Pigeon menace, what to do?

PIGEON HELL Mumbai runs for cover as an exploding population of pigeons, fed and fattened by easy availability of food, lays siege to the city. This was the headline in the Mumbai Mirror dated 20th April 2014 written by Virat Singh.     This is what I propose:   Figure 1 Pigeon Condo A pigeonContinue reading “Pigeon menace, what to do?”

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”

Schools, Obesity, Activism and Education

Obesity on the rise in developing world: Report The number of obese and overweight people in the developing world nearly quadrupled to almost a billion between 1980 and 2008, a thinktank report said on Friday. There are now far more obese or overweight adults in the developing world than in richer countries, the Overseas Development InstituteContinue reading “Schools, Obesity, Activism and Education”

75% schools don’t have playgrounds

‘75% schools in India don’t have playgrounds’ reports Hindustan Times in their 4th January 2014 paper. WHILE PRIVATE UNAIDED SCHOOLS CAN AFFORD TO RENT OR BUY GROUNDS OR SPORTS CLUBS, STUDENTS IN AIDED SCHOOLS OFTEN HAVE TO PLAY ON POORLY MAINTAINED CIVIC GROUNDS. AND RTE RULES ARE APPLICABLE ONLY TO AIDED SCHOOLS! This means thatContinue reading “75% schools don’t have playgrounds”

Bullock carts and BMW’s

Today morning as I was waiting in the middle lane at the red signal, a bullock cart came by my side and stopped. I was admiring his traffic sense. On my right in the fast lane came a BMW, and just whizzed past the red signal! An old man got almost knocked down as heContinue reading “Bullock carts and BMW’s”

Light Painting and photography

Last night my kids and I did an experiment with photography using simple lights. As you will discover, the only limit is your imagination. Come on, join us and see what you can do right in your very own home! What you will need: A light source A tripod A camera with full manual controlsContinue reading “Light Painting and photography”