Tickling the brain: I recently read this book – What if the Earth stopped spinning and 24 other mysteries by Roopa Pai. I am currently reading Imperial Earth by Arthur C Clarke. Both these books have evoked a fresh sense of intrigue in me. My curiosity is heightened beyond its…View More Nurturing curiosity through questions
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…View More NumberNagar® Dialogue Series – On Bringing Fluency in Spoken English 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…View More NumberNagar Dialogue Series – On Creativity in Children
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…View More Glimpse of the Eclipse – a Meaningful Learning Experience – Part 2
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”.…View More Celebrating NumberNagar® – The story
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…View More Crackers for Deepavali: To burst or not to burst?
Have you ever wondered why we do the things we do in life? Introspection: As a kid and even as an adult, this question always disturbed me. Why am I curious to know things? Why do I need logical closure to the questions in my mind? Why do I long…View More Multiple Intelligence – In retrospect
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