Summary of previous meetings

  • My school days – Captain G R Gopinath
    Thursday March 10th, 2016

      Million of Indians could live their dream in reality to travel by airplane. It was made possible by Captain Gorur Ramaswamy Iyengar Gopinath, Indian entrepreneur, the founder of Air Deccan. He worked in Indian Army for a decade, served the nation as politician and is inspiring the youth through his writing. Captain G R Gopinath ...

  • Dr. Suchitra Bhattacharya, Army Public School, Kolkata
    Friday February 26th, 2016

    Army Public School, located in Ballygung Circular Road, Kolkata, is headed by the principal, Dr. Suchitra Bhattacharya. The school is mainly run for the children of the Armed forces with 10-15% seats for civilian students. Teaching Faculty Dr. Bhattacharya says, “We have teachers from different backgrounds. We have 30% teachers from army background because they are all ...

  • Priyadarishini Saravanan, Mount Carmel Global School, Hyderabad
    Friday February 26th, 2016

    Ms. Priyadarishini Saravanan took over as the Principal of Mount Carmel Global School, Hyderabad about five years back. She also has an experience of five years as Principal of a reputed CBSE school at Yelahanka, Bangalore. She is married to an Air Force Officer and was the President of AFWWA (L), Madh Island, Mumbai. School Ambience Talking ...

  • Madhu Maini, Jayshree Periwal High School, Jaipur
    Friday February 26th, 2016

    Jayshree Periwal High School, located at Chitrakoot Scheme, Adjoining Stadium, Ajmer Road, Jaipur, is headed by Ms. Madhu Maini for the past 14 years since inception. She says that the strength of the school is personal attention and one to one care. Every child should love coming to school and the personal connect with children ...

  • Zeenat Bhojabhoy, Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai
    Friday February 26th, 2016

    Jamnabai Narsee School, situated in Narsee Monjee Bhavan, NS Road no: 7, JVPD Scheme, Vile Parle West, Mumbai 400049, is headed by Ms. Zeenat Bhojabhoy who joined the institution in 1998. Initially the school had ICSE curriculum but now have international curricula also. “The school encourages the continuing education for all its staff.” Ms Bhojabhoy ...

  • Vanita Gambhir, Vibgyor High School, Navi Mumbai (Airoli)
    Friday February 26th, 2016

    Ms. Vanita Gambhir is the principal of Vibgyor High School, Airoli. She elaborates the various stints in her career as a teacher which started in a school in Kharghar, Punjab. She started off as a teacher of primary section and finally took charge as a Vice Principal.   When she had to shift to Mumbai, she was ...

  • Dr. Madhav Deo Saraswat, The Scindia School, Gwalior
    Friday February 26th, 2016

    The Scindia School situated in Fort, Gwalior, is headed by Dr. Madhav Deo Saraswat as its Principal for the past one year. The unique features of the school as listed by him are: · Atmosphere of warmth and affection · Supportive and spiritually aware community which challenges learners, develops resilience, and encourages intellectual risk-taking.” · Encourage academic brilliance, individual ...

  • Mr. Namasivayam, Maharishi Vidya Mandir Sr. Sec. School, Chennai
    Friday February 26th, 2016

    Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, located in Chetpet, Chennai is a CBSE recognized school and has grown into a very well-known educational institution with about six thousand students. The school also has classes up to 12th standard. Mr. Namasivayam, a dedicated educationist is the principal of the school. He has been associated with the ...

  • Rajni Aiyer, French Teacher – Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, Bangalore
    Wednesday February 17th, 2016

    French is one of the leading languages of Europe and the world. It’s an official language of many of the world’s organizations such as the United Nations, UNESCO etc. French is the most learned second language in Europe and around the globe after English. Mrs. Rajni Aiyer says, “Children have a sense of pride when they ...

  • Gaurav Tekriwal – Founder President of the Vedic Maths Forum India
    Wednesday February 17th, 2016

    Imparting High Speed Vