Friday, April 29, 2016

#MyInternTheory Presentation

As I explained my first day as a lecturer, here I would like to throw some light on some moments wherein I had to prepare my students for a presentation and I had just a month to do the same. It was during my internship where the principal wanted each class to make a presentation on the environment and put forward some ideas before Mr. Abdul Kalam who was the main guest for the program. It was a tough moment for me and my students as Mr. Kalam would be choosing one of the best ideas and announcing a prize as well. Since I was the only intern, I had to prove myself and make my students as well proud.

I started working with my students and we kept checking out newspapers, books and magazines and collecting all the topics about the topic. We were around 7 who were working together and my students were very cooperative. They waited after college too and worked on this presentation. We collected the finest details we could and made notes of it. I had a book wherein we stuck pictures and topics that spoke about the environment. We had some black and white pictures too to present that day. It took us three weeks to get everything we needed, right from the speeches of some environmental analysts to magazine cut outs and a graph that we had to explain during the presentation. We finally prepared a 10-minute long presentation. We decided to have a skit too to present the ideas and motive of the presentation and the principal did not mind the same. After a week-long rehearsal, we were prepared completely for the day and I gave my students the confidence and motivation so that they don't fumble on the stage.

When the day finally came, I was biting my nails in nervousness and hoping that everything goes well. My students presented the ideas as we had planned and Mr. Kalam was very happy hearing our thoughts. The smile on his face made me take a sigh of relief that atleast we managed to make him happy and my principal too was clapping at the end of the presentation.

We did not win the first prize but received the second prize and it was really meaningful to me to get a prize from Mr. Kalam's hands. Being an intern, there couldn't have been a greater moment for me than this one.

I’m sharing my first internship experience for the #MyInternTheory activity at BlogAdda in association with Intern Theory.

#MyInternTheory My first class

When I passed my final exams of B.A., there were very few companies who had openings and I was without a job after my graduation. I was an orphan and for me, it was very important to find a good job and it was then my professor came as a savior and offered me a job in the college itself. It was a lecturer's post and I grabbed the opportunity immediately. I proudly came home and told my sister about my first job and she was so proud of me. It was the first time I was actually working and it would earn me money atleast for 2 meals a day. My salary was just Rs. 1500 but it was more than enough for me to manage my expenses.

On the first day, I was introduced to the principal of my college as a lecturer. It was not that my principal did not know about me but instead of a student, I was a part of the faculty now. I was then taken by the principal to my class room and as usual, all the students were busy chit chatting before we entered and after we entered, there was pin-drop silence in the class room. The principal said that Mr. Richard will be your new professor and the students were stunned to hear that. Many students knew me while I was studying there and I felt awkward to be introduced as a lecturer. I thought that they might either pull my leg or misbehave in my class but it was not the case. The students were really obidient and as I started my lecture, they motivated me to continue my class. I started with the first chapter and was nervous as the principal and two more lecturers were sitting at the back and listening to how I take my class. It all went well and I asked the students to share their opinions on the subject and the chapter and many did answer correctly that made me proud. At the end of the lecture, the principal congratulated me of handling the lecture with ease and he gave me a good grade as well.

It was my first day as an intern and from this day, I realized that teaching was the best job for me. I started loving my job and my students gave me immense respect and honor. A student-teacher relationship is very important and valuable and that day I realized that.

I’m sharing my first internship experience for the #MyInternTheory activity at BlogAdda in association with Intern Theory.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites

I bought this product "McCain Chilli Garlic Potato Bites" from a nearby grocery store recently as my friend had recommended me to buy it claiming that it has a wonderful taste and it can be cooked within few minutes. I then bought it even though it was pretty expensive compared to other ready-to-cook food products I purchase regularly. I tried cooking it the same day and while cooking it, I noticed that it soaked all the oil I had added while cooking. I felt it might not be healthy enough to be consumed by the kids and hence decided to eat it by myself. I tasted it with chilly sauce and it's taste was really good. It was a bit spicy as it contains chillies and as I kept eating it, I noticed that my stomach started aching a bit and the oil content made the food undigestable for me. I couldn't even complete eating the bites and had to keep the remaining bites in the fridge. I had already given up on other ready-to-eat meals but I thought McCain might offer me a better product. I used to watch their ads and the bites too looked perfect as a meal but with regards to the oil it soaks, it makes this food absolutly unhealthy to consume and it's not good for kids at all. I hope McCain can make some changes in the food products they sell and make it healthy for kids to consume.

Subway Diet Review

My friend asked me to try the new Subway diet meal and told me that the Subway diet meal is made of a 6-inch turkey sub and a veggie sub which is preferable by both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The food of Subway is a meal that contains no oil, no cheese and is introduced for people who are having weight problems to enjoy their favorite meal which is fat free. I then started following the Subway diet and managed to reduce about 2 kgs in the first week which was a big achievement.

I love Subway’s non-vegetarian food more and I have started eating the Subway diet meal which has helped me in controlling my weight. It helps me to manage my diet and the food I am eating is healthy and tasty as well even though there is no cheese and oil in the food. I have recommended this diet food of Subway to my other friends as it is the best way to reduce weight. I have managed to lose about 5 kgs within a month which was the best result for me till date.