Summary of previous meetings

  • Talking to – Prof. B. K. Chandrashekar, former minister for primary education, Karnataka
    Thursday August 11th, 2016

    Prof. B. K. Chandrashekar, is a former minister for primary education and minister for IT, Karnataka. He insists on teaching English compulsorily to all the children in rural India so as to help them overcome inferiority complex and allowing one and all to have power of expression.  In this conversation he talks about his school ...

  • Bhavani – Biology Teacher – Delhi Public School, Vijayawada
    Tuesday July 26th, 2016

    Bhavani, P.G.T, is working as a Biology teacher in DPS, Vijayawada for the past six years. Before that, she worked as the Principal in ICSE school on Vikasa Vidyavanam campus. Previously, she also served as the Principal and as a teacher of Biology at Dr. KKR International CBSE school. Motivation Mrs. Bhavani teaches biology for classes 11 ...

  • Wasim Khan – Sports teacher – Aaryan World School, Pune
    Tuesday July 26th, 2016

    Mr. Wasim Khan is a sports teacher at Aaryan World School, Pune and he talks about the status of physical education and training in schools. He has been working as a Physical Education teacher for the past one year at Aaryan World School. Wasim Khan is a national athlete in hurdles race and he sheds ...

  • Jayachandran Palazhy – Founder and Artistic Director – Attakkalari
    Tuesday July 26th, 2016

    Attakkalari – Centre for Movement Arts Attakkalari combines unique blend of traditional dance styles, such as Kalaripayattu and Bharatanatyam, with contemporary, ballet and other international styles Jayachandran Palazhy is the Founder and Artistic Director of Attakalari which offers diploma courses for various types of dance forms. SCOPE FOR BECOMING A DANCE ARTIST Attakalari offers one year diploma courses. “The rules are ...

  • Braj Kishore Mishra – Librarian – The Rajkumar College, Rajkot
    Monday July 25th, 2016

    Mr. Braj Kishore Mishra is a librarian at Rajkumar school for the past 8 years. He has been working as librarian after completing his Masters in Librarian degree. He has worked in many schools in Gujarat as a librarian and has also worked as a librarian for an ISO school in UP. Facilities at the Library The ...

  • Kavita Sahay, Director-School Operations and Academic – VIBGYOR High Group of Schools
    Tuesday July 19th, 2016

    Ms. Kavita Sahay followed the words of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Mr. Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” She believes that educators have the ability to inspire a generation and be instrumental in triggering a positive change and making the world a better place. She has always looked upon it ...

  • Talking to – Dr. B.L Shankar – President, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, Karnataka
    Thursday July 14th, 2016

      Dr. B. L Shankar, President, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath is  veteran political leader in Karnataka. In every election right from 1977 Parliament till 2016 recent elections he has been there either as a worker or as a contestant or as a campaigner.  He has served as minister in Karnataka State Government and was also the Chairman ...

  • Nabanita Barman – Social Science teacher – Secondary, Pawar Public School, Hinjewadi
    Monday July 11th, 2016

    Ms. Nabanita Barman, the Social Science teacher at Pawar Public School, Hinjewadi, has been associated with the school for six years. She is also the in-charge of all school activities, takes care of participation, and oversees events in the school such as Annual day or the Sports day. As a Social Science teacher, Ms. Nabanita Barman ...

  • Talking to Dr. G Immanuel – CISCE Chairman
    Monday July 11th, 2016

    Dr. Immanuel, Chairman CISCE talks extensively on the education system and the various boards controlling education in India in an exclusive interview with India School News. Dr. Immanuel begins by saying, “There is a world of difference in schooling between then and now. The transition is like a “Sage on the stage to Guide by the ...

  • Shankar Singh Adhikari – The Rajkumar College, Rajkot
    Thursday June 30th, 2016

    146 years old co-educational boarding and day school catering children between ages five to eighteen The Rajkumar College situated in Rajkot, Gujarat, is headed by Mr. Shankar Singh Adhikari as Principal for the last 3 years. About his experience in the school, Mr. Adhikari says “Very nice. I must tell you this school is the oldest ...

