My journey with Astronomy – Part 2

I continue here from my previous article. If you haven’t read that yet, please do. The science behind ಮಕರ ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ (Makara Sankranti): Indian traditions follow two approaches to the calendar – the sun-based ಸೌರಮಾನ (sauramaana) approach and the moon-based ಚಾಂದ್ರಮಾನ (chaandramaana) approach. The time measured using each approach is based…

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NumberNagar® Dialogue Series – On Making Mathematics the Way of Your Life

Introduction Mathematics is all around us, whether we see it or not. Mathematics is the gear and machinery which drives things we can see, feel, and touch, and things we can’t. We got a very good perspective on how to get command in Mathematics in our last article. While doing…

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NumberNagar® Dialogue Series – On Getting Command in Mathematics

Introduction When people ask me what’s the value of learning Mathematics if you are not going to apply in your job, I say Mathematics is all around you. If you understand Mathematics you can appreciate how nature works, how the celestial bodies work, and how everything we have created so…

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NumberNagar® Dialogue Series – On Bringing Fluency in Spoken English in Children

Introduction English is as good as my native language and I’m fluent in it. However, I was not always like this. My “mother-tongue” is Hindi. So, when I started getting into debates, elocution, and speeches during my school days, I had to translate the sentences from Hindi to English, many…

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NumberNagar Dialogue Series – On Creativity in Children

Introduction Creativity is a frequently discussed topic. We see a lot of creative people around us, musicians, writers, artists, poets, designers, photographers, journalists, and many such people, we generally associate creativity with. What if, the purview of creativity is much wider than these personas? What if creativity plays a major…

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Glimpse of the Eclipse – a Meaningful Learning Experience – Part 2

Preparation for the much-awaited event: We were pretty excited about the eclipse viewing event plans. As expected, the morning of 26 Dec 2019 was misty and cloudy. The eagerness to witness the annular solar eclipse was so high that I was willing to take a chance. The idea was to…

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Glimpse of the Eclipse – a Meaningful Learning Experience – Part 1

Annular Solar Eclipse: On 26 December 2019, the people of Bengaluru are in for a celestial treat – the annular solar eclipse. This is the eclipse of the sun. It happens when the moon while travelling around the earth, gets aligned between the sun and the earth. Shadow of the…

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Magnificently Empirical – Making Meaningful Measurements

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” Isaac Newton Introduction: Over the last 490 days, I have been creating an interesting daily knowledge titbit called “Standing on the shoulders of giants”. The title is inspired by the words of Sir Isaac…

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