But, is it really that big of a problem? Even if it is, how do we deal with it? In the words of our former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, “Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success”.
The ban was incontrovertibly the right decision, but as I thought of the plight of the people who depended on the sale of crackers in order to earn their livelihood, I wondered if it was right to have implemented this rule just six days prior to the festival.
Steve Jobs’ knowledge of calligraphy and the serif and sans serif types led him to create the fonts used worldwide today. Art psychotherapy is another such field, the lovechild of medicine, art, and psychology.
Students also get to meet eminent professors, scientists and Nobel laureates while also being made eligible for fellowships, scholarships and financial assistance on projects. Many even take part in student-exchance and internship programmes with the world's best universities including MIT and Harvard.
The higher we are on the academic ladder, the harder it gets to give time to things like reading, writing, painting and dancing. Textbooks replace fiction and many lose out on sleep in a rush to do everything.