Introducing Aksharit, the first ever word game designed for an Indian language

I have the pleasure of introducing Aksharit; the first ever Indian language word game created by a team of 3 IIT graduates. One of my friends, Rajat Dariwal, is one of the 3 people, the team that created Aksharit. Aksharit won IIM Calcutta’s National Business Idea Competition “Ideas to Implementation” in January 2009. What is […]

A village kid gets into Medicine. Now what?

Read in the papers today about Shrishaila Kumbar, who is from a village near Hubli and who is all set to start his studies in Medicine. He is a Kannada medium student, who scored about 85 per cent in PUC. He secured a good enough rank in CET and has a reservation under 2A category. Poverty came […]

Tuition classes – What do Bangalore teachers and parents have to say?

In the last week’s Education Supplement in the Deccan Herald, one of my articles appeared. The online version is here. Here’s a slightly longer version of the same. Tuition classes have come to be a mainstay and are a big part of our educational ecosystem. With the kind of competition children these days face at […]