Habit – the bit that remains As the current year approaches the end and a New Year begins with great hopes, it also brings along with it a shortened deadline (45 to 60 days) for the Final Exam. The beauty of life is in balance, on one hand we want…View More Studying effectively for exams with the right habits
The scientist in me dissects every aspect of life and makes it easy for me to understand the nature around me. Like Richard Feynman said, the beauty on the surface is available for everyone but the beauty that a scientist sees is deeper and additive. I was listening to A…View More The science in the miracle of nature!
Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration – Thomas Alva Edison I have always wondered why I like the things that I like or why am I the way I am? When I meditate on this idea in solitude, I hit upon the thought that I am what I am…View More Life – a wellspring of inspiration
Movie buff that I am, I always look for inspirational stories that make me think about my life choices. Be it Marvel’s Avengers for technology that could change class room teaching in the near future, or great biographies that tell us how holding on to what you believe makes all…View More Am I mad enough?
One of my sister’s professors strongly propounds that there is a very thin line between finishing a job and completing it. I agree with him. My observations in various professional environments over some time now have led me to believe the same thing. I think the reason we finish any…View More Are we making our children irresponsible?
In the era of ubiquitous technology intervention in every single field, what is the role of a teacher? How does a teacher keep herself relevant with the times?View More A letter to teachers-to-be
A quiet lounge at the Delhi airport, Terminal 2. I was strolling around waiting for GoAir to open their counters for check in. I was in a contemplative state. When the counters opened, I checked in and proceeded to the security check points. Here I had to remove my irrationality…View More The 22nd bead
It was a lazy Sunday morning. I woke up without the alarm screaming in my ears. The new habit of checking my mobile phone for time made me see the clock on the screen that showed 8:00 am. I had a video shoot at 10:00 am at office that day,…View More Living in a different time zone
The shloka “Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwaraha, Guru shakshaath parabrahma thasmai shree gurave namaha” summarises the position of the learned teacher in the life of a disciple. We have moved far from the system of a single Guru and his Gurukula to myriad schools with multiple teachers teaching…View More 4 Things that can Transform our Schools
Schools – the seats of knowledge and the sites of moulding future generations, need to address constantly, this question of what and how of teaching. Regarding the question of ‘what to teach’, there is a growing concern on the quantum of content that students are expected to consume in the…View More The WHAT and HOW of Teaching