Month: December 2019

D for Discipline, D for Democracy!

The moment the word \’discipline\’ is mentioned in a gathering of teachers or educational functionaries (or even parents or community members), it acquires a special meaning, as in \’children have to be kept in discipline\’. Here, the quintessential role of the teacher is that of the \’shepherd\’ (with stick and […]

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How to Get ISBN for Conference Proceedings

Benefits of ISBN number By obtaining an ISBN you will be able to take the necessary steps to ensure that your book is widely known and to maximize its sales potential. The benefits of ISBN include:  The ISBN is a unique international identifier for monographic publications; assigning a number replaces […]

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Corporate Fluff

Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times is one of my favourite columnists. One of her specialities is to roast companies that spew out meaningless bullshit in their communications and press releases. She even hands out annual Golden Flannel Awards for the worst corporate gobbledygook.She’s at her best today canning Mondelez (The Oreos to […]

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Have You Been Un-Hindu Today?

Once in a while I recall that I am born a Hindu. This is usually around times when a whole lot of people are suddenly finding the need to defend Hinduism. 1. This is a little ironic. Why do you need to protect that which cannot be destroyed? Can the […]

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Work Smart, Not Hard!

Whenever teachers are being trained, they are bombarded with the same tired old phrases. \’You are the future of the country,\’ they are told. \’There\’s a great responsibility on your shoulders; you must work very hard to fulfil this responsibility.\’ This is what we hear every time, isn\’t it? And […]

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Did you brush your ideas today?

A few minutes spent watching TV or flipping through a magazine would convince anyone that looking good is one of the most important objectives in society! Ads for creams of all kinds, face washes, shampoos, razors, jewelery, clothes — all evidence that we are firmly in the the midst of a \’lookist\’ […]

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INFORMAL EDUCATION ROLE OF DIFFERENT AGENCIES

  Education is a thought full process by which the inner powers of the individual are developed. Education is verb broad in it true sense and is not confined to school experiences. But in a narrow sense education is a well-planned process. Education may be defined as a purposive conscious or […]

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Deflation: a curse or a boon ?

Stock markets tumbled last Monday. Investors claimed they were worried by two things – Deflation and the possibility (yet again) of a Greek exit from the Euro. Even Rajalakshmi, she who is sitting in front of CNBC doing day trading, claimed to be concerned about deflation. Assuming that she can […]

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Corporate Fluff

Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times is one of my favourite columnists. One of her specialities is to roast companies that spew out meaningless bullshit in their communications and press releases. She even hands out annual Golden Flannel Awards for the worst corporate gobbledygook.She\’s at her best today canning Mondelez (The Oreos to […]

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The Case for Children\’s News Programmes

Imagine regular news programmes for children While advertising and entertainment programmes have begun to cater to children\’s needs, for some reason news channels have ignored children altogether! Imagine a regular children\’s news programme, at a fixed time, presented in a lively way, as something for children to look forward to […]

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The Case for Children\’s News Programmes

Imagine regular news programmes for children While advertising and entertainment programmes have begun to cater to children\’s needs, for some reason news channels have ignored children altogether! Imagine a regular children\’s news programme, at a fixed time, presented in a lively way, as something for children to look forward to […]

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