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Home Schooling Moments

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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Home Schooling

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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Home Schooling Philosophy

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 […]

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Home Schooling

Swayam – a chance to meet alt-schoolers

Omnio Parenting is a group of people (adults and children) dedicated to the exploration of new ways of schooling and learning. Many of the people from this group are also part of Temple Of Excellence, a learning centre in Bengaluru where they explore new ideas in the domain of learning and education. Learning here starts […]

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Home Schooling

From Nandini’s travel diary

My wife Nandini and Advay (our 8yo) had been to Mysore recently along with her Tripster Buddies. There were many moments in the whole trip, but one moment clearly stood out. The following is a note from her travel diary. Today, we went for the light and sound show at the palace. Just before we […]