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Trapped in Love

March 08, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
He is standing at an intersection where two roads lead him to the same destination... But on one he walks alone and on the other he has someone to walk with... He starts to walk alone falling down and balancing... There is no one around except he and his road... But he is free... He keeps falling again and balancing again... Making some acqua...
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Fast tracking with International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP)

March 08, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
Fast tracking or Acceleration is an option in the United States where the students can transfer credits from their High School to college. This enables them to complete their college degree in less than four years. Fast tracking can be done either as examination-based program such as International Baccalaureate (IB) and College Board’s Advance Plac...
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Literacy in India

December 23, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Ancient India was referred to as the ‘Golden Bird’ for its tremendous wealth. It was time and again colonized by foreign powers that took advantage of the highly class based division of the society. These classes lived harmoniously amongst each other and had their own duties to fulfill. However, the disparity led to conflicts that were noticed by o...
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Decolonizing the Language

November 29, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Published in Cafe Dissensus. Please read here
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Synchronicity of 'a Life' and 'her Research'

January 26, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
My academic journey from Engineering (Biotechnology) to Natural Sciences to finally Social Sciences has been an exciting one. This post is inspired by a Qualitative research methods class I am taking this semester. Research in pure Sciences is mostly Quantitative for reasons that I do not want to tread upon here. Having read so many research articl...
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Portrayal of women in video games: 'Grey matter' or 'Sleaze matter'

December 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Abstract: Media plays an influential role in our everyday lives and video games are an important part of media. It is necessary to study the portrayal of women in video games because it has an indirect effect on how they are portrayed in reality. This study examined evolution of female video game characters over four decades with the help of a surv...
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Negotiating Curriculum

December 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
When we talk think about ‘negotiation’ we directly relate it to negotiating price of an article or negotiating salary. It directly or indirectly takes us to monetary aspect of negotiations. So ‘negotiating curriculum’ came as a surprise to me despite being a teacher for past several years. Boomer (1992) defines a model of negotiated curriculum in...
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My Vision of an Ideal Curriculum

November 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Education is the key to success for young students. It helps them build a strong foundation on which they can plan their life. Having been born to a family of educators, I have always been inspired to inculcate positive judgments that helped me ascertain my inner strengths and abilities, discovering what truly inspires me. As a teacher for over fi...
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Let’s talk about my cleavage: Why women resort to self-objectification?

November 14, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
I was most fascinated by Van Zoonen’s (1991) article on feminist perspective because it helped me understand feminism to certain extent, but it also rendered me unable to classify myself as a certain kind of feminist. In order to get rid of obfuscation, I came up with socio-liberal feminism. I believe that women deserve equal place in the society a...
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Homophobia: A Western phenomenon imposed on the ‘other world’?

November 01, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Butler (1991) acknowledges the ever-increasing violence against gays and lesbians and the fear of their erasure from public platforms. She questions if the inherent ‘identity’ of a person be transformed by mere political agenda or pressure from a homophobic society. However, the legal and societal attacks on gays is more evident than that on lesbia...
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Overcoming Violence and Conflicts through Peace and Human Rights Education

October 25, 2014  •  1 Comment
The spread of Peace Education has resulted in increased awareness of people towards their rights. The aim of this paper is to focus on the role of peaceful methods to overcome violence that were explained in detail in first paper. To narrow the scope of topic and provide in-depth understanding this paper will use examples of situations in which ste...
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Fair Assessments? Really?

October 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
‘ How to make assessments that are fair to all learners despite their previous knowledge, family background, first language and interests? ’ This question has been at the center of attention of educators for several years now. As we have started talking about ‘global education’ and ‘global citizenship’ and as people have started migrating from one...
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Gender Equal? : A Lesson Unit

August 21, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
“In the nineteenth century, the central moral challenge was slavery. In the twentieth century, it was the battle against totalitarianism. We believe that in this century the paramount moral challenge will be the struggle for gender equality around the world.” - Nicholas D. Kristof, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldw...
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Arts to Sciences: Photo Essay

August 14, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Robert Coles has stressed on the fact every now and then in his book ‘Doing Documentary Work’ that a photographer’s work reflects not only her or his perception about the subject but also the place from where the artist belongs and what s/he is feeling emotionally. The fact that surprises me is how different photographers can perceive the same subj...
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