Ping Volume 4 Issue 3

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I don't believe in hard punishment or in forcing someone to study. One must rather motivate students to enjoy the subject. They will eventually start learning and studying of their own free will. 6. Coming back to the shop, don't you get bored sitting at the same place throughout the day? Well, yes I do get bored occasionally, but I entertain myself by reading. I enjoy reading news, magazines and scientific books. I enjoy reading about inspiring people and other interesting incidents and current affairs. 7. What are the major challenges you face/faced? I could not do my B.Tech due to financial difficulties. I became a teacher when I was 20. Initially, English was a big challenge for me. I had studied in a Telugu medium school, and when I started my diploma it was very difficult for me. I must add that my college friends and seniors when I was studying, and the school officials where I taught, really helped me a lot in coping up and learning English. 8. What are other things that you would like to do? After both my children are done with their Boards, I’ll have more free time on my hands. As I said, I enjoy teaching. I would like to do my bit for society and teach children at orphanages. Eve­ ryone has the right to education. These kids too should be taught the importance of education and be given equal opportunities to study and excel. 9. A little more about yourself. Although we sell “outside” food, I don’t prefer it myself. Home food is so much more tastier. I don’t particularly enjoy watching movies, I just end up going once in a while with my family. 10. Some opinions on society Student mindsets are changing, and so is their behaviour towards their parents. Steps need to be taken so that they give due respect to their elders. Some teachers are prejudiced against boys and girls being friends. I feel society should be more open. Even I cannot go outside and work in my field due to the existing prejudices in society. I sometimes wish I was in a more open-minded environment. Education, these days, has become more about earning money and less about actually “learning” and enjoying the subject. Something must be done to change this. All in all, you’ll come to know that she’s a very friendly, trusting and helpful person. She's a favorite among her students and also popular among college students. From great financial hard­ ship, she has risen to a life of comfort through nothing but sheer hard work. Her progress in life is truly inspiring to all.

Mental Floss 1. In two decks of cards, what is the least amount of cards you must take to be guaranteed at least one four-of-a-kind? 2. There are twenty coins sitting on the table, ten are currently heads and ten are currently tails. You are sitting at the table with a blindfold and gloves on. You are able to feel where the coins are, but are unable to see or feel if they heads or tails. You must create two sets of coins. Each set must have the same number of heads and tails as the other group. You can only move or flip the coins, you are unable to determine their current state. How do you create two even groups of coins with the same number of heads and tails in each group?