An interesting articles that captures some of the nuggets of Vedic philosophy and knowledge from India. In response to an earlier article criticising the concept of Vedic Mathematics, researcher James Glover points out that people are missing the point… Everything Vedic in ‘Vedic Maths’ – The Hindu. The concept being presented is about a holistic … Continue reading Everything Vedic in ‘Vedic Maths’ – James Glover→
I recently came across the Hinglish Project, a lovely effort to bridge Hindi and English by blending a the 2 languages in a special font that allows the each letters to merge one over the other. They also developed some great merchandise, including fun card games, t-shirts, mugs and other fun books. Unfortunately the sight … Continue reading The Hinglish Project→
Wonderful to hear the news of the new head of the IOC (International Olympic Committee) which oversees the games worldwide. German Thomas Bach said, and I quote: I want to lead the IOC according to my motto – unity in diversity. Human consciousness on the rise?
I was recently in the capital to attend a conference on the value-based management practices inspired from India’s spiritual heritage. I came to the city with a certain apprehension based on the many media stories surrounding the recent attacks on women as well as a sense of shame from its leaders who are not able … Continue reading Beautiful Delhi Flora→
An interesting little post celebrating Calvin & Hobbes. Bill Watterson retired from writing and drawing “Calvin & Hobbes” about 18 years ago, but the timelessness of his message — to always remain thoughtful, imaginative, and playful — will stick in our culture forever, if we’re lucky. Case in point: Cartoonist Gavin Aung Than, who pens … Continue reading A look at life→
Sugata Mitra with his Hole in the Wall village computers Here is an amazing experiment that has been going on for the last 15 odd years. PhD educational researcher, Sugata Mitra has some amazing results on the ability of children to learn by themselves, without the need for a teacher!!! His conclusion from his TED … Continue reading Man on a Mission→
An interesting article in the New Indian Express highlights the plight of Indian women of 2nd or 3rd generation based in the US and their struggle to balance their inherited Indian culture (from their parents) and their adopted one abroad. The articles reports on a talk given by a Professor Salli Vargis of History at … Continue reading Sustaining a multicultural heritage→
I have been involved in a project proposal for the corporation of Chennai city to refurbish the street-food carts in view of cleaning up the image of the city but as well as providing hygienic and affordable food for the labourers. The proposal hinged on having the administration sponsor part of the development of the … Continue reading What is ailing India?→