Monthly Archives: February 2012

Declining by Degrees

I write this post in a sad mood. Let us call a young person Anand, which is not his real name. His mother, a distant relative of my wife called a few times seeking help in finding a job for … Continue reading

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Quality [in [BEL]] Circle

In 1995 I headed the Naval Liaison Cell at Bharat Electronics (BEL), Bangalore. Being a unit under Ministry of Defense Productions, major share of BEL’s business has been with defence services. Once when I was walking around the communication systems workshop, I saw … Continue reading

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Rhyme and Rhythm

In academic year 2010-11, all the language teachers of Sri Bharathi Vidyalaya and I met every Monday after the class-hours to discuss languages. We compared and contrasted four languages taught in the school – Sanskrit, Hindi, Kannada and English. Meeting … Continue reading

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Oh Doctor! My Writer!

When Kannada actor Rajkumar was honoured with doctorate, a few innocent women were very upset that their favourite actor would now open a clinic and stop acting. Though his clinic would have attracted crowd of different kinds of patients, luckily, … Continue reading

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Ask Questions Often; Question Sometimes

Tommy’s Tenacious Tumblerwith a title “What I’ve Learned About Smart People” states, “I have noticed one overarching theme among smart people: they ask questions. … If they don’t understand something, or even if they think they understand something, they’ll ask … Continue reading

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Some Light on Electricity Bill

Talking to candidates for the post of science teachers in high schools, a few times I asked “what would be the cost of electricity when you iron your cotton saree?” Even those with more than 5 years of experience in … Continue reading

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RTE – Responsibility to Educate

TOI reported on 04 Feb that some objections have held back the RTE (Right to Education) in Karnataka and it will be another year before the act is implemented in the state. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory … Continue reading

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