Summary of previous meetings

  • Praveen Parmar – TutorTrek, Indore
    Thursday May 04th, 2017

    Co-Founder of TutorTrek Infosolution Pvt. Ltd and an educationist Praveen Parmar got his degree in Business Administration from Bhopal School of Social Sciences, Bhopal (M.P.) He worked with various educational institutions and also worked as a high grade instructor for various online educational platforms i.e. TutorVista and TeacherOn.  Praveen Parmar   He started his YouTube channel TutorTrek and a ...

  • Summer Camp – Miraaya – Mumbai
    Thursday May 04th, 2017

    Develops kids’ creativity, leadership skills and team playing Miraaya, a holistic growth center based in Mumbai, conducts summer camps, in-school training for teachers and students for several cities/countries. Miraaya has been co-founded by the eminent Physiotherapist and Life And Leadership Coach Dr. Nidhi Gupta, an award-winning author, columnist and visionary educator Ms. Megha Bajaj and a ...

  • Mumbai Travellers – Travel Club
    Thursday May 04th, 2017

    Mumbai Travellers, the largest travel club in Mumbai, is headed by Nilesh Haldankar, Saurabh Thakekar and Jogendra Prajapati. It is a unit of GoTravellism Pvt Ltd. Mumbai Travellers organises an annual summer camp. “Our motto is to strengthen the bond between parent and child and send them back with memories that they will treasure for life. We ...

  • Prabha Krishna – Yogabharati – Bengaluru
    Thursday April 20th, 2017

    Prabha Krishna is the Secretary, Chief Yoga therapist and Lifestyle consultant of Yogabharati. Yogabharati is a non-profit, voluntary trust organization with a vision of enhancing Health (physical), Happiness (mental), Knowledge (intellectual) & Peace (Spiritual) in life through a holistic approach to Yoga for all ages.  Prabha Krishna Yogabharati (YB), India started in Bangalore in the year ...

  • Dhara Mehta – The Kids Company – Mumbai
    Thursday April 20th, 2017

    Founded in 2013 by Dhara Mehta in Mumbai, The Kids Company is an intelligence building activity centre offering its fun filled and intellectually stimulating programs to children in the age group of 3 – 7 years. About the Program The Kids Company’s activities consist of a blend of educational games, I.Q. sessions, puzzles, mazes, crosswords and teaching ...

  • Miraaya – Mumbai
    Thursday April 20th, 2017

    Miraaya, a holistic growth center based in Mumbai, conducts summer camps, in-school training for teachers and students for several cities/countries. Miraaya has been co-founded by the eminent Physiotherapist and Life And Leadership Coach Dr. Nidhi Gupta, an award-winning author, columnist and visionary educator Ms. Megha Bajaj and a Chartered Accountant with philanthropic bent of mind ...

  • Aditi Mukherjee – GEMS Akademia International School, Kolkata
    Wednesday April 05th, 2017

    Ms. Aditi Mukherjee, Principal – GEMS Akademia International School, Kolkata hails from the lineage of an eminent educationist and freedom fighters. She is the granddaughter of the “Tamrapatra” winner. She has been associated with teaching at various levels for quite some years fructifying her childhood ambitions. Through her diverse experiences which also includes a brief ...

  • Sadhguru – Isha Foundation & Isha Home School, Coimbatore
    Wednesday April 05th, 2017

    Isha Home School is located amidst the tranquil surroundings of the Velliangiri Mountains near Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. Founded in 2005 by Sadhguru, the school strives to incorporate his educational approach into its day-to-day teaching process. It provides education for children upto grade 12. Mystic, Yogi, Visionary and founder of Isha Foundation, Sadhguru has been a delegate to ...

  • Dr. Munmun Nath – Calcutta International School
    Wednesday April 05th, 2017

    If we have to change the education system it’s important to get into it says Dr. Munmun Nath, Senior School Principal, Calcutta International School. She loves to teach. Teaching is her passion and teaching is her hobby. Teaching comes naturally to her. Her birthday is on 5th September, ‘The Teachers’ Day!’ As a child, on her birthday ...

