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Old December 2nd, 2017, 09:06 AM
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Some Good News! I have become UpaShastri

Hi folks,

I have some good news to share. I have been studying Sanskrit, Latin and Greek. Just now I got news that I cleared my Upashastri exam in Sanskrit, with distinction. I had to write a total of 16 papers to reach here. It means that the Govt of India has in its wisdom certified that I am eligible to teach Sanskrit in schools and junior colleges.

I know for a lot of you this has no meaning, but for me it means a lot. It is a step in realizing a long cherished dream of being a linguist. From this point on, next is Shastri (32 papers), Acharya (24 papers). Wov!! Acharya Shring - that has a lot of zing!!!

I pray to God that I am able to do that hopefully over the next 5 years. Life can be so uncertain - anything can happen to put you off - sickness, death, job loss, financial issues, etc. So I pray I can succeed.

Thanks to all who encouraged me

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Old December 2nd, 2017, 11:23 AM
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Wonderful ! and Congratulations !!

Hope you have good health and motivation to complete your target.
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Old December 2nd, 2017, 11:26 AM
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Congrats Shring pai. So, your next story is going to be in Sanskrit. Nah-- But you could post in Sanskrit once in a while.

Now, it is possible to start a thread directly in crowning glory??
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Old December 2nd, 2017, 11:36 AM
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Old December 3rd, 2017, 01:19 PM
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72 papers in all for becoming an Acharya. That is tougher than many professional certifications commonly used in Cybercoolie world.
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Congratulations Shring! My best wishes for becoming an Acharya!
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Congratulations Shring. Great job! All the best for your next target.
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That is so good to hear! Congratulations!
Your father and your grandfather will be so proud of you.
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Old December 4th, 2017, 07:24 AM
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After UpaShastri I'm sure you will become NdaShastri too.
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Is there a financial or social benefit to this certification?
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Is there a financial or social benefit to this certification?
Yes, he can teach. Congrats Shrimgaru pai
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After UpaShastri I'm sure you will become NdaShastri too.
You are a downashastri!
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You are a downashastri!
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Re: Some Good News! I have become UpaShastri

Thanks folks.

I am right now taking an offbeat step. I should be studying for Shastri exam, but I am taking a break. What has happened is that to popularize Sanskrit they have dumbed down the course. So I am taking books used around 1890s and various study materials (thanks Google for digitization initiative). I am hiring a knowledgeable person with whom I would go through the course privately. (In 1890, the papers were really tough man.) After that I will rejoin the main stream, I don't know whether what I am doing is right or not. Only time will tell.

I have found two ladies to help me with this. One stays near my house (walking distance) and is an Acharya. She has agreed to help me at a nominal cost. The other is super duper great. Sanskrit was the mother tongue and spoken in her father's house (before marriage). She has agreed to teach me free of cost. But she stays at a bit of a distance from my house.

I have a dream. I would like to study at the great universities like MS Baroda or Kanchi Vidhyapeeth. That is not possible as I am in Mumbai - unless I get an occupation I can do from wherever I want. I was thinking of an internet business. Any ideas for such a business? All ideas are welcome
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^^
If you are a finance wiz, you could do internet trading.

BTW, are there oral exams too. Speaking out Sanskrit sentences could be tough.
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