  • Charles Clarance – Dr. MPS World School, Agra
    Thursday June 30th, 2016

    Children spread the social message about female education and cleanliness through street plays in the public spots of Agra. Charles Clarance is the principal of Dr. MPS World School. The school came into existence in 2012. It’s been only one and a half year, he took on the school and guided it through the upgradation process. ...

  • Balakrishna Prabhu – Champions Chess Academy, Bangalore
    Thursday June 30th, 2016

    Chess has caught the imagination of the nation when Vishwanathan Anand emerged as the World champion. Champions Chess Academy is now taking the game of 64 squares to a different level. It was founded by National and FIDE rated player, Chess Master Balakrishna Prabhu who has the experience of coaching more than 2000 children. He started ...

  • Talking to – Mrs Rani Satish – Former Minister, Karnataka Government
    Wednesday June 29th, 2016

    Mrs Rani Satish , Former Minister in Karnataka Government talks about her school days and her thoughts on the present state of education. Excerpts from a recent conversation.   School days I took my primary school education at my native place Nandinathpura, a small village in Periyapatna Taluk, Mysore District, Karnataka. We never had table and desk as ...

  • Sam Charles Daniel – Music Teacher – Cluny Convent, Bengaluru
    Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

    Sam Charles Daniel, a Music teacher at Cluny Convent, Malleshwaram, Bangalore, teaches the art of singing to about 2400 children. He coaches them on different voices, such as first voice and second voice and harmony too. “I teach musical instruments such as piano, keyboard, guitar, violin, cello, and drum. Apart from the school, I have my own ...

  • Dr. Savita Kelkar, German Language Coordinator, Indo German Teachers Association, Pune
    Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

    Dr. Savita Kelkar is the German Language Coordinator at Indo German Teachers Association and she is also working as a teacher in Fergusson College, Pune. She is the first lady member of the German Society. The opportunities she got here have made her grow and she says “I am lucky to be here and I ...

  • Sanjiv Kedia, MSc (Yoga) – Yoga Teacher – Kendriya Vidyalaya, Air Force Training Command, Hebbal, Bangalore
    Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

    Sanjiv Kedia has been the Yoga teacher at Kendriya Vidyalaya at Air Force, Bangalore, for the past one year. Prior to joining, he was teaching at various concerns like Jindal and was also working as a freelancer. He has been into corporate teaching since last 13 years. Experience When asked why he moved to teaching yoga in schools, Mr. ...

  • Madathil Achoth Ashit, Program Leader (Sports), The Heritage School, Gurgaon
    Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

    Mr. Madathil Achoth Ashit, Program Leader (Sports) in The Heritage School Gurgaon, for last five years talks about the sports activities that he helps the children with. The school works on ten different sports and teams in different categories. They have cricket, basketball, hockey, volley ball, football and they have got 10 teams. The teams include ...

  • Mr. S. B. Rao, Dean of Delhi Public School, Vijayawada
    Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

    Mr. S.B. Rao, Dean of Delhi Public School, Vijayawada for 4 years now has had an illustrious career having served as Deputy Commissioner in Jawahar Navodaya and has also worked in Shillong for a long time. He retired in 2011 and started working in CBSE affiliated schools. He has also worked in IIM, Bangalore and ...

  • Prajodh Rajan – CEO – Eurokids International
    Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

    EuroKids International Ltd is the largest education services provider in the Pre-School segment and one of India’s largest children’s book publishing companies. EuroKids specializes in early childhood education, preschool programs. Mr. Prajodh Rajan, CEO launched the first schools in Western and Central suburbs of Mumbai in 2001-2002. When asked what motivated them to start Eurokids, Mr. Prajodh ...

  • Sunanda – Pre primary coordinator – Pawar Public School, Hinjewadi
    Thursday June 16th, 2016

    Ms. Sunanda is the Principal of pre-primary school. She was working in Chennai with another school and when she shifted to Mumbai, she wanted to be a part of a growing school and joined Pawar Public School. She has seen the school grow right from scratch when it had no proper building or classrooms. She ...