  • Dr. Meenakshi Ravi – Meera Center for Music Therapy Education and Research, Bangalore
    Wednesday April 05th, 2017

    Dr. Meenakshi Ravi is a professional musician, music therapist, counsellor and executive director of the Therapy Center. She holds a masters degree in Social Work, Carnatic Music, Doctorate on “Psychosocial profile of women with marital discord and counselling intervention” from Bangalore University and proficiency in Carnatic Classical Vocal Music. She did professional counselling for more than ...

  •  Clifton Shipway – Maxton Strong School, Uttarakhand
    Wednesday April 05th, 2017

    An Australian by birth, Clifton Shipway came to India with his family to take care of The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission an orphanage which was started by his Grandfather. He wears a lot of hats here. He is not only the Deputy Director of the GSAM but also the Chairman of the Maxton Strong School and heads ...

  • Banani S Hazarika – Army Public School, Tezpur, Assam
    Tuesday April 04th, 2017

    Teaching has been my passion and being in teaching-learning process has always been a dream for me says Mrs. Banani S Hazarika, Principal of Army Public School, Tezpur, Assam. Her journey with APS began in 1996, and since then there is no looking back.She served the Army Public Schools for the last 21 years in various ...

  • Sachin Ravi – Walnut Knowledge Solutions, Bangalore
    Monday February 20th, 2017

    Conducted quizzes across the IITs and the IIMs, created knowledge properties – Prajavani Quiz Championship, the AscendasBizQuiz and ConQuest for Mysore Printers and so on. An alumni of National Public School, Indiranagar, Bangalore and a lawyer by education, Sachin Ravi got his degrees in law and business from Symbiosis Law School, Pune. He worked as a ...

  • Padma Shri J. L. Kaul – Secretary General – All India Confederation of the Blind – Delhi
    Monday February 20th, 2017

    Dedicated to advancing the lives of the young blind population through education, accessibility and innovation He challenged and dramatically changed society’s perceptions of individuals with visual disabilities. Born in Sri Nagar, Jammu and Kashmir Jawahar Lal Kaul lost his sight due to Smallpox at the tender age of five. Undeterred, he pursued his school and university ...

  • Ashok Kumar Thakur – Muni International School, New Delhi
    Monday February 20th, 2017

    Muni International School, New Delhi has carved a niche for itself as an affordable private school under the NISA Network. The current strength of the students in the school is 687 and teachers 35. The school opened its doors in 2002 and conducts classes from Nursery to class X. Ashok Kumar Thakur is the founder of ...

  • Talking to Prof. C.N.R. Rao
    Tuesday February 07th, 2017

    Please tell us in brief about your education background? I did my undergraduate studies in Bangalore in Central College and obtained a Masters degree from Banaras Hindu University. I then went to the US for studies (for Ph.D and postdoctoral work). At what stage you decided to become a scientist? Idea of becoming a scientist got into my ...

  • Dr. Panch. Ramalingam – Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA)
    Tuesday February 07th, 2017

    InSPA develops and promotes School Psychology and Human Values based education to elevate the poor from poverty through school education. A Reader (Associate Professor) in the UGC – Human Resource Development Centre (UGC – HRDC), Pondicherry University for the past two decades, Dr. Panch. Ramalingam is also the Founder President of the Pondicherry Psychology Association, Founder ...

  • Dr.Jitendra Nagpal – Association of Indian School Counselors and Allied Professionals
    Tuesday February 07th, 2017

    AISCAP empowers, supports and streamline the school counselors and allied professionals in their role to promote child and adolescent wellbeing Dr.Jitendra Nagpal (MD DNB) is the Program Director of Expressions India, the National Life Skills, Values, Community & School Wellness Program and also the chairperson of Association of Indian School Counselors and Allied Professionals. AISCAP was ...

  • Dr. Kalpana Sampath – Mindful Teaching: A journey towards teacher excellence
    Wednesday January 18th, 2017

    The teacher and the taught – need for Life education  Dr. Kalpana Sampath   Does Education to teachers stop when they begin education to others? If this question is asked to any teacher or Institution, the answer will be an instant ‘No’. When we qualify this question as what part of education of a teacher continues and what is ...

