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We share learnings from movie 3 Idiots

3 Idiots, the movie triggered a conversation about academic pressure and other relevant issues in our society. Let's take a look at what team Teentalk learnt from it...

We at Teentalk India are all big fans of the movie 3 Idiots simply because it touches upon issues that we have all faced at some point in our lives and oh-so firmly believe in.

The movie talks about academic pressure, importance of friendships, parental-expectations, it talks about choosing the right career, the grade system and the importance of self-belief.

These are all very relatable issues that most of us have faced at different times in our lives. So we thought it would be interesting to find out what each of the Teentalk team members had to say about their take away from the movie.

Let’s find out what each team member had to say…

Kshitija Sawant, Counselling Psychologist

Teentalk’s counselling psychologist Kshitija says that she loved the part in 3 Idiots where Farhan finally gathers the courage to tell his parents about his dream profession. And how eventually they see his point and allow him to be a Photographer.

It’s not easy to put your foot down and take a decision for yourself. It’s not always easy to convince your parents to see your point either but if you honestly reach out to them, put forth your career aspirations and work hard at it, then it won’t be as difficult.   

“It takes courage to follow your passion but do it anyway”, Kshitija says is her learning from the film.

Krutika Kondgekar, Team Co-ordinator

Teentalk’s team co-ordinator Krutika says her favourite part of the movie is the speech by Chatur 'Silencer' Ramalingam. Not only is that part of the film funny but it also makes a very valid point about learning without understanding. 

Rote learning and memorizing the syllabus without understanding the meaning is something that our Indian education system is centred around. Unfortunately that’s why people who can blindly memorize end up scoring more marks and are thought to be intelligent compared to those who can’t; even if they understand concepts better.

“Study and acquire education to gain knowledge, not to score marks.” Krutika says is her take away from the film.

Nishtha Juneja, Content Writer

Nishtha, Teentalk’s very own content writer took inspiration from the scene in the film where Raju Rastogi finally learns to believe in himself and tells his interviewers that he will not trade his attitude for a job.

Raju is first shown as a weak character who gives in to his fears and attempts suicide but with support from friends and self-introspection he is able to dump his fears and move ahead confidently.

“Rising above your fears and having self-belief” is Nishtha’s learning from 3 Idiots.

Khubi Amin Ahmed, Content Editor

Our content editor Khubi says she loved the scene where Rancho tells Dr. Viru Sahastrabuddhe (Virus) how the grades and rank system is a bad judge of intelligence and bets on Virus’s moustache about his friends success.

Education and intelligence are not about ranks or grades, neither is it about degrees. If degrees and report cards were a measure of success then there would be no Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerbergs in the world and there would be no computers and iPods.

“Chase excellence and knowledge and success will follow” is Khubi’s takeaway from the film.   

Picture Credit: bemyaficionado.com, jaysonchristinejoy.blogspot.in and google.com 

If you are having a tough time dealing with academic pressure, you can reach out to us for guidance. Leave a comment below or get in touch with the counselor at expert@teentalkindia.com

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What kind of intelligence do you have? Find out!

Everyone is intelligent in their own way. Let's find out what is your kind of intelligence...
Nishtha JunejaTeentalkindia Content Writer

The traditional Indian education system unfortunately regards only academic success, better grades, mathematical and scientific intelligence as a measure of intelligence. This makes the other types of intelligence take a back seat and makes it difficult for people with the other kinds of intelligence to be successful.

Contrary to the belief however, intelligence is not an exclusive trait. Each one of us is our own kind of intelligent. It’s not about how intelligent you are. It’s about what you are intelligent at, that really counts.

So when it comes to making a career choice, the important thing is to know what kind of intelligence you have and work towards that to achieve success. For example; can you imagine if Sachin Tendulkar’s father had forced him to become a doctor or an engineer? What good would that be to him or Indian cricket?

Confirming the above is a Psychological theory by renowned Psychologist; Howard Gardener who pioneered the concept of ‘Multiple Intelligence’. He devised a theory where he proposed 9 types of intelligence (competencies).

Let’s try and find out which of the 9 types of intelligence is dominant in you….

  1. Verbal-linguistic intelligence

This kind of intelligence refers to well-developed verbal skills, including written and oral communication.

Related careers

Journalists, editors, PR and media consultants, trainers, lawyers, writers, voice over artists, TV and radio presenters, teachers, professors, speakers, translators.

  1. Logical-mathematical intelligence

This kind of intelligence is the ability to think logically and in terms of numerical patterns as well as reason scientifically.

Related careers

Analysts, bankers, researchers, scientists, accountants, computer programmers, engineers, statisticians, traders, insurance brokers.

  1. Spatial-visual intelligence

The capacity to think in terms of images and pictures, to visualize accurately and abstractly all define this kind of intelligence.

Related careers

Architects, artists, graphic designers, landscape architects, photographers, sculptors, city-planners, engineers, inventors.

Our in-house Psychologist Kshitija Sawant agrees, “Knowing your weaknesses and strengths can help you become a self-aware and a confident human being. It is also important to realize that every individual is different and has a unique potential and preference for learning different things” she says.


  1. Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence

This nature of intelligence refers to the ability to control one’s body movements and to handle objects skillfully.

Related careers

Athletes, nurses, dancers, anthropologists, geologists, biologists, physiotherapists, sign-language interpreters.

  1. Musical intelligence

Musical intelligence refers to the ability to produce and appreciate notes, tunes, rhythm, pitch and timber.

Related careers

DJ’s, entertainers, composers, music producers, singers, musicians, instrument players, sound engineers.

  1. Interpersonal intelligence

This refers to the capacity of a person to respond to the moods, motivations and desires of others in an appropriate manner.

Related careers

HR professionals, psychologists, counselors, educators, politicians, caregivers, advertising professionals, teachers, therapists, trainers, doctors (health care providers), caregivers.

  1. Intrapersonal intelligence

This kind of intelligence refers to the capacity of a person to be self-aware and tune into your inner feelings, values, beliefs and thinking processes.

Related careers

Psychologists, life coaches, spiritual masters, motivational speakers

  1. Naturalist intelligence

This one caters to the ability to recognize and categorize plants, animals and other objects in nature.

Related careers

Biologists, zoologists, forest officials.

  1. Existential intelligence

This refers to the sensitivity to tackle deep questions about human existence such as, “What is the meaning of life?”, “Why do we die?”, “How do we get here?”

Related careers

Religious priests, spiritual masters etc.


If you are having a tough time finding your kind of intelligence and dealing with academic pressure, you can reach out to us for guidance. Leave a comment below or get in touch with the counselor at expert@teentalkindia.com

If you have a story to share,Click Here

If you have a query,Click Here.

You can also chat with the counsellor by clicking on Teentalk Expert Chat.


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