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?
A beautiful story from Tamil Nadu, south India. For the last 20 odd years, a group of intrepid dental workers have laboured to change the rural reality of their local villages. ADCERRA is a project started by French dentist, Dr. Jacques Verre, devotee of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, settled in Auroville, he has trained … Continue reading Sustainable Rural Care→
An interesting story picked up from geek news portal /. introduces a new AI system that will grade students essays at the click of button, enabling teachers to take break but also allowing for a more transparent grading system. This system will be accessible online through edX‘s free online courses portal. The system will also … Continue reading Towards democratisation of education→
Under a metro bridge in the capital Delhi, a few unsung heroes are changing the lives of underprivileged children, one chalk mark at a time. The story, as told by the teachers is touching and shows the potential for change that a few people with aspiration and determination can bring about.
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→
Learning by wrote seems to be the only way for our nation of aspiring youth. Our schools since our British heritage have thought the vast majority of our children to learn their lessons by heart, to copy and regurgitate during exam time. Our entire educational system is founded on the principle that success at exam … Continue reading Towards a more sustainable education system→
Over the last decade a number of governments of developed economies have questioned their health care model. In the US, President Obama has gone out on a limb to set up a much needed Medicare service to ensure access to health care services for those that most need it. In many European countries as well … Continue reading Sustainable Health Care for all?→