  • Mangala Ganesh – Librarian – Silver Oaks International School, Bangalore
    Tuesday January 17th, 2017

    Mangala Ganesh holds a Diploma, a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She has over thirteen years of rich experience in setting up and managing school and college library systems for various educational institutions in Bangalore. Mangala has been instrumental in setting up the school library from scratch while fulfilling the needs ...

  • Umar Jaffar – Eastern Public School, Bhopal
    Friday January 13th, 2017

    Talks about ‘how an IB curriculum different from traditional curriculum’ Mr Umar Jaffar has been the Director of Eastern Public School since January 2015. He has 25 years of experience in teaching. A post graduate and research scholar in Mathematics, Mr Jaffar’s love for education made him take the teaching path. He is not only an ...

  • Talking to Shovana Narayan – Renowned Kathak dancer of India
    Friday January 13th, 2017

    Shovana Narayan is a Kathak Maestro and an outstanding dancer. She created a new and innovative style of performing arts by enriching it with a deeper and wider canvas of expression and dimensions. She has been awarded with Padmashri in 1992 and Sangeet Natak Academy Awards in 1999. She talks to us about her school and ...

  • Deepa Kiran – Story Arts India
    Friday January 13th, 2017

    First Indian professional storyteller to represent India in Tehran For 18th Kanoon International Storytelling Festival Story Arts India offers storytelling with arts (music and movement integrated) performances and training workshops. Deepa Kiran is a professional storyteller of international repute, an educationalist, writer, compeer (hosting events) and voice-over artist. She is the author of a print-cum-audio book for ...

  • Raj Singh – Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
    Tuesday December 20th, 2016

    Nestled in a foothills of the Himalayas, Jim Corbett National Park is located in the state of Uttarakhand. Headed by Mr. Raj Singh, Corbett Wilds organises camps for visiting the park, adventure activities and educational school camps. Every year more than 10,000 children visit Corbett National Park for activity camps from all over the country especially ...

  • Hitesh Puri – Delhi Public School – East Ahmedabad
    Tuesday December 20th, 2016

    Delhi Public School, East Ahmedabad, a co-educational English medium school, believes in creating a child-centric, holistic and innovative learning environment. The school is a member of the Delhi Public School Society, which is a non-profit, non-proprietary educational body. Delhi Public School, East Ahmedabad, is affiliated with the Central Board Secondary Education (CBSE). Mr. Hitesh Puri has been the Principal for ...

  • Komal Singh – Learning Paths School, Mohali
    Tuesday December 20th, 2016

    Ms Komal Singh is the founder Principal of ‘Learning Paths School’ which started its journey as ‘The Millennium School’, Mohali on March 24, 2008. Ms Singh’s teaching career happened by accident and there is no looking back since then. From just doing a job it became a passion, a sort of vocation and she decided ...

  • Dr. Chhalamayi Reddy – Sri Aurobindo International School, Hyderabad
    Tuesday December 20th, 2016

    Situated in Hyderabad, Sri Aurobindo International School was established to exemplify Sri Aurobindo’s vision of integral education. The school is affiliated to the ISC board, catering to students from pre-primary to class XII. The school has also procured accreditation from the NIOS (National Institute of Open School) to facilitate students with special needs. Dr. Chhalamayi Reddy ...

  • Satish Chathanath – Pollen Cubes, Chennai
    Tuesday December 20th, 2016

    Creates child-friendly learning materials for pre-schools/kindergarten and professional development programs for teachers After spending more than 20 years in Creative Industry as a writer, concept thinker, communication strategist and creative consultant, Satish Chathanath moved on to IT and headed Branding, Corporate and Marketing Communications for Aspire Systems in 2000. For him, spending 4 years in a ...

  • Hole-in-the-Wall Education Project (HiWEP), New Delhi
    Tuesday December 20th, 2016

    Free Computer access for Underprivileged children Created by Dr. Sugata Mitra, NIIT’s Chief Scientist Emeritus Dr. Sugata Mitra Mr. Purnenddu Kumar Hotta, one of the team members of HiWEP spoke to us about Dr. Mitra’s interest in taking technology to under-privileged communities and observing how children learn. Excerpts from the interview: Hole-in-the-Wall Education Project was set-up to research and propagate ...

