I may seem impatient. But before penning such messagges I do some home work. I did that. Then only I posted my message. Sir, you are a popular veteran in this forum. It would be nice not to form opinions about others. That's why I indulged in this small exercise. Kindly don't get me wrong though - I have had bitter arguments with many members here, including that member in question; but we should give credit where it is due without being judgemental.
I am addressing this to you because I also saw your response in some other thread which related to India's poor response in the field of education and your desire to address the issue by opening a separate thread.
Sir, let us grow out of just sharing web links comparing and contrasting our and other country achievements. Sir, let us build up a knowledge base in our forum.
Our forum boasts of 20500+ members and stalwarts in teaching, music, physics, chemistry, mathematics, astro-physics, medicine, computer software. molecular biology etc. We also know many of our young ones fail in english, science, mathematics, falter in music and dance, have no knowledge of balanced or good diet, fail in entrance tests of IIT/IIMs, bank recruitment tests, UPSC examinations, GRE tests etc.
Can the stalwarts/better than average members contribute about 30 minutes per week for the upliftment of our community (here community is all tamils/Indians as stated in the policy of our website) and open a knowledge series where they contribute in their select area of competence?
For eg. the teachers, professors etc. of say maths or physics can take a topic, explain the concept and solve problems;
the doctors, physicians etc can put up their write up and say what is the balanced or healthy diet say for Indian conditions; bust the myths regarding so many health issues arising out of ignorance
the members in the field of education can give some coaching tutorials to students appearing for UPSC exams, GRE/TOEFL tests and also give tips and hints etc.;
surely there is some theoretical thing in music or dance etc. and the experts in that field can share their knowledge;
the computer specialists can give their insight in their sphere of operations;
the above list is just indicative and there are very many fields which we can add here;
If 5% of our members contribute 30 minutes per week for a society of which they are members, it would amount to not less than 500 hours of knowledge to be assimilated, if one were to read all the knowledge
Do you think then that people will waste all their waking hours in this website trying to mastermind how our ancestors should have or should not have behaved in x fashion, or y fashion or z fashion?
The project may have a slow start and may move only a millimetre at the start, but it would surely a begining, is it not?
It is ironical that all most all the countries spend more than 50% of the national budget on education and health, and we do not even have a thread to cover such topics.
If I do not empower my son to play tennis or squash or badminton, he will continue to play marbles and there is no sense in my giving him a "kuttu" on his head for playing "goli"
P.S.: please do not tell me that all these things are available on the net. The caste discussions, which appears to be the back-bone of discussions on our forum, are also on the web.