Education

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion and directed research.

Short Biography of ‘Salim Ali’ (122 Words)

Full name of ‘Salim Ali’ was Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali. He was born on 12 November 1896 in Mumbai, India. His father’s name was Moizuddin and his mother’s name was Zeenat-un-nissa. His parents died in the very early age of Salim Ali.Salim Ali was a famous ornithologist and naturalist of […]

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Short Biography of ‘A.J. Cronin’ (74 Words)

Full name of ‘A.J. Cronin’ was Archibald Joseph Cronin. A.J. Cronin was born on 19 July 1896 in Cardross, Scotland. He was a great physician and a writer from scotland.A.J. Cronin wrote several novels and short stories. His works are renowned for their memorable characters and powerful portrayal of the […]

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Heavenly treasures

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there […]

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Remembering my uncle

He was my uncle. When I was a boy, he was also my neighbor, my keyboard teacher, and my mentor. He passed away December 23, 2019, at the age of 97. During the Great Depression, my grandfather went to a famous food company and offered to work at any job […]

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When you fast

“And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not […]

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Merry Christmas

For the next few days, I will be living “off the grid” so that I can focus this Christmas season on Christ, on Church, and on family. I will return next week to continue my series on Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, and to write of other things. Let me […]

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Forgiveness

“For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses” (Matthew 6:14-15). In his model prayer, Jesus had us promise to forgive those who sin against us. Now he reinforces […]

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Your Father knows

“And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him” (Matthew 6:7-8). People speak about “the power of […]

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The Case for Children’s News Programmes

Imagine regular news programmes for childrenWhile advertising and entertainment programmes have begun to cater to children’s needs, for some reason news channels have ignored children altogether! Imagine a regular children’s news programme, at a fixed time, presented in a lively way, as something for children to look forward to daily. […]

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Are teachers villains or victims?

At some point or the other in their lives, almost everyone has held the view: ‘If only teachers did their work better, so many problems would be solved…’  Schools would be so much better off, isn’t it? Education would be great and our lives very different as a result; in fact, […]

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The Qualities of a Change-Maker

Improving educational quality ends up being about change rather than tinkering with some elements.  What then are the qualities of those involved in bringing about this change?  Here are my guesses. As can be expected, this is a long wish-list! I need your help to identify which ones are really […]

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Pseudo Solutions for Real Educational Problems

Ask an intelligent question and get a ________ reply! Here’s an experiment. It seems to work well with functionaries from educational systems in India, Bangladesh and several other countries in South Asia and beyond. Bring together a group of educational personnel such as academic supervisors, district and state / provincial […]

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When you pray

“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you pray, go into your […]

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When you give

“Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let […]

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Practicing righteousness

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 6:1). To this point, Jesus has discussed prohibitions found in God’s Law: do not murder, or even surrender to anger; […]

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The economics of Classical Music in India

 (carnaticdurbar.com) This blogger is  a recently turned fan of Indian classical music. Being the weirdo he is, it is only to be expected that he would turn his attention to the economic side of this . Yes, I know it’s weird with a capital W that instead of humming a […]

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