The Cult of Exams

  I read today's The Hindu Op-Ed 'Beyond the Pass-Fail Binary' with interest. It talks about why discussing No-Detention Policy in isolation is a disservice to RTE act, and what the real problem is. A paragraph there hit me particularly hard: [...] Exams have a tendency to become the only motivation for learning. All educated Indians …

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Education is dying, and I am letting it die.

When I think of my education, I think 3 things made it worthwhile for me: Teachers who gave me space to learn at my own pace Curriculum (NCERT)that aroused curiosity and provided means to satisfy it Mentors and guides who taught without teaching - teachers, parents, seniors, friends, well-wishers When I look at my child's education, I find …

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Giving Back to Society

Full-text of the post on venturewoods about what can be the effective means of creating a non-profit which will help in solving some problems (like education) and still can sustain itself without depending too much on fund-raising and corporate sponsorship. --------------------- Every once in a while, the question about giving back to the society pops …

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