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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NumberNagar Dialogue Series – On Reducing Stress and Increasing Energy Level in Children

Introduction As parents / teachers / facilitators, we are observing that the stress level in children is on the rise. At the same, time, we also observe that the energy level in children is going down. In the first part of the NumberNagar Dialogue Series, I talk to Sushma, who…

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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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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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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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