01 December 2018

As I am waiting for my fracture to heal further, I have decided to move in to a Senior Citizens' Home as soon as my orthopaedician gives his green signal after review on Wednesday.  Meanwhile it is comforting to receive calls from friends and well wishers including fellow patients at the hospital where I was admitted. I remember what my beloved mother used say: "If we are good to others, others will be good to us."

27 November 2018

Blessing in disguise

As I write this post, I am in the inpatient ward of a local hospital canvalescing from a knee fracture a few days back. By God’s Grace, I am considered to be fit for discharge tomorrow.

I will miss the kind hospital staff, fellow patients and their attendants who had always been there to extend their physical help to me though my brother used to visit me once or twice daily and help physically in all possible ways whebever I needed, as usual. Despite her family commitments my sister too helped by being in the hospital for two days.

These few days kept me somewhat occupied, thanks to mobile based Internet and gadgets such as UTube.  I could derive the pleasure of listening to programmes of least importance (eg. Softrock) as well as those of most importance (eg. Devotional songs by Anup Jalota and K J Yesudas).


25 September 2018

Vaamana Jayanthi

Past friday was an auspicious day in the Hindu calender. This is the day on which The Almighty Shree Hari descended on the earth billions of years back in His Vaamana Avataar and blessed king Mahaa Bali, the grandson of Prahlaadhaa, the greatest devotee of Lord Narasimhaa.

13 September 2018

My beloved father's death anniversary

Today is the death anniversary of my beloved father according to Hindu calender.  As I had to go to Ashram to get the ritual performed, I didn't have time to write this post in the morning. Today is also the his birthday according to the English calendar. I  fondly remember him and my beloved mother who had always been a support to him.

 

12 September 2018

Supreme Court's shirking responsibility and Public Administraion's perverted decision

We all know that recently our Supreme Court washed away it's responsibility of conducting trial on the case of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins and passed on the task of deciding as to whether to release them or to keep them in custody, to Tamilnadu Government.  Yesterday the TN Government decided to release them.

Any even minded good person will know that this is a dangerous move. I just don't understand how such things happen. I think that Mr Modi and his team or the President of India should intervene to avert such bad practices.  I think that people should stage rallies against wrong doings such as these. Criminals deserve severe punishment across barriers such that they don't dare to even imagine committing  crimes again.



02 September 2018

Softrock revisit

As I am writing this post, I am viewing a melodious Softrock performance by Philipp Poisel, a young German singer and his band on DW TV . Their music has an interesting resemblance to that of Mark Pnofler.

Lord Krishna Fest

Today is a very auspicious day for Hindus. It is on this day nearly 5000 years back that the Almighty Shree Mahaa Vishnu descended on the Earth as Krishna. He was born at night after moonrise. Hindu devotees offer special worship to Him on this day. I fondly remember my beloved parents on this auspicious occasion and pray the Almighty to shower His Blessings on them.

My Krishna Janmaashtami greetings to all my Hindu friends as well as non-Hindu friends such as Jose.

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I am a retired K-12 Education Management Professional. I have worked at different levels in K-12 school systems, textbook publishing, elearning and Education NGOs. I have held memberships in The Association for Science Education (UK), American Association of Physics Teachers and The Malaysian Institute of Physics. I hold a 1st class B Sc Degree in Physics followed by B Ed [English and Physical Science] and M A [Childcare and Education] degrees. My published works include 59 articles in teacher development magazines in India and the US and a book entitled `Creative Classrooms and Child Friendly Schools' (listed in Amazon). This book is almost an anecdotal account of my professional experience in six countries (including Cambodia where I worked as Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Youth And Sports). I served as mentor in the Certificate of Teaching Mastery Program offered by Teachers Without Borders.