Beyond Numbers

Unintended Consequences Of Our Education – What Are We Learning?

This article is about unintended consequences of public education as it is provided in schools mostly in the context of developing and underdeveloped countries. Some of the problems might be also relevant to developed countries. In the following, I discuss two known yet unsolved problems concerning our school education systems,


GuideTrip – Empowering You To Travel More Like A Local

A new place is more interesting if you can explore and know more about the people living there, languages they speak, different things they do and lot more. They make you rich in terms of experience and knowledge apart from the basic new things you have seen there. And if


Jaipur – My Trip To The Land Of Royalty In India

grew up on a heavy dose of Charles Dickens literature, thus one can very well relate my fascination for the royals. So when I got a chance to visit Jaipur, I jumped on the opportunity. Once you are in Jaipur you can feel the world of Royals, the forts, the


Halli Berri: One Dream. Four Women. And Their Story Of Living It Up.

mother and her three daughters have converted their idyllic ancestral estate-cum-vacation home into a quaint coffee shop and exclusive resort. Here’s the story of these four women who realised their dream and Halli Berri, the resort, and Coffee Barn – the coffee shop – came to form. Speaking about her


The Union Budget 2015: Where Do You Stand Now?

This “Union Budget” has been applauded, called going towards a more stable 3 to 5 year Financial Plan structure, given 8.2 on 10 by analysts. Lots of discussion, lots of excitement. This post budget noise always brings to mind a question a lady once asked me. This middle aged homemaker


The Morning Power – How To Be Healthy, Wealthy And Wise!

enjamin Franklin once quoted-“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise” but how many of us follow this? In today’s fast moving and competitive environment most of us fail to follow a fixed routine. We generally prefer going to work late and then end up


Don’t Have Enough Reasons To Be Happy In Life? You’re Wrong.

Most of the time, life gives us enough to be happy and content. However, it’s a natural human tendency not to cherish what we have, but need more of  what others have. We fail to understand that we all are unique and we all have our own share of joy


Dr.Kalam And Seven Life Lessons We Can Learn From The Leader

It was in 2003, when Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was the President of India, that I met him first. I was working as HOD, English in St.George’s College (SGC), Mussoorie, and we were celebrating the Sesqui Centenary (150 years) of the College. Dr. Kalam was the Chief Guest and we