I asked my kindergarten going brother, randomly a few questions.
Out of which a question was ‘How are you ?’
He said firmly, ‘Fine, Thank You’ without a blink.
അങ്ങനെ വെച്ചാൽ എന്താ? , I asked him next in our mother tongue, malayalam.
(Translation: What does that mean? )
He replied again innocently, much slower this time,
‘Fine , Thank You… it is…’
It took me a while to make him understand my question.
But he didn’t have an answer to it. He kept mum but kept looking at me with a smile and tongue out.
I call this the very fundamental problem with our Indian education system.