Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hi to all my students

Dear students,

I have been wanting to start this blog for a long time, as a way of keeping in touch with you. I shall post stuff here that I would have brought up in class or would have been discussing with you, if you were in touch with me.

I did try to start off a forum on Orkut called "Serious Journalism" but it didn't get anywhere; I don't know why. So I am starting off this blog, since some of my students who are clued in to the Internet said that would be a nice way to keep in touch with you all.

You all know how I have enjoyed your company and how I have been stimulated or, sometimes, even provoked by your questions. With me, you get what you see, and you see what you get. I've done that in real life and I propose to do that on my blog.

That is also indicated in the title I've chosen for my blog, "Against the Tide."

I read a fine blog called, "Life Rules", by one of my students, Gauri Gharpure, from the Dept. of Journalism and Communication, University of Pune. I am sure some of my other students must have also started blogs by now. But I am yet to know of them.

Warm regards,

Joe Pinto.

P.S.: Have I stuck to my own rule? Not more than 4-5 characters per word, and not more than 10 words per sentence?


Gauri Gharpure said...

Dear Sir,
Your blog would be a great tool to take your experience beyond the classroom, much to the benefit of ex-students like me.. Can you review and recommend some books for us to read, general reading and also specific--for editing, report writing, etc..

Joseph M. Pinto, Pune, India said...

Yes, Gauri, I'll put up a list with my comments.

veena said...

Hello Sir,
Thank you so much for starting something like this.
It will be a very nice way of keeping in touch with you, not only now but even when we pass out from Ranade.