Background I was part of a panel discussion on Education and E-learning yesterday. This was part of the Reboot Karnataka Virtual Conclave organised by Times of India. As part of my preparation for the conclave, I focused on education through a system of core values. This thinking was reinforced by…View More Core Values and COVID-19
“I never use the concepts I learned in school” I hear this statement often. In conversations with students, parents, friends, colleagues, public, even in memes. Generally, this statement is accompanied by a critique of the education system. How our education system is teaching us ‘useless concepts’ while it should be…View More Clarity of Concepts in School
‘Quoted’ conversation A few days ago, I had a discussion with my wife about where quotes come from. An innocuous enough topic turned into a profound analysis of what is education. My wife subscribes to a weekly online newsletter of an author; quotes was a topic in one of the…View More What is education?
The ubiquitous ‘e’ Most of us in the English-speaking world know that ‘e’ is the most used letter of the English language. If you do not believe me, try writing a sentence without the letter ‘e’ in it. You will succeed, but the difficulty you will face will prove my…View More E for Elegance
New dimensions of normalcy The global pandemic has driven the whole world to a new normal in all aspects of life. The phrase ‘new normal’ has become the buzz word, and well on the road to becoming a cliché. However, that is not the topic of discussion in this article.…View More The new normal
Sizing down As part of our ongoing ‘optimisation of operations’ initiative at NumberNagar®, we decided to downsize the real estate at our headquarters this year. Over the last couple of years, we had systematically optimised team size and organisation of roles. Now, it was high time to extend the same…View More Am I a minimalist?
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,…View More Create memories with your children during this lock-down
Coping with crisis: Owing to COVID19 crisis, we have gone through a few weeks of lock-down now and have a few more weeks ahead of us. We have had to establish a new order of things at our homes. Multiple generations of family members are at home all the time.…View More Ways to keep children engaged during the lock-down
A silver lining to a pandemic like Coronavirus? Coronavirus has been declared a pandemic by the WHO (World Health Organisation). As per WHO a pandemic is the worldwide spread of a new disease. This means every country, every state, and every citizen needs to play their part in checking Coronavirus…View More The Psychology behind forming Lifelong Habits
“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…View More Throwing Scientific Temper out of the window