14 October 2016

Bob Dylan

This year's Nobel Prize for Literature to legendary rock songwriter musician Bob Dylan is interesting. It also seems to have set a new trend. Though I have used good popsongs in teaching English language, Physics and other subjects I never expected that pop music would be placed on the same pedestal as novels, poems and plays.

(I remember my students enjoying a Robert Frost poem that I always used whenever I explained Millikan's oil drop experiment to determine the specific charge of an electron).

Getting back to Bob Dylan,  who wouldn't like his "Blowing in the wind", "Like a rolling stone" or "Mr Tambourine  man"? His simple music will keep ringing in the ears of folk and rock music fans for many years to come.

I remember having read many years back that Bob Dylan's writing was influenced by the works of Dylan Thomas, an American poet.

11 October 2016

Vijaya Dashami

Today is the grand finale of Dusserah Fest. This day is also celebrated as Buddha Jayanti and Madhwa Navami.

03 October 2016

Gandhi Jayanti

Yesterday was an important day for all Indians. We Indians celebrate this day every year as Gandhi Jayanti.  It is the birthday of Mahaatma Gandhi and Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri.

01 October 2016

Dussarah Fest

Today marks the beginning of 10 days long Dussarah festivities.

27 September 2016

Happy birthday, Google

Best wishes for a Happy birthday to Google! 

14 September 2016

Vaamana Jayanthi

Today is celebrated as Vaamana Jayanthi by Hindus. Shree Mahaa Vishnu incarnated as Vaamana and blessed King Mahaabali, grandson of Bhakta Prahalaadaa, the greatest devotee of Lord Narasimha (an incarnation of Lord Mahaa Vishnu). People in Kerala celebrate this day as Onam.

05 September 2016

Vinaayak Fest and Teachers' Day

Today is a very auspicious day for Hindus. This day is celebrated as Vinaayaka Chathurthi. This day is also celebrated as Teachers' Day (Birthday of Dr S Radhakrishnan) in India.(My father passed away on this day in 1997).

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I am a K-12 Education Management Professional turned freelance Education writer. 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.