  • Sonal Band – Aaryans World School, Pune
    Thursday June 16th, 2016

    Sonal Band is the Principal of the Aaryans World School, Pune. She has been associated with the school since 9 years – ever since the school was established in 2007. As the major advantages of the school, Ms. Sonal points out: · The school is located in a valley and it is an eco-friendly school. · It has ...

  • Talking to – Kavitha Lankesh
    Wednesday June 08th, 2016

    Renowned filmmaker and director in Kannada cinema industry Kavitha started her film career with a documentary on children’s nature camp. Deveeri, a movie based on a short story by P. Lankesh, saw her debut as a director. Deveeri won several State, National and International awards, including International Critics Award and the National Debut Director Award for Kavitha ...

  • Talking to – Shri P.G.R. Sindhia
    Saturday June 04th, 2016

      Mr. P.G.R Sindhia is a professor turned politician.  He is a veteran political leader and former minister in Karnataka.  Was elected MLA from his constituency for 25 years –   won 6 times and  served as a minister for nearly 18 years! Mr. Sindhia strongly feels teachers are the biggest strength of the country. Childhood days ...

  • Reshma Shrinivas – Founder, WeCare Learning Pvt Ltd
    Monday May 30th, 2016

    WeCare Learning Pvt Ltd started by Mrs. Reshma Shrinivas in 2008 is a chain of daycare and play group centers with its head office at HSR Layout, Bangalore. As an IT professional when she came back from USA, she realized that “there are lot of women going on maternity but not coming back to work ...

  • Pratima Sinha – Meridian School, Hyderabad
    Monday May 30th, 2016

    Meridian School, located in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, is the flagship school of Meridian Group of Schools and is being headed by Ms. Pratima Sinha since May 2014. The school aims at providing quality education and is considered unique because of the many special features. Ms. Sinha lists some of the salient features of the school as: · ...

  • Nirmal Verma – Director – Kidzee Tulips, Kolkata
    Monday May 30th, 2016

    Finding the right pre-school is probably the first major ‘life-impacting’ decision for parents. Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. The major challenges India is facing in preschool education is firstly the awareness, necessity and importance of preschool education both in urban and in rural ...

  • Talking to – Shankar Mahadevan
    Thursday May 19th, 2016

    Tell us about your childhood and education? How did your inclination towards music start? I grew up in Chembur- Mumbai and went to OLPS school (Our Lady of Perpetual Succour High School). The earliest time I remember is, when my mother had taken me to a relative’s house – I must have been around 6 years ...

  • Deepali Nene – Kohinoor International School (Primary Section), Mumbai
    Thursday May 19th, 2016

    A fast growing business group based in Mumbai, Kohinoor has a significant presence in fields as diverse as Education, Hospitality, Real Estate, Healthcare and Power.Kohinoor Education Trust is a unit of Kohinoor group, which is in education since 1961, and has, over the decades, become known as the foremost entity to empower private vocational education ...

  • Talking to – G. Madhavan Nair – Former ISRO Chairman
    Wednesday May 18th, 2016

    G. Madhavan Nair (born October 31, 1943) is the former Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation and Secretary to the Department of Space, Government of India since September 2003 and was also the Chairman, Space Commission. He was also the Chairman of Governing Body of the Antrix Corporation, Bangalore. Madhavan Nair was awarded the Padma ...

  • Kopal Maheshwari – Little Einsteins, Hyderabad
    Tuesday May 17th, 2016

    Little Einsteins was started by Ms. Kopal Maheshwari in 2008 and currently has 49 branches. A model centre was opened in Hyderabad after a whole year of research and development. Multiple Intelligence Preschool Talking about the motivation to start this school, Ms. Maheshwari says that there are different ideologies to teach and when she realized that there ...

  • Anusha Bharadwaj, VOICE 4 Girls
    Tuesday May 17th, 2016

    Mission to enable marginalized adolescent girls in India to take charge of their future Big organizations with big titles make big news. Teach for India, the Red Cross, just to name a few, are household names, but they’re not the only ones enacting change around the world. VOICE 4 Girls is a social enterprise that enables marginalized ...

