white, Pa", Josh asked, "while others are colored?"
"The hen's breed determines the colour of its eggshell," Rosh answered, "Hens with white feathers and ear lobes are said to lay white eggs, while hens with red feathers and ear lobes said to lay brown eggs."
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