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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The next 90 days – 3 areas of focus for better exam preparation

Introduction: This is the season of exam preparations in terms of syllabus completion, planning for the pre–boards and then boards. Here are some tips to work with during this season. The most important aspect of exam preparation is confidence. This comes from preparedness which comes from clarity of concepts and…

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Traf-fix – an emotional fix to the traffic problem

Traffic, Traffic everywhere: A very common source of irritation to Bangaloreans is the omnipresent traffic jams. Being one of the contributors to these traffic woes, I started to think of a solution. What are the ways to solve the problem of long hours of waiting and mindless quarrels on the…

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Home Schooling – To do or not to do!

Introduction Over the last year at NumberNagar®, we have had parents enquiring whether Home-Schooling is a better option for their child. This question has become common with the new generation of parents wishing to give their children better learning opportunities. Since 3 out of 10 parents have started asking about…

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An Awakening Call towards the state of Digital Literacy and Online Safety of our Children

Introduction In today’s connected world, the awareness of online safety is very important to keep ourselves safe online. This is even more important for minors with their gullible minds and ever-trusting attitude. As part of the research team at AIM Foundation, about 7 to 8 months ago,Parimita and I started…

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Crackers for Deepavali: To burst or not to burst?

My childhood experience: Over the last week, there has been some heated discussion within my circle of friends and family. This has been around the habit of bursting crackers for Deepavali. As a kid, my fascination with crackers was at its peak. My brothers and I would eagerly wait for…

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6 parenting tips to develop a healthy routine for your child

Creative thinking is believed to be a random process, reality is – it requires a routine. Need for structure: As students gear up for their exams, they often realize that they are running out of time. This essentially means that they have too much to study in too little time.…

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