“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…View More What’s in a name?
I continue here from my previous articles. If you haven’t read them yet, please do so here in Part 1 and Part 2. The power of periodicity: There is a day every month that the Indians offer their prayers to their ancestors or the departed which is on the New…View More My journey with Astronomy – Part 3
I continue here from my previous article. If you haven’t read that yet, please do. The science behind ಮಕರ ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ (Makara Sankranti): Indian traditions follow two approaches to the calendar – the sun-based ಸೌರಮಾನ (sauramaana) approach and the moon-based ಚಾಂದ್ರಮಾನ (chaandramaana) approach. The time measured using each approach is based…View More My journey with Astronomy – Part 2
The fascination: Have you ever wondered that every time you step on the earth, there is a history of 5 billion years under your feet? The environment in which we live has been on earth in different conditions over the last 5 billion years. These were the exact thoughts I…View More My journey with Astronomy – Part 1
“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
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
Today learning is more challenging than ever. As the world becomes more digitally connected, we do not get to hear these so often. E.g.: Hey! how do yellow and blue make green? or how to build a tree house? Also, summer does not mean playing endless hours of old-school outdoor games…View More Let them play: strategies to motivate your child to learn