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Uncategorized Unschooling

Elephant as bell for the cycle

Jagriti has been an interesting journey so far. Inspiring, eye-opening; but most of all confusing. On the ground, it is opening new kinds of interactions with my son. Couple of weeks ago, we had a session on creativity. Post that session, I started to pull my-creative side in my conversations with Advay. Here I share […]

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Technical

PropertyBinder class in Qt

In QML we have this super-cool feature that allows us to bind the property value of one object as a function of the property value of another object. For instance Item { width: anotherItem.width * 2 } In the example above, the width of one item is twice the width of another item. If for […]

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Existentialism Philosophy Uncategorized

Projects of Bad Faith

After a long time, I started to re-read books on existentialism from Gary Cox. Like he says, study of existentialism can be a hugely impactful thing. I was reading his book “Existentialist’s Guide to Death, the Universe and Nothingness” and tumbled upon this chapter about “Bad Faith”. I inquired into the kinds of bad-faith projects […]

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Moments

Falling from a 4 feet wall…

Every new year, some of us friends gang up in someone’s house and spend the night out (31st night). We play games, talk, dance, watch movies and indulge in “intellectual” talk. This year, we all ganged up at my place. We played a few games, got people to dance in couples, danced in groups, had […]

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Moments Technical

Acoustic Panels, Flooring, Full HD Projector, 320cm Screen, Kodi Home Theatre …

In Aug this year, I dropped by at the Bangalore 2016 WhatHiFi event. Every piece of equipment that go into making a good home theater was featured in the event. On display were projectors, screens, speaker systems, amplifiers, seating furniture… Everything you would need to build a great home theater. Both desi and international brands were on […]

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Moments

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.

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Moments Unschooling

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

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Moments Unschooling

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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Unschooling

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.

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Unschooling

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.