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Unschooling

Aarohi Open Learning

My son, and by extension my wife and I, have been exploring the open-learning path. When he was very young and going to a Montessori play school, Nandini would research the various forms of “schooling”. Home Schooling, Unschooling, Road Schooling and so many other forms turned up in her study and research. Whenever Nandini shared […]

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Moments Screenplays Technical

My journey with Scrite

This is the story of how Scrite, the free and open source multilingual screenplay writing app came to be. Sometime in December 2019, I started trying my hand at writing screenplays. For a few months, until the beginning of March 2020, I was writing something almost every single day. I finished writing 3 screenplays and […]

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Moments Unschooling

Upgrading from “I love you” to “I respect you”

14th June 2011 will be an unforgettable day for me. The mid-wife brought our newly born son outside the labour room, wrapped him in a towel and handed him over to me. As I held him for the first time, I looked at his eyes. He was winking at first. But then he looked straight […]

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Unschooling

Webinar on #Unschooling

Nandini, Advay and I were guests on a webinar hosted by Aarohi Life Education about #Unschooling and #OpenLearning. We were asked to share our journey of #Unschooling Advay on the Webinar and be available for open Q&A. Preparing for the Webinar, actually being on it and taking questions was a revealing experience for us. The […]

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Screenplays

It was meant to be

On a normal morning, Rahul gets a mysterious call from an unknown number asking him to find a girl on a Metro and speak to her, make friends with her & woo her. He does meet the girl on the Metro, exactly as described on the mysterious call, and discovers an instant connection with her. […]

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Screenplays

Lost and Found

The central character in this screenplay is a young man called Nagesh. He is fondly called as Nagi by his family and friends. He is poor, innocent and doesn’t have much knowledge of the world. He is struggling to find a job. His close friend Manja, who is street smart and has lot of connects […]

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Screenplays

The Music Is Worth Paying For

This screenplay is actually inspired from an experience my wife had with our son when they went for a trip to Mysore. I have blogged about it in another post here. You can either read the screenplay below or download the PDF for a later read. I began learning about writing screenplays when I took […]

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Existentialism Philosophy

It’s not a problem, it’s just what’s so.

Recently I bought “Speaking Being” and started reading it. The book is more like a screenplay of a specific 4 day and 1 evening Forum that was held from 27th December 1988. That particular Forum had 502 participants PLUS 40 Forum Leaders attending as participants PLUS another 100 people participating as observers. The 4 days […]

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Philosophy Unschooling

My son knows how to create his relationships

Yesterday evening, I was working on something. Advay, my 8 year old came by and without giving a damn about the fact that I was occupied with something, he started telling me something and demanded that I pay attention to him. I was super-pissed. In a angry tone I said – “Please give me some […]

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Moments

How dare you? Because, obviously…

My carbon footprint is significant. I have driven bikes/cars that run on petrol for ~24 years now. I use flights almost 6-10 times a year. I have bought clothes knowing that they come covered in plastic. I have bought products off the Internet knowing that they come covered in plastic. I have bought parcelled food […]