Thursday, November 01, 2012

CV of an average Indian

After a year of Pre-University in BJB College, Bhubaneswar, I joined Regional College of Education (now RIE, Bhubaneswar) run by NCERT for a Four year Integrated B.Sc.B.Ed course with Botany honours and Agriculture as vocational education, besides Statistics. It was really an integral atmosphere with students from all the Eastern States including undivided Bihar and teachers from all over the country. The library was a blessing which exposed me to a wide range of journals catering to diverse interests.

After one year as a science teacher in the same school in my village in which I had my schooling, I joined Punjab National Bank at Sundargarh as Agricultural clerk. The professional CAIIB exam gave the opportunity to study alien subjects like Commercial Law, Economic Geography, and Accountancy etc. apart from Management lessons imparted through in-house training. After 23 years in various capacities, I opted for VRS in Y2K and then these 12 years steering the SELF has been life-altering.

Since my schooling was in the Odia medium, grappling with English remains a stumbling block to this day. Further, dabbling in philosophy with the kind of educational background I have, would also seem hilarious. Nevertheless, whatever has been possible, thanks to Google and The Mother's Grace, is squarely amazing as well as humbling. [TNM55] Posted by Tusar N. Mohapatra at 10:44 PM Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Location: Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

On 12/22/05, Tusar N. Mohapatra wrote:
Thanks for the kind enquiry. I was a science student and served a commercial bank but with an abiding interest in the arts and humanities. VRS from PNB five years back has offered me the opportunity to focus on Philosophy in general and Sri Aurobindo in particular. Searching for the meaning of life is normal for every individual and I am no exception. Now that the evolution debate is hotting up, we all would be forced to probe deeper. Fraternally, Musepaper [TNM55]

Tusar N. Mohapatra 6th among 3 brothers & 4 sisters born to Lakshmi and Chintamani (then, a teacher at Christ Collegiate SchoolCuttack, Odisha).

It is also no secret that my posts harbour ample ambivalence and incoherence which I attribute to my modest education, average intelligence, and limited memory. This, obviously, is normal of human condition and finitude as theoretical finality has not been achieved in any sphere of knowledge, as of yet. Interrogating the teachings as percolated through my own course of life and permeated into the intellectual itinerary, therefore, has been a priority rather than an anodyne parroting pastime. Posted by Tusar N. Mohapatra at 6:28 PM Friday, January 27, 2012 Location: Shipra Riviera Indirapuram

The methodological quandary has been a constant companion of man since millennia and no possible remedy for it is in sight. Despite their exhaustive writings, The Mother & Sri Aurobindo – let’s face it – have not left behind some firm opinion on any specific topic. Posted by Tusar N. Mohapatra at 3:03 PM Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Location: Shipra Riviera, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India