  • Vivek Pathak, SRJNA
    Tuesday May 17th, 2016

    SRJNA – Builds and provides teaching aids & methodologies to schools Brand initiated by 4 alumni of IITs who want to make disruptive change in school education Please tell us about SRJNA SRJNA started by me and my other three co-founders is our venture to inspire each and every individual who is into educating children to rethink ...

  • Malini Joshi – Media Team Les Elfes – India
    Tuesday May 17th, 2016

    Indian Wing of Swiss Organization Ms Malini Joshi is the team member of Les Elfes India. It is the Indian Wing of a Swiss Organization Les Elfes International , with over 27 years of working with children. This organization offer opportunities to young adults between the ages of 7 and 18 years, to discover and learn ...

  • Rajni Deshmukh, Stepping Stones Preschool, Pune
    Wednesday May 04th, 2016

    Ms. Rajni Deshmukh is the founder of Stepping Stones Preschool, Pune, whose interest and liking for taking classes for children that made her think of starting the school. She had always liked painting, elocution, and conducting summer camps and cultural activities involving children. Here she is happy that she can organize the school in her ...

  • Santanu Das, Sarala Birla Academy, Bangalore
    Wednesday May 04th, 2016

    Mr. Santanu Das heads the Sarala Birla Academy in Bangalore since past seven years. It is a residential school for boys. Student experience Mr. Das says “Life at Sarala Birla Academy is a continuous adventure and the students play a big role in the functioning of our school.” They are always engrossed in activities such as the ...

  • E. Kameswari, Oasis School, Hyderabad
    Wednesday May 04th, 2016

    Oasis School located in Rai Durga, Hyderabad, has Ms. E. Kameswari as its Principal, who has been associated with the school since April 2009. School Features ·The school believes in man making and nation building. · Training of Lead India 2020 with the school correspondent as the national coordinator · Various clubs and activities to make the children learn ...

  • Talking to – Shri H.D Kumaraswamy – Former Chief Minister, Karnataka
    Friday April 22nd, 2016

      Mr. H. D. Kumaraswamy was the 18th Chief Minister of Karnataka from (3 February 2006 – 9 October 2007). Here are excerpts of a brief conversation we had with him on his school days and his current views on school education.    My School I studied in Kannada medium school in Holenarasipura, my village. There was respect and fear between teachers ...

  • Ms. Lina Ashar – Founder of Kangaroo Kids of Billabong High International School.
    Thursday April 21st, 2016

    Billabong High International School Branch “Biggest drawbacks in Indian education system is the board examination which forces the kid to be engaged in rote learning.” Ms. Lina Ashar, who is an Australian citizen is the founder of Kangaroo Kids of Billabong High International School. She started her career as a teacher in Australia. When she came to ...

  • Devendra Kumar – Pawar Public School, Hinjewadi
    Thursday April 21st, 2016

    Pawar Public School located in Hinjewadi in Maharashtra focuses on imparting education to the needy under the able leadership of Mr. Devendra Kumar, who has had his schooling from St. Paul’s, Darjeeling. He has been associated with Pawar Public School since its inception 4 years ago. When asked how Pawar Public School is different from other ...

  • Naman Saraswat – Director of Sports, The Scindia School, Gwalior
    Thursday April 21st, 2016

    Mr.Naman Saraswat is the Director of Sports The Scindia School, Gwalior. He is a post graduate in Physical Education, M.Phil, and UGC-NET cleared and has also done PG in English. A Ranji trophy probable from UP, he has also represented MP in Squash and his interest expands to other sports activities like tennis, badminton, and ...

  • Major Priya Jhingan – First woman to join Indian Army
    Monday April 04th, 2016

    Trained skier and keen trekker too! “Children should make use of technology wisely and not misuse it, spend more time with family and friends rather than with gadgets. Hard work is the key to follow one’s dreams.” When did you join Indian Army and how long did you serve it? I joined the Indian Army on 21st September ...

