These games were devised when I and Juliet Miranda, my first boss (!) and Head of Dept, Chemistry, Royal College, Mumbai, had to conduct a summer vacation course for 8-11 year old kids for learning Chemistry! Now, teaching Chemistry in higher secondary school or college is totally different as compared to taking a "fun chemistry"... Continue Reading →
A Math game to understand the relation amongst some important entities. This one here, is done for Geometry, which is unfortunately feared by many for its abstract nature. You can use this concept for Algebra, any of the Sciences or any other subject for that matter! This one is devised to suit grade 6 and... Continue Reading →
A game to enhance sensory learning and increase observation and thinking skills. Usually, teachers in educational settings focus a lot on visual senses. Think of the times when your teachers showed you pictures, charts, etc of things that you can definitely find around! Overemphasis of one sense dumb down the other senses whereas the fact... Continue Reading →
अर्धा माडार चडून हात सोडचे न्हय. Literally translated means : one should not let go after climbing halfway up a coconut tree. Just a way to mean that abandoning a work midway is disastrous. But what is worth noticing is how our elements of our immediate surroundings get embedded in our 'culture' and how it... Continue Reading →
Let me take you for a walk. A heritage walk. In the narrow winding streets of Old Goa (Velha Goa). This place- the Latin Quarters (Fontainhas) is one of the most 'Instagram-able' places around and it is unique for a variety of reasons. As you walk down the Latin Quarters, remember these narrow cobbled paths... Continue Reading →
Overcome the guilt of gobbling alu paratha full of fat! Also as you relish these, just muse upon how the basic of food remains almost same through all cultures. Food connects!
Have you ever wondered how much a name of a dish affects the "appetite"? Well, I have! And I have found out that it does affect me, at least, a lot. Even before you make yourself taste it, it is your brain that prepares your tongue to taste that morsel, isn't it! For me, it... Continue Reading →