Fun with Liquid Nitrogen in Mumbai

Fun with Liquid Nitrogen in Mumbai Imagine being able to have liquid nitrogen which is minus 196 degrees Celsius right in your home! For experimenting with, ofcourse. The team with the various experiments they did. They started with introducing themselves, Science Utsav, a company, started 4 years ago in Bangalore. Then they invited questions fromContinue reading “Fun with Liquid Nitrogen in Mumbai”

More parents take to home-schooling their kids, term school studies as rote-learning

Children have always learned naturally from grandparents, parents and elder siblings by accompanying them to the market, to the jungle, to the river, or to the fields. Helping with daily tasks of sowing, harvesting, hunting, food gathering, wood cutting, thatching, attending cattle and so on… children acquire valuable knowledge about biodiversity, medicinal plants, animal husbandry, agriculture,Continue reading “More parents take to home-schooling their kids, term school studies as rote-learning”

Father of the nation

Being a father is a huge responsibility. How huge? Bigger than any position the world may bestow! Are you sure, some may ask. Here is what came in the news today: A British auction house has put on sale three explosive letters written in June 1935, revealing Mahatma Gandhi’s deep concerns over the behaviour ofContinue reading “Father of the nation”

IGCSE students applying for admission to a local Junior College after 10th grade exams

Many homeschooled children are taking the IGCSE exams at the tenth grade level [IGCSE/O Level] in India. Some of them would like to join Junior colleges in their respective states. What should they do to get admission into any Junior College in their state? What about the state of Maharashtra, and the Mumbai University? TheseContinue reading “IGCSE students applying for admission to a local Junior College after 10th grade exams”

What about exams or tests?

One of the most common questions we encounter as parents of three homeschooled kids is: What about exams? Let us start with the basics: An examination, commonly known as exam, is a test to see how good somebody is at something. If that ‘somebody’ is your child and he or she happens to attend school,Continue reading “What about exams or tests?”

City NIOS candidate moves HC over no extra answer sheets rule

City NIOS candidate moves HC over no extra answer sheets rule ZoomBookmarkSharePrintListenTranslate MUMBAI: A clause in the rules governing the flexible National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) exams, which says that candidates are not allowed to ask for extra answer sheets, has now been challenged in court. Jeremy Fernand, a Class 10 student,[whose parents areContinue reading “City NIOS candidate moves HC over no extra answer sheets rule”

Daddy, where are you?

Fatherhood is the most important job that any of us—including the President of the United States or the CEO of the world’s largest company—will ever have. It is the only role in life for which we are truly indispensable. Your job, your career, it will all end one day, sooner than you expect. But noContinue reading “Daddy, where are you?”