Right to Speak English


The death of a child brings in agonizing thoughts and inseparable pain as each year pass by. Nothing other than “Mambazham” a poem by Vyloppilli Sreedhara Menon can depict those emotions without flaw and great perfection. A stanza from his poetry: (English Translation) These mangoes are made for little one to pick and eat. Without…

Pressure cooking the next generation!


Sharing a letter which I have posted to the chairman of a large school chain. Dear Mr.X, This letter comes to you as a token of appreciation and the great work that you have been doing in the field of Public School Education in India. At the same time, this letter also addresses concerns, anguish…

Evaluation of a Learning Environment


Introduction This article aims to address the new trend of Web 2.0 technologies and other online social media specifically focusing on educational sector. The infusions of new technologies on the World Wide Web connect users in their homes, schools, colleges and workplaces, thus transforming education. Internet has changed the way we live; over the last…

Vocational Training – Brand alone does not impact a buy!


India has seen a very traditional approach towards learning. We have been following rote learning principles which is a widely used memorization technique based on repetition; used to learn phonics, multiplication tables in mathematics, periodic tables in chemistry etc. This model works well in the foundation courses; however when it comes to secondary school the…

Campus Memoir


From the valley of Western Ghats to the Silicon Valley of India, life has just moved on as fast as a supersonic aircraft. Looking back in time, 10 years has past by since the campus days came to an abrupt end. I had a little home here, Its long back, I fear. If that time…

Flip – “The Educational System”


Today’s public educational system was designed during the Industrial revolution (1750 to 1850) to cater to the needs of the Industry. Earlier people used to get educated in Jesuits; in the case of India, we had the “Gurukul” system. Sir Ken Robinson a great creativity expert has called for a revolution in education. He says…

The odd man out


Few years ago G one of my colleagues and his 5 year old daughter Sonia and his neighbors son Akhil about six years old where traveling in a car. G was essentially driving with these kids in the back seat. Adding to G’s driving tensions these kids were creating a big mess at the back…

Essentials while choosing an Educational Institute


There is an old saying “You are whom you are with”. This exactly says that the quality of your education also depends on who studies along with you. Knowledge level could be boosted only through interacting with the highly experienced professionals. The interaction could not alone be driven by a good staff but also if…

The Bookmarks and the Tamarind Seeds


Mathematics has been a nightmare for me ever since school. But is it true that certain people develop hatred towards certain subjects from birth? The Answer is a simple No. Some of them just need a confidence boost, which they have lost some where down the lane and purely because of certain circumstances. Now here…

How to perform effectively in an Interview – Part 2 ?


After wishing the Interview Committee members and sitting, hold your back straight but, in no case rigid. Once you sit straight, your shoulders will fall in place. Then put on a smile and listen carefully and attentively to what is told to you. Please DO NOT IGNORE ATTENTIVE LISTENING. This is very, very important. A…