Thursday, June 26, 2014

We are all Different. We are all Beautiful

So different. So Beautiful. No two things are ever the same. Humans, Leaves, Art, Music. There is no competition. Only you expressing your original self truthfully.

Was reading Syd Field's, 'ScreenWriter's Wokbook and came across this beautiful quote that the french film maker Jean Renoir shared with Syd Field.
Friday, June 20, 2014

Entrepreneurship Lessons from the Streets of Mumbai

The sea had come alive. The narrow stretcth of land from the Mahalaxmi subway to the Haji Ali Dargah was filled with hopeful people. All walked together with the same goal, to reach the dargah and get some blessings.

The Phone Cover Salesmen

The man in the yellow shirt selling plastic bags 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

How Silicon Valley learns?

I was curious. What is learning like in one of the most prominent technological hubs in the world. John Taylor Gatto and some extra research led me to some answers

Monday, June 9, 2014

Albert Einstein - Learning Biography

Theoretical Physicist. Developed the General Theory of Relativity and is best known for his mass energy equation E=mc(square). Won the Nobel Prize in 1921 for his services to Physics. His work pioneered several new fields of research like quantum mechanics, the big bang, telecommunication and more.

After spending the afternoon of 9th June, 2014 watching a History Channel Documentary on Einstein's life, I knew there was a Learning Biography in the making.  Link

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Who is a true teacher?

I was fortunate growing up. I had a few teachers that I will always remember and who developed a deep love for learning in me. Learning was always fun and interesting when they were around

What was different in them? I always wondered. A quote I read recently presented one possible answer to this question I had as a child.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Film Review - Queen

Ambitious Storyline, Strong Central Character, Beautiful Visuals and music that represents the story and character well. Queen was a surprise. A mainstream delight!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Creative Learning Sources - Video Games, Fantasy, News Events

At a recent social gathering, I got into an interesting conversation with three individuals from three very different backgrounds. We were discussing how individuality was expressed through work and unique learning experiences we were part of in our lives. Some interesting thoughts were put forward in the discussion that I present here.

Learning through Video Games

The first individual shared with me his experience of playing video games growing up. He loved the game called Age of Empires. He shared with us how he learned about nation building ( roman empire ), mythological structures ( Greek, European and Norse) and History (Stone and Iron Age) through the game.