  • Talking to Ms. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw – Chairman and Managing Director, Biocon Limited
    Thursday December 01st, 2016

    Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is the current chairperson of IIM-Bangalore, and Chairman and Managing Director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore. She is on the Financial Times’ Top 50 women in business list. In 2016, she is featured in the list of most powerful women in the world at number 77 by Forbes magazine. Kiran ...

  • Ms. Mansi – Librarian – D.A.V International School, Ahmedabad
    Monday November 28th, 2016

    Mansi, the librarian at DAV School, Ahmedabad, has been associated with the school since 6.5 years. She goes on to explain how DAV School library is something unique, not seen anywhere else in the country and how big it is. She explains how the library is designed in a way that it attracts students: · Not a routine ...

  • Sonia Singh – Astha Kiran Shaikshik Evam Samajik Vikas Sansthan, Lucknow
    Monday November 28th, 2016

    A resident of Indira Nagar Lucknow, Ms. Sonia Singh started Astha Kiran Shaikshik Evam Samajik Vikas Sansthan in 2004 with a view to educate the girl child. The organisation works for the welfare of underprivileged children by providing free education through its ‘Shiksha Jyoti’ and ‘Support a Child’ programmes. Ms. Sonia also runs a free school ...

  • Shantanu Prakash – Educomp Solutions – Education Technology Services
    Monday November 28th, 2016

    Educomp, incorporated in 1994 is one of India’s leading Education Companies and the only company spread across the entire education ecosystem. From schools to skills; over last two decades, Educomp group has empowered over 30 million learners and educators across over 65,000 schools to imagine, think and create a better future. Mr. Shantanu Prakash, CMD, Educomp Solutions ...

  • Ajay Bohora – Credila Financial Services – Education Finance
    Monday November 28th, 2016

    Credila represents a story that highly driven, passionate and empowered team, driven by a clearly articulated vision and supported by a strong value system has a great potential to create history! Credila, founded in 2006 is India’s First Dedicated Education Loan Company with exclusive focus on funding students for their higher education in India and overseas. ...

  • Anu Lakhotia – English and Social Studies Teacher – DAV International School, Ahmedabad
    Monday October 31st, 2016

    With a vision to be known as the finest educational institutions in the world, DAV International School believes that the ideal method to bring about a change is initiating and has been working towards its goal since many years. It has been highly successful in its efforts also. Ms. Anu Lakhotia is with the school for the ...

  • Dr. C. S. Balachandran – The Institute of Geographical Studies, Bangalore
    Monday October 31st, 2016

    Dr. C. S. Balachandran is the founder and director of The Institute of Geographical Studies in Bangalore. He has had his higher studies in USA and after having worked there for many years, he returned to India with an aim to promote study of geography and to make it interesting to the students. He started The Institute ...

  • Interview – Sri Vyshnavi Yarlagadda – An International master of memory
    Thursday October 27th, 2016

    Sri Vyshnavi Yarlagadda (born 06 December 1995 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh) is the first Indian ever to win a gold medal at the  World Memory Championships. She attained her career best rank no. 2 in October 2013 in Names and Faces event by the World Memory Sports Council. She is the first Indian to set a Junior World ...

  • Kaye Jacob – The Heritage School – Gurgaon
    Sunday October 23rd, 2016

    Ms Kaye Jacob is a veteran educator with 40 years of experience across international schools in the U.S.A, Japan, India and Egypt. Ms. Jacob has been associated with the school since 6 years. She has a Master’s degree in Educational Policy and Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Language arts education both from the University ...

  • Amandeep Sadhu – Sherwood College, Nainital
    Sunday October 23rd, 2016

    Amandeep Sadhu, , the current Principal of Sherwood College, Nainital, a 145-year old reputable boarding school of India, has been associated with the school since March, 2004. He says, “Once a Sherwoodian forever a Sherwoodian”, best exemplifies the spirit and love of the children for their school. We are one of the few institutions who have ...

  • Talking to C. M. Chandrashekar – Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University
    Thursday October 13th, 2016

    His education journey in brief I completed my B.Sc from National College (Jayanagar) Bangalore, India. In 2002, I moved to University of Oxford, UK on Rhodes Scholarship. At Oxford, I worked on experimental Bose-Einstein condensates in Ultra-cold quantum matter group (Prof. C. J. Foot’s group), Clarendon Laboratory. While at Oxford, my interest towards theoretical aspects of ...

