If you are in your 20's or beyond, it is likely that your earliest learning at home began with colourful diagrams and pictures printed on paper, along with numbers and alphabets. That was our introduction to many day-to-day objects. And there would also be a long, pictorial list of conducts that make you the 'ideal child' or the 'adarsh balak'. Today, opening the box of childhood memory will also take you down the memory lane, whether or not you really became the adarsh one! ;)
But it is probably only us who are aware of why an adarsh balak guide even exists. Imagine a British citizen stumbling upon one such list, that too at a doctor's chamber! That's exactly what happened when British comedian Stephen Fry headed to the doctor's and discovered one in the surgery room. Who wants to learn codes of conduct at the OT? He posted a picture on Twitter. "Haven't managed to 'Pray Almighty' or 'Join NCC'," he confessed.
Looks like he soon also found a chart, guiding one on how NOT to be an adarsh balak! He also says he is rather close to the latter one.
We can safely assume that Stephen's doctor is an India. Hope he turned out to be an adarsh surgeon as well! ;)Read More