June 2017 – peace travel to Rishikesh

  The heatwave of June in Delhi and I went on an impromptu trip to Rishikesh (Hindi: ऋषिकेश , meaning ‘Lord of the Senses’). Rishikesh is one of the most revered holy places for Hindus in the Northern India and also known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. And the June school-vacation had made the rush look like we are all running for gold. More so due to the […]

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Buddhism for High Schoolers

One common situation faced by senior school students is too much download and the stress on their minds to retain such information at least till they reach the exam hall and use it in all possible variations to achieve good marks. To this end we have seen the invention and implementation of a multitude of pedagogical techniques on the brains of the pupils and the success of each method can […]

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Travelogue – South India in January 2017

January 2017 was the first time in my life I went on a vacation to South India. Before this the most I have managed is till Goa but this time the plan was to explore the real treasures of culture and natural beauty the equatorial region has to offer to a comfort-traveler like me. We started our journey in Delhi and took a flight to Thiruvanantapuram (Trivandrum for English speakers). […]

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Bye bye 2016

It turned out to be a super 12 months, this 2016. Got to see some beautiful cities Kazan, Ekaterinburg and of course St Petersburg (second time). Visited the Koh Samui island in Thailand and loved the modern yet very loving Thai people. Got to read some lovely books: Hedgehog in the fog, The little Prince, and the three volume autobiography of Aleksey Maximovich Pyeshkoff (aka Maxim Gorky). Still reading Walden […]

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The Uncommon school

When Henry David Thoreau was about 30 years old (and this happened CA 1850), he lived a few years in the woods and in his own words: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not […]

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