  • Ms. Anuradha Krishnan – PRIMUS School, Bangalore
    Monday April 04th, 2016

    PRIMUS School in Bangalore is headed by Ms. Anuradha Krishnan since 2011. She has served as lecturer in various colleges before joining PRIMUS as the Vice Principal. PRIMUS offers IGCSE and A Level curriculum and PUC course after Grade 10. About PRIMUS: · Vibrant intellectual community of teachers and students with total belief in the power of ...

  • Vasantha S. Raman – D.A.V Public School, Kukatpally, Hyderabad
    Monday April 04th, 2016

    “Excellent teachers are the key to success of any educational institution.” The association of Mrs. Vasantha S. Raman with D.A.V Public School, Hyderabad dates back to 1994. She has found the culture of the school to be a right blend of both Eastern and Western worlds. With a firm root in Vedic Culture, the students are ...

  • Aarti (Shifa) Khan – Social Studies teacher, Bombay Cambridge School, Andheri (West), Mumbai
    Friday March 25th, 2016

    Ms. Aarti (Shifa) Khan is an Administrator and teacher at Bombay Cambridge School, Andheri West, Mumbai since 1999. She teaches Social Studies, History, and Geography whenever possible. She says, the school “has always believed in delivering curriculum in a way easier for students to understand and in a very well planned manner.” The school has a ...

  • Shilpi Jayant Mathur – Science teacher, Jayshree Periwal High School, Jaipur
    Friday March 25th, 2016

    Ms.Shilpi Jayant Mathur is the Coordinator and Science teacher at Jayshree Periwal High School situated in Jaipur,Rajasthan, for the past two years. She has worked in DAV and Vasant Valley Group in New Delhi also. As a coordinator, she coordinates the CBSE work of the school and takes science lessons for 11th and 12th classes. Thoughts on ...

  • Dhirendra Sharma – Maths teacher, The Scindia School, Gwalior
    Friday March 25th, 2016

    The Scindia School, Gwalior has Mr. Dhirendra Sharma as its Coordinator and Mathematics teacher. He has been associated with the school since 20 years. He started his career as a mathematics teacher and became the HOD in 2007. He teaches mathematics to classes 10 and 12. As a Co-ordinator He talks about his role as a coordinator ...

  • Arpit Agrawal, Founder – MyKidsArena.com
    Friday March 25th, 2016

    One Stop Shop for All Play School Products Client base of more than 1000 play schools across India Arpit Agrawal – Founder MyKidsArena.com is “One Stop Shop for All Play School Products” door-delivering material to schools to all cities and states of India. MyKidsArena.com founder is Arpit Agrawal, a computer science graduate from BITS, Pilani. His parents are ...

  • Pradeep Yarlagadda – Pampered Kidz, Hyderabad
    Friday March 25th, 2016

    From birthday parties to summer camp activities, a suitable place for creativity & fun Pampered Kidz, a kids activity centre and birthday party zone with a diverse line up of kids learning activities facilitated to strengthen children both mentally and physically. It has a Saloon and Spa too which makes it’s name more meaningful. Mr Pradeep ...

  • Dr. Aruna Appasamy, Vani Vidyalaya Senior Secondary and Junior College, Chennai
    Friday March 25th, 2016

    Vani Vidyalaya Senior Secondary and Junior College, well-known for its spacious and airy surroundings and an exceptional infrastructure in Chennai, has Dr. Aruna Appasamy at its helm for the past five years. She points out the special features of the school as: · Digital Classrooms · Chalk transformed into light pens being used by teachers · CCTV surveillance all ...

  • Sunita Mankotia – Vice Principal, Army Public School, Ahmedabad
    Monday March 21st, 2016

    Ms.Sunita Mankotia has been associated with the Army Public School Ahmedabad since 2014 as Vice Principal and for the past two months she has been officiating as Principal. In the Army School, the students are usually from the family of army background. They come from different regions, speak different languages, follow various religions and their ...