Category Kaleidoscope

Spare me the jargon please!

Don’t ever shy away from using as much jargon as you can, for the more befuddled your words and sentences are, the more intelligent you will deemed to be.

Turn off that chatter, will you?

Not for nothing did our elders say that the mind is like a monkey that can’t stay still.

Give – out of compassion and love!

Annadanam is distinct from poor feeding, as it is about feeding the hungry, regardless of whether it is a human or other living beings, even an ant!

Information Overload could be creating clueless mini-adults

Information overload can adversely affect children in more ways than one, mainly robbing them of their innocence.

The power memories hold over us

If we take away the emotions and feelings associated with memories they would mean nothing to us.

Why do we need memory?

What if a society has citizens who have their memories wiped clean?

Let there be Light!

The tradition of lighting candles and lamps during various festivals around the world, all have behind them the figurative significance of dispelling the darkness of the mind and ushering in wisdom.

Mother tongue or English? What should be the medium of education?

Studies have proved that children who have little or no exposure to English can understand basic concepts better in their own mother tongue.

Rhapsody in Blue

Blue is the most popular colour in the world among both men and women. No wonder, because its positive aspects far outweigh its negative ones of coldness and depression.

School names, did you say?

What do parents look for when they want to admit their children to a good school?

Remembering my math teachers

I finally lost my arithmophobia when I began running my home. The humble milkman, grocer and paperwala managed to teach me how to calculate faster than Chacha Choudhary — whose brain works faster than a computer!

The Eloquence of Silence

This silent national anthem is more eloquent than the ones played today in schools, when students stand up – silently.

Where are the ‘Family Doctors?’

The friendly neighbourhood Family Doctor is a fast vanishing breed in times of specialisation and five-star hospital care.