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Adding magic to education

If any real magician decides to tell you the theory behind their trick, they’d be out of business before you could say ‘Magic’. The theories and inner workings of a magic trick are a fun thing to know, but the common man wants to be bamboozled; pulled in by the mystery of the trick; the utterly impossible nature of what he is about to see next.… Read more>
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The orange notebook

‘Dad?’ ‘Yes, Arup?’ ‘Do I have to give my 10th standard exams?’ Rajesh closed the door behind him and sat down next to his son. He wasn’t surprised at the question, but he hadn’t expected it so soon – just four months into 10th standard.… Read more>

Motives, failures and beyond

From a young age, we are asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” And kids give brilliant replies, like being an astronaut, a writer, a singer, a footballer… In a 2013 TEDx talk, young Logan LaPlante gave a simple, lovely response.… Read more>

A few rants about schools

There I stood in the library, waiting for the book to be stamped and given to me. I was going to be the first person in school to be reading it. The FIRST!! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Luck can’t get better than that.… Read more>

Fears of settling with mediocrity

Every child is special for their parents. That child is raised to believe that anything and everything is achievable if you work hard; that they should dream big and chase their dreams. My parents used to take me to watch the circus every year.… Read more>