03 April 2012

Off the beaten track: Digital magazine from the Druk kingdom

This morning I had the pleasure of visiting DRUKPA, a digital magazine from one of my favourite countries. Pages of the magazine took me on a virtual journey back in time by more than 30 years to the beautiful Dragon Kingdom, where I spent some of my happiest years as a school teacher.

Mongar Jr High School, Mongar, Bhutan, where I taught

From L to R: R J Veerasingh (My colleague from Tamilnadu), Mr Justin Lucksum (My Headmaster), I and Megnath (School pupil leader) in front of the main entrance to the school 

With friends in front of the passenger lounge at Paro airport which was still under construction at that time 
Relaxing in front of my house on a weekend around noon (with  a cool and Sunny weather)
As I clicked through  the pages of the magazine, I found one article to be very interesting. This article mentions the cautious steps taken by the Bhutan Government to control vehicular traffic and pollution. Given today's scenario in our country (India) where car manufacturing industry is fast expanding and corruption is so rampant that a majority of car drivers may not actually be qualified to drive (which fact is very obvious just by observing their behaviour when driving), this article would perhaps be an eye opener to our policy makers in India.         

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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.