It is time to think ‘alternative’

Lock-down as a trigger The lock-down and quarantined existence over the last few months has given us opportunities to re-evaluate our habits and life choices. I have been continuously reflecting and introspecting. I have re-evaluated many things – my daily routine, my work schedule, my eating habits, my socialising activities,…

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Student-Centric Education – is it just a myth?

Reflection As we continue to be in a suspended state of existence with small windows of social activity, I continue my contemplation on the state of education. I found something I had written a few years ago, which I thought is worth pondering. The term “student-centric education” is the most…

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What’s in a name?

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Introduction Despite the wide popularity of the Shakespeare quote regarding names, we associate specificity to names. Have you ever pondered on the stories behind names? Names of…

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Let us build a village

“It takes a village to raise a child.” African proverb Churning thoughts The current situation, when schools are encouraging online learning, has kept me thinking and this article is the result of my pondering over learning in general and alternative learning spaces in particular. With our primary focus on R…

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Create memories with your children during this lock-down

Commotion at home: As the COVID19 crisis continues, the most common theme of discussion today is how to manage children at home? While some have figured it out, others are taking all the help they can get, some others are frustrated by the situation. Now that everyone is a home-schooler,…

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Throwing Scientific Temper out of the window

“ಸೋರುತಿಹುದು ಮನೆಯ ಮಾಳಿಗಿ, ಅಜ್ಞಾನದಿಂದ… ಸೋರುತಿಹುದು ಮನೆಯ ಮಾಳಿಗಿ!” ಸಂತ ಶಿಶುನಾಳ ಶರೀಫ This is a Kannada folk song written by Santa Shishunala Sharifa in the mid 19th century when India experienced an epidemic of Bubonic plague. In the song, he advises people to be sensible about the disease. He shares insights on…

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Celebrating NumberNagar® – The story

Every end is a new beginning. Personal background: In the beginning of the new century, humankind was also contemplating the end of the world. Firstly, the Y2K bug threatened the end of the IT world. Then, there was a widespread belief that “the world would end on 22 Dec 2012”.…

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