30 November 2016

Cash inconvenience to Columbia University

Mr Narendra Modi's government seems to be very firm in implementing programs to root out evils such as black money. I hope that our Government takes equally firm steps in eradicating corruption in all departments in general and judiciary and police in particular.

I lodged police complaint about one Kuber Sharma, a rogue individual owning an elearning company that cheated me (without paying salary). This guy's Facebook profile says that he had his education from Columbia University. (I don't know whether this is also a lie or whether the University admits anyone irrespective of his/her character). His company was based in Delhi at that time. Despite many reminders,  no action has so far been taken by Delhi or Chennai Police.

I hope that our Government views law and order as priority issue.

Jagdish Chandra Bose

Today is the 150th birthday of Dr Jagdish Chandra Bose, Indian physicist. Thanks to Google for their signature gesture in their 'Search' page today.

14 November 2016

Children's Day

Today is celebrated as children's day in our country (India).

Soft rock and The Smarton Trio

As I am writing this post I am watching a very nice musical rendezvous presented by The Smarton Trio from Budapest on NDTV Prime channel. There's is a nice rendering of songs and instrumentals. It's a pleasure listening to low decibel non hifi hippie-rock after a long time. The program took me back to my college days when I used to complete my post lunch physics lab early and rush back home to listen to softrock. I remember rock concerts of the late '60s in general and events like Woodstock fest in particular, with nostalgia.

I am sure that many people of my age group would remember the negative aspects of Hippie movement. The movement gave some opportunity to people like me to share our viewpoints with fellow youth and caution them on the negative consequences of the `hippie cult' through youth magazines.  One such magazine was `Friends', published by Salesian Institute of Graphic Arts in Chennai. Its November 1969 (or November 1970) contained my short write up `Hippies, hypocrisy and happiness'.

About Me

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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.