A new post in the series – Satyam Shivam Sundaram A series featuring inspiring words from various sources, words that speak of timeless truths, words that remind me of the deeper and hidden truth behind surface events and phenomena, words that shine light when all seems dark, words that are just what I need –… Continue reading Do We Know We Aren’t Really Thinking?
My first post for this month of February 2015 was about two author interviews I did regarding my book on Indian National Education. It gives me a good feeling to see that the last post for this month is also about my book. About some good news about the book, including some positive endorsements and… Continue reading Good News: In Different Languages
Source Some months ago my husband got an idea to write a scholarly paper. In his professional career as an engineer-scientist-researcher he had obviously written many papers. But this time he wanted to write a paper in an entirely different area. In Social Sciences. Somewhere bordering the fields of Management and Organizational Studies. That’s not… Continue reading Family Project: Being the Second Fiddle
For readers’ comments on the previous version of this blog click HERE. Dear V, I am touched by the lovely card you sent me from across the seas. Thank you so much for your heart-felt words of love and gratitude. I am so happy that the work you started many years ago has finally come… Continue reading From the Teacher’s Desk
Sri Aurobindo once wrote: “The ﬁrst and lowest use of Art is the purely aesthetic, the second is the intellectual or educative, the third and highest the spiritual. By speaking of the aesthetic use as the lowest, we do not wish to imply that it is not of immense value to humanity, but simply… Continue reading Should Dance Educate? How?
To see readers’ comments, click HERE for the blog’s previous version. It is always a humbling and learning experience when we are asked to talk about ourselves and our work. Last couple of weeks saw me answering some interesting questions about myself, my book, some pesky issues related to Indian Education, my writing and some… Continue reading BLEW: On Blogging, Learning, Education & Writing (and a bit about NRIs & ex-NRIs too)
To see readers’ comments, please click HERE for the blog’s previous version. She is I. Or I am she. Whatever. No, it’s not a post about any deep philosophical question like Who Am I? This post is however still about me. And about a little book I wrote. ****** But first, let me tell you… Continue reading Book She Wrote
She taught me to read and write. She taught me to love. She taught me to live. She taught me to be me. My mother, who was a teacher to thousands of students, in her 35+years of teaching career, was my first teacher. She will always be my teacher and mentor, wherever she is. I… Continue reading For My Mother, My First Teacher
To read readers’ comments on the previous ‘blogger’ version of this post, click here. क्या आप जानते हैं आज से ठीक एक मास पूर्व , १४ सितम्बर, को क्या विशेष था? शायद नहीं। भारत में १४ सितम्बर को वार्षिक रूप से हिंदी दिवस मनाया जाता है। अजीब बात है न – अपने ही देश में एक भाषा को… Continue reading Do You Know Hindi?
The last of my series on Education for Newsinsight.net How should a society prepare its teachers? We often hear about the sad state of teacher education in India. In answer to the criticism, a teacher eligibility test (TET) was introduced some years ago; the cure, I believe, is worse than the disease. TET as… Continue reading A Teacher’s Work
Yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his interaction with students spoke about the importance of a joyful childhood, of children experiencing joy and thrill of learning something new, of children being children. A few days ago, one of my articles on education focusing on this very aspect of bringing joy back to the school was… Continue reading Bring Back the Joy to School
Continuing my series on Education at Newsinsight.net Before I go on to the article, let me share with the readers a picture of Gangaikonda Cholapuram, the grand temple built by Rajendra Chola. This July marked the 1000-year anniversary of the coronation of this mighty ruler of Chola Empire. Chances are that if you don’t live in… Continue reading Know Thyself, Know Thy History