i’m around…

hey. so many fascinating things have been happening that i want to share. i’m just currently in a slump, feeling a little demoralised because something i was working on with so much passion that i also wanted to share here, i’ve unfortunately been told at the last minute i can’t, that it belongs to the…

what the CBSE is teaching children

i like to keep tabs on the CBSE curriculum as it’s one of the major boards in indian school education. currently there are around 16000 schools affiliated to CBSE, meaning they use the CBSE curriculum. so i took a look at the class X syllabus for social sciences. the whole thing looked a more contemporary…

a plate of upma

food is a big thing in my house. more precisely, feeding people is. my mom’s big on nurturing, and one of the ways in which she manifests it is through her love of feeding people who matter to her. this story is to do with food and our maid. let’s call her vasuki (“she” is…

the tribe of tenali raman

when i was a little girl i had an insatiable appetite (much like any other kid) for stories. it kept both my grandmothers busy. each one had a distinct repertoire, but both have told me the folk stories about tenali raman. tenali raman was the jester to a king. in the stories, the king was…

hope in instructional design

i heard something very interesting yesterday which tied in to a topicĀ i keep thinking about. let me start with the second, the topic i keep visiting: i keep thinking it is not enough for IDs to only undergo training or hear discussions on ID theories or methodologies. i think it is critical to engage with…

thoughts on articulation

i understand articulation as taking the effort each time to clearly and precisely construct our thoughts in words. i acknowledge a spectrum of possibility, i just think it must (at the bare minimum) start with clarity of thought and precision of expression, and need not necessarily be about poetic or highly grammatical language. (yep, i…