Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tabulate Early

“How To Solve It” by George Polya, a classic book published in 1945, suggests steps in solving a problem – mathematical or otherwise. The book includes advice for teaching students of mathematics and a mini-encyclopaedia of heuristic terms. Teachers and parents … Continue reading

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Portable Applications

Irrespective of our passion and profession, most of us need to refer to some document while discussing with friends, well-wishers, colleagues, business partners or prospective clients. With the USB flash-drives becoming very cheap, it is convenient to carry our documents, … Continue reading

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National Voters Day

Dr. Balu’s blog today talks about yet another celebration – National Voters Day on 25 January.  “Proud to be a voter – Ready to vote.” Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Karnataka too has announced a list of activities as part of … Continue reading

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[im]Mobilised

Until fifteen years ago, people in VT Station, Bombay, slept overnight in queues, hoping to get reservation for a journey planned for 60 days later. Touts flourished in an inefficient system. Coercion and corruption was felt by the common man.  I … Continue reading

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Age Old Story

In ObjectOrb Technologies, twelve years ago, we decided to celebrate birthdays of each member. Janardhan, the HR Manager, would get a card, cake, and flowers and gather the people with a hope to give a pleasant surprise to the birthday … Continue reading

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Home as centre of learning and culture

In our villages, if a family has a function, the host requests relatives and neighbors to come a day in advance and help make the function a success. That is the standard text of invitations. And, it is not a … Continue reading

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Learning Family

For the past couple of decades academicians and industry leaders have been modelling and encouraging  organisational learning. Many companies have knowledge management (KM) departments to encourage organisational learning.  Asia’s Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises (MAKE) are identified and awarded each year. … Continue reading

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