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Datacamp for Data Science

At the outset, let me make it clear that this is not a paid endorsement. I am writing it out of my own volition impressed by the way DataCamp has changed the way we learn things online. In a way, … Continue reading

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Pedagogy Reforms – Time to put the cart behind the bullock

I am using Duolingo (an app and an e-learning platform) to learn French. I noticed something that reinforced my thoughts about pedagogy (the art and practice of teaching). In French, you do not use the adjective behind the noun that … Continue reading

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Artificial Intelligence – a misnomer and a hype ?

While I am writing this article for laymen who may not have the technical knowledge of machine learning and artificial intelligence, I must disclose at the very outset that I have been a researcher myself and used machine learning algorithms … Continue reading

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IELTS Versus TOEFL ? Which one is better?

I recently took an IELTS test (basically a test of English). These English tests are required sometimes for a visa/immigration or higher studies, etc. By the way, running these standardised tests is very lucrative and they do not distinguish among … Continue reading

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Foibles of Democracy

Recently, I watched an interesting movie named ‘Newton’ which is also India’s official nomination for Oscars 2017. Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. … Continue reading

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Is a degree certificate actually needed for employment ?

I think some of them would label me crazy for posing such a weird question. It is taken for granted that a bachelor’s, master’s or a doctoral degree or a certificate is a must to gain employment. We then have … Continue reading

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Beyond the syllabus

I am studying around 100 words every day on a wonderful website http://www.vocabulary.com. While I was doing this, an obvious idea struck me. Why were we not equipped with a good vocabulary in our school. It is not just vocabulary. … Continue reading

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Changing the way we ‘school’ ourselves

In this article, I am not going to be as heretical as Ivan Illich whose book ‘Deschooling Society’ (1971) gives examples of the ineffectual nature of institutionalized education. Illich posited self-directed education, supported by social relations in informal arrangements. What … Continue reading

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Simplifying Knowledge

It is ironical that we are in the 21st century talking and experiencing artificial intelligence, supersonic jets, cryogenic engines, storing digital information in bacteria and yet our basics and school education is so far fetched from what it should have … Continue reading

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Education as a Source of Mobility

‘God has made us equal’ but unfortunately, we all do not live an equal and decent quality of life. Some do not even have two full meals a day while some have ten to fifteen chefs preparing food for a … Continue reading

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