  • Kanmani Kavitha K – English Teacher – PSBB Learning Leadership Academy, Bangalore
    Thursday October 06th, 2016

    Tell us what is special about your school and its history briefly. PSBB Learning Leadership Academy is a CBSE school of about 2700 students. The school comprises of students aged between 2.5 years to 16 years. The motto of the school being “Indian Values Global Vision” students is being equipped to face global challenges adequately while holding on to Indian values. How ...

  • Khushnawaz Havewala – Edubridge International School, Mumbai
    Wednesday September 21st, 2016

    Ms.Khushnawaz Havewala has been associated with Edubridge International School, Mumbai for the past two years and she is teaching English for IB syllabus. She has played both teaching and non-teaching roles in her earlier assignments. She has taught English as second language in other international schools and has worked as Spoken English trainer, content writer, curriculum ...

  • Dr. Nivedita Ganguli – DAV International School, Ahmedabad
    Wednesday September 21st, 2016

    DAV International School, Ahmedabad, has been offering high quality and value-based education combining modern values and Vedic heritage. Ms. Nivedita Ganguli has been the Principal of the school since last one year though she is associated with the school for the past 17 years. She is the proud recipient of two awards – Dr. Zakir ...

  • Interview – Prakash Padukone
    Monday September 12th, 2016

    The man who took Indian Badminton to world stage by winning All England Badminton Championship in 1980 Please tell us about your childhood and education. I did my schooling in Bangalore. That was when I started playing Badminton at Canara Union courts in Malleshwaram at the age of 7. During 60’s Badminton was not that popular in ...

  • Mahendra Singh Chauhan – Sports Incharge – Rajkumar College, Rajkot
    Friday September 02nd, 2016

    Mr. Mahendra Singh Chauhan has been working as Sports In-Charge at Rajkumar College, Rajkot, a residential school, since 1996 and has become the head of the sports division in 2008. He has studied in the same institution and after having taken up Physical Education in 1996, has been working with the school since then. Sports Facilities Mr. Mahendra ...

  • Radha Baruah – Sanskriti – The Gurukul, Garchuk, Assam
    Thursday September 01st, 2016

    Sanskriti, the Gurukul, located in the outskirts of Guwahati amidst natural scenery and green hills, is the first of its kind in North East India and aims at making its students outstanding global citizens. Ms. Radha Baruah, the Principal of the school, endorses the vision of the school and says that the students cultivate their analytical ...

  • Shanthi Ramanujam – Head – Department of English, Delhi Public School, Vijayawada
    Thursday September 01st, 2016

    Mrs. Shanthi Ramanujam has been the HOD of English at DPS, Vijayawada, for the past 8 years. Born and brought up in Mumbai, she has had her education and start of career at Bharti Vidya Bhavan, Mumbai. It was in 1998 that she relocated to Vijayawada after her marriage and started teaching in Nirmala High School, ...

  • Mrs. Viral Parikh – Edubridge International School, Mumbai
    Wednesday August 31st, 2016

    Mrs. Viral Parikh is the founder and director of Edubridge International School, Mumbai. The school is the dream child of her husband who wanted to give their kids the best of education. Not convinced with the traditional way of teaching, they travelled and visited many schools. It was then that the idea of starting an ...

  • Interview – Abraham M Keita – Liberian teenager – Winner of International Children’s Peace Prize-2015
    Wednesday August 17th, 2016

    Abraham Keita was born in West Point, the largest slum of the Liberian capital Monrovia, in 1998. When he was a year old, civil war broke out for the second time in a decade. Between 1989 and 2003, a quarter of a million people are estimated to have been killed during the two conflicts, with ...

  • Vinita Arora – Vatsalya School, Pune
    Tuesday August 16th, 2016

    Vatsalya School, Pune, is headed by Ms. Vinita Arora, who has been associated with the school since 2009. She talks on various features of the school elaborately. The main aspects that differentiate Vatsalya School from the other schools are: · “This is the only school having good sports facility in the vicinity. The purpose of the school is ...