Blockheads: A New Way of Change?

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing, you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things.
 Rob Siltanen

For a long time, I have refrained from using this typical template of text preceded by a motivational quote, but couldn’t help it this time. Upon reading this entire post, you’ll realise, I somehow tweaked something to, give your eyes some added strain. If you think this is a philosophical rant, then you’ll be a bit disappointed. Otherwise? Well, go ahead and give it a good read.

One of the good things that came out of my School life was the fact that we used to have these Life Skills workshops from grade 7 to grade 12. ‘Life Skills’ doesn’t sound like a very encouraging set of words to teenagers who’re dealing with emotional and biological changes and the last thing they need is, to be told how to live their life by an unknown professional. But, our first workshop occurred and we were all amazed. Instead of the ‘Gyaan’, this unknown professional was showing us movies like ‘Emperor’s Club’, ‘It’s a wonderful life’ and ‘The Ultimate Gift’, engaging us in fun activities and basically let us be our truer selves for a day. This unknown professional is a wonderful man and he believes in the misfits, the rebels and the ability of students to lead the change. His name being Rohit Kumar, he has also authored a book, “Tales from the Jail”, which is based on his experiences in Tihar as an inmate reformist counsellor.

Recently, he started writing web-strips based on issues that deal with the society and affect us all as individuals. Through subtle humour, he is trying to opine through a different medium. Satirical in nature, his web-strips are called Blockheads. What makes these different from the others is that instead of just making you laugh, in the simple sketch work and words, there is a very poignant message that is being conveyed. Having read them again and again, all I could make out was, to try to get out of your normal self, your comfort zone and go out and see life. Appreciate good things and frame and voice out opinions against the unjust things. We’ve seen revolutions come and go. Each one has faded in its own essence. But one thing that still inspires people to pick up a cause and fight for it, is the ‘need’ for change. Rohit Sir, in the best of his ability, is trying to make his effort. Please give them a look and feel free to message him (https://www.facebook.com/writerohit)  to help him contribute to the society in your own little ways.

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The Strain in the Eye: ^__^

^___^ .ɘʇil ni ob oƚ ƨǫniʜƚ ɿɘƚƚɘd ɘvɒʜ uoY. 🙂

 

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