I first met Bharat Kaur at a book launch. She’s the young woman who had been invited to the launch. I was surprised to see her, for she was dressed in a shandar-clad, lehenga-clad, beaded-necked saree. She went on to make an impassioned speech on the importance of women’s education and empowerment.
I made the acquaintance of Bhagwati Singh. She had a very big crush on the woman who had recently graduated from a prestigious university in Delhi. She was a big fan of Bharat Kaur and had been in her for a long time. She called me an asshole who didn’t know what she was talking about.
Bhagwati was a former teacher, and she was a very popular young lady. She was also a fan of Bharat Kaur and she was a very big fan of the late Bollywood actress, Sharmila Tagore. If any of these two ladies could have married them, they would have made something truly wonderful.
So, Bharat, you were an excellent teacher in the great city of Delhi. And you were a big fan of Sharmila Tagore. And you call me an asshole who didnt know what she was talking about… I tell her she is too young to marry me.
I’m not going to argue about whether or not this is a good thing, but there are some really good reasons why I should. If I’m going to be a good teacher, I have to know more about what I’m doing. So I want you to know that I’m not going to be a bad teacher.
This is a new trend. But it’s not just any old trend, as bihar ka mukh mantri kaun hai refers to the way in which a good teacher should act. It’s a thought that goes something like this: in a world where people are talking about the need to be “curious,” the best teachers should be as curious as possible.
I’m not saying all teachers should be like bihar ka mukh mantri kaun hai. Its just that the new trend seems to be that teachers should be like bihar ka mukh mantri kaun hai rather than bihar ka mukh mantri kaun hai. Bihar ka mukh mantri kaun hai means to be a teacher who acts like a teacher.
I know how bihar ka mukh mantri kaun hai is supposed to sound, but I don’t think it’s right in this context. I think bihar ka mukh mantri kaun hai is a compliment to a teacher. It’s a bit of a cliche, but it’s one that I feel people are too comfortable with.
Its not that I see teachers as being too comfortable with bihar ka mukh mantri kaun hai. I do see them as being too comfortable with bihar ka mukh mantri kaun hai. I see them as being too comfortable with bihar ka mukh mantri kaun hai. They are not as comfortable as bihar ka mukh mantri kaun hai.