Fruits, Veggies & Flowers around our home

Good Earth is a fantastically “green”. Every home here deeply cares about having lush vegetation around. I dont know the names of most plants, veggies, fruits and flowers that grow around our house. But then, I have come to see how knowing their names is not necessary to enjoy their presence.   This one is […]

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What is man made and what is naturally available?

My wife (Nandini) and son (Advay) had a unique conversation today. Advay: Amma, is wood made of cloth? Nandini: No Advay: Is floor made of cloth? Nandini: No Advay: Are plants made of cloth? Nandini: No This goes on for a while. Then he switches gear: Advay: Is wood man made or naturally present? Nandini: […]

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Rock Climbing Session @ Aarohi

My friend, Kowshik Narayanaswamy is a rock climber. A passionate one at that. He came to Aarohi Life Education and conducted a session on Rock Climbing for all of us (including the kids). We learned something about it and also did some rock climbing ourselves. The video below is a documentary on what we learned and the […]

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Number and alphabet games

My wife (Nandini) keeps coming up with ideas for creating learning environments for Advay. She sources her material from direct observation of Advay, coupled with study of books and blogs about child education. She recently was playing this game with Advay and it was very interesting to watch. She would write a number on the left and a […]

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My son’s new life at Aarohi Life Education

In the month of June this year, we embarked on a new journey of schooling for our son (Advay) & ourselves. We got him into Aarohi Life Education, an open-schooling campus near Hosur. Our friends Kowshik & Srilakshmi are partners with us in this journey. Their daughter Avani is also going to Aarohi this year. Every alternative […]

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Making technology training experiential

Since 2003, I have been conducting corporate training programs on various subjects like Qt, OpenGL, VTK, GCF. At one point I was even teaching Linux Kernel and Device Driver Programming, thanks to my employment at Linux Learning Centre. Over the past 13 years, I have been able to observe certain meta-data about the training that […]

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Progress with Vipassana

Since completing my Vipassana course in Jan this year, I have been trying to scrape time to practise atleast once a day, if not two (like they suggest). The idea is to find a place at home and practise Vipassana for a period of 1 hour, twice a day (morning & evening). I have been […]

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Community living of Ants

 I happened to look at this brilliant condo of Red Ants. They have painfully glued together three leaves and live in commnunity.   The above pic was taken from the rear end of their abode. Below is a pic taken from their front door.   One should dare not disturb the ants. If they discover […]

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