InDriveView With Adhik Kadam from Borderless World Foundation

Last Week As I was driving I heard him on Radio, I made it a point to drive to the station and meet him. Adhik Kadam is a young man who has been living and working in Kashmir and currently runs Borderless World Foundation that works towards educating and helping girl children who have been orphaned…

Experiencing Writing Projects With your Kids

Writing is a skill that gets better when you do it more. It is important for kids to start writing at a very small age. To let their imagination go all over the place. Over the past 2 months I have been asking my 8 year old to write a page every day. Anything he…

Why your Teen should start writing?

The natural progression of a teenager as we all know is to finish school and get into college or an additional education that can equip them to get started in their career. This is typically the 4 to 5 year period between 8th and 12th grade. One of the most important periods of their life. And Writing; that individual experience…

San Jose Poetry festival 2015

Attended the San Jose Poetry Festival on Sunday April 12th. A full day spend with poets and poetry lovers. Anatomy of poetry, workshops, Featured readings, Haiku session, world Poetry, Highschool Poets, Poetry Slam, and finally open mic. The interesting thing about such events is that the moment they end you need more of them. Happy…

The PenPositive NatureWalk and Photo Project Starts

Today April 11th I took my first nature walk with Rahi, not that I am a big nature person myself, but I understand we are connected with nature in ways we no more have the time to appreciate and so when he had this activity for the spring break, I said sure, lets try… As…

Students should be taught to be Teachers

Technology solves the education problem to a great extend. The reachability of training has improved much more than what it was years ago… But how do you ensure that there is ongoing process to make everyone educated in the future. In my opinion to get education for everyone in this world, students should be taught…

Learning without being Taught

I often joke saying “My Learning started after my formal education ended”. It is not all that wrong in my case because during formal education I felt I was mostly taught and learning happened as a result of being taught. But Life after the formal education was different, you had to take the initiative and…

Is India trailing behind in education?

This question may sound absurd to many and a few might even say that I am nuts asking this. But I was recently reading an article in Times of India blogs that probed the idea  “Do nations have a split personality? especially India” something like the famous Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story. While we…

Getting a Job

Getting a Job is not always easy and there is often not that many jobs. But that was always the case. When there were so many jobs for anyone who had a degree, the number of people with a degree was so less that people remained jobless. So the issue of jobs has to do…

Out of Our Minds By Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson became a household name when his first TED Video went viral on the internet and social networks. His second video made the same viral impact. Reading his book was in my agenda for a while and when the completely new edition of his Best seller “Out of Our Minds” came out, it…