15 October 2017

As someone interested in viewing meaningful documentaries, I am a somewhat regular viewer of NHK TV. As I write this post, I am viewing a program that lets us know how volunteers take care of the elderly in their 80s and above. We do have increasing number of Agencies that send attendants to take care of the elderly, in cities such as Chennai. One of the main differences between those in Japan and here is that the latter is 100% commercial with no human consideration. The fact is that our elderly are helpless  (as I have experienced in my beloved mother’s case) with daughter in law's attention only on mother in law's money and jewellery.

14 October 2017

Koti Deepotsavam (Divine Light Fest)

As I am writing this post I am viewing the Koti Deepotsavam Festival 2016 on Bhakti TV. I have mentioned about this festival organised by Shree Narendra Chaudary, Chairman, Bhakti TV, in my earlier post/s. I fondly remember my beloved mother from whom I inherit my spiritual interest.

02 October 2017

Gandhiji and Lal Bahadur Shastriji Jayanthi

Today is the birth anniversary of Mahaatma Gandhi (Father of our Nation) and Shree Lal Bahadur Shastri (one of our honest, simple and dedicated Prime Ministers. I have mentioned about these two leaders in my earlier posts.

30 September 2017

Today is an auspicious day for Hindus. It marks the end of Navaraathri and this day is known as Vijaya Dashami (meaning 'victorious tenth day). Today is also the day when Shree Mahaa Vishnu took avataar as Buddhaa. This day is also the birth anniversary of Shree Madhvaachaarya. I have mentioned about the spiritual significance of this day in my earlier post/posts.

24 September 2017

Nine Divine Nights Fest

Navaraathri festival began on last Thursday according to Hindu Calender.  In Sanskrit, 'nava' and 'raathri' mean nine and night respectively.  I  have mentioned about the spiritual significance of this Fest in my earlier posts.

17 September 2017

My beloved mother's birthday

According to the English calender, today is the birthday of my beloved mother. I fondly remember her.

14 September 2017

Computer Aided Chaos

A few days back I received a text message that my Aadhaar card would be sent to me and that I can access it from their website a link of which was included in the message.

But when I tried to access it, even the enrolment number was not displayed properly (for example when I typed '4321', it displayed '1234').

I have experienced similar problems when trying to renew my passport and driving licence on line.

None of the Government websites seem to be consumer friendly.

It is nice to hear Government plans to digitalise our country but the reality is different.

It is important that efficient work ethics is instilled in employees in all Government offices. One of the best ways to do this would be to incorporate stringent recruitment and Performance Appraisal mechanisms consistently.

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Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
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.