Recently I came across an acceptance speech made by Sona Jobarteh of Gambia, the first female exponent of the kora, an ancient and highly refined stringed instrument of Western Africa, as she received the Honorary PhD from Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts. This itself is significant as she had
Kudali Sringeri Samsthan is an important institution of the Bharatiya civilization, established by Adi Shankaracharya around 2500 years ago at Kudali (confluence of Tunga and Bhadra rivers) in Karnataka state. Therefore, it is called Sri ‘Jagadguru Shankaracharya Samsthan’ or ‘Dakshinamnaya Sharada Peetha’ and is commonly referred to as Kudali Sringeri
Discrimination was not so bad a word during our growing-up years. In fact, there were questions that asked us to ‘discriminate between…’ and it was primarily about telling the differences between two or more kind of things. But now, there is so much woke-ism that the very word ‘discrimination’ means
The Bharatheeya (or Indian) education system has a rich and ancient heritage that dates back thousands of years. It is a unique education system that emphasizes the holistic development of students, including their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. The system has been shaped by a variety of influences over time.
Most scientific technologies can be double edged swords. They can be used, misused and even abused. Two easily understandable examples follow. The ability to synthesise chemicals not only helps making medical drugs to treat symptoms but also to make intoxicants and hallucinogens that are detrimental to the well-being of the
Vishnu S. Warrier Traditional Indian education is a system of education that has been practiced in India for thousands of years. It is rooted in spiritual, moral, and intellectual development of the student, and emphasizes the holistic development of the individual. With its focus on the guru-shishya parampara (teacher-disciple relationship)
Having done my schooling in the seventies through the nineties, I went through a fairly joyous primary education – when things seemed meaningful to a great extent – a very confused middle school and a totally disconnected high school education. After this I had to select a ‘group’ based on my performance
By VINAYAK LOHANI Abstract This paper traces the development of educational ideas of Sister Nivedita, from the time she was a teacher in England to when she had blossomed into a visionary of national consciousness in India. It traces the influence of the ideas of Western educationists like Pestalozzi and