26 September 2013

Tarjuma, the translators' fest

As I have mentioned in my earlier posts, as some one  who likes literary, cultural and spiritual programs, I like many programs telecast by DD Bharati channel. 

It was nice to view the telecast of `Tarjuma', a translators' festival held at IIT, Gandhinagar a few months back, on the channel at dinner this evening. Many of us who work in multilingual publishing or ELT know the difficulties encountered in translating from English to other languages or back. Translators work not only with professional precision but also with an open mind and heart so as to retain the original concept as presented in the source material.The question and answer session at the end of the program gave an insight into different aspects of transliteration. It was nice to see participants from different parts of the country. Participants included well known professionals such as Supriya Chaudhuri, T Vijayakumar and my ex-colleague Mini Krishnan.   

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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.