Mega Boost to Cottage & Village Industries Sector

India has taken the first big step towards becoming Aatmanirbhar (self-reliant). Immediately after Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s call for encouraging local products, Home Minister Shri Amit Shah has made it mandatory for all canteens and stores of paramilitary forces to sell only “Swadeshi” products procured from Khadi and Village Industries Commission […]

More about my family

When I composed yesterday’s post, I got so excited sharing the history of my family that I forgot part of what I wanted to say. Here it is: This month I have been posting historic family pictures on FaceBook each day. Sometimes it’s a single picture, sometimes it’s two or […]

Photographs and genealogy

Years ago, when I first saw this picture in the family collection, it puzzled me. I knew that the little girl to the left was my grandmother, and I suspected the other two children on the floor were her brother and sister. I assumed that the man to the left […]

Issues in urban planning

A checklist of some of the issues that must be considered in urban planning, when developing or implementing a policy or design: Urban sprawl & inefficient use of land causes housing […]

Why Do We Conserve Biodiversity???

What is Biodiversity? Biodiversity, the range and varieties of life forms in an ecosystem (Wanjui, 2013) Levels of Biodiversity; Genetic diversity- This is the genetic makeup of an organism which entails genes residing within species and responsible for their traits. They are given special consideration in the field of biodiversity conservation […]


Brain-Based Education is the purposeful engagement of strategies that apply to how our brain works in the context of education. Brain based learning is considered a comprehensive approach to instruction. Brain based education offers a biologically driven classroom structure that corresponds to the functions of the human brain at different […]

The science of visual communication

In my job I conduct a large amount of research, and but also create plenty of presentations. To help design good research, we have access to hundreds of published research on research papers. Yet when it comes to designing presentations or using any form of visuals, we have to rely […]