I don't mind working in hotel or any other work as the situation demand and it is respectful. Instead of doing antisocial job it is far better to work in hotel or as security and now days cleaner for mall etc. I give my full respect to our HRD minister that she did not feel shy to work to earn her daily need.
yes we agree there was nothing wrong, in fact what she did to eke out a living while she was attempting to become an actress was indeed laudable. There is nothing to be ashamed of but the matter stops there. This experience does nott add up to her CV to become a HRD minister of cabinet rank. I dare say that our politicians are playing havoc with the education system and its curriculum, first by the highly educated Kapil Sibal who had a convoluted view of education system and now Smriti Irani. I beg of the PM, please try and identify a true and dedicated HRD minister, not one who tries to impose his/her whims and fancies on the poor youth. Let me tell everyone who is interested in listening to us that what is happening in India is an egregious blunder.
Re: dignity of labour and HRD
by Vasu Venkataramania on Aug 04, 2015 10:01 AM
I agree. One must laud her for her tenacity and doing odd jobs to sustain her on her mission to ascend to the top of the acting world. But now she is HRD Minister. Those two matters are not connected. Bottom line is she does not know her job and trying to bulldoze over eminent educationists. She should learn her job first.
Re: Re: dignity of labour and HRD
by on Aug 04, 2015 10:22 AM
thank you for agreeing with me. i am distressed with these politicians playing dirty even with education. i am sorry to say this but Smriti Irani is not qualified to be HRD minister by any yard stick
As a school student aged about 14 years I attended two camps organised by Auxiliary Cadet Corps. At the camps we were given training of parade etc in the afternoon. In the morning hours we were digging earth to cover a portion of a road from a village to a road bridge at Pallahara in Burdwan District of West Bengal. Many villagers were thinking that we were poor children doing the job to earn our living and passed comments. However, we were actually learning about dignity of labor. This job of an untrained laborer taught me the dignity of labor that helped me to respect any person doing any job honestly to earn a livelihood. I think, our leaders like Members of Parliament are also given the training of undertaking some sort of menial job to learn dignity of labor.
Our leaders like Kamath are a bunch of hypocrites with backdated ideologies - many of the children from middle class \'status\' conscious families do the same job when they go abroad for higher studies and it is accepted with some pride !! But back in India, they and their families would hate such jobs.
It's not just about Kamat, 99.99% of Indians have the same thinking, but will not admit it publicly. If you ask Smriti Irani if she would allow her teen-aged daughter to work in a restaurant, everyone is well aware what her answer would be :-) To put it in simple words, the job that fed a person while his / her time was "bad" would start looking to be a menial job when the same person's time is "good" :-)
Re: Ground Reality
by bakchod on Aug 04, 2015 08:27 AM
You are wrong about 99.99%. I think it would be around 50%.
When I was a student in the US for my masters degree, I too worked at a McDonalds, a bookstore, a library as part time jobs. While I have a great job today, I don't look at those jobs as menial. I am proud of it. And sometimes I look back fondly at those times.
Re: Re: Ground Reality
by Ajit Kamble on Aug 04, 2015 10:06 AM
My comment is about Indians working in restaurants located in India :-) Forget the number 99.99%, but my intention was to convey that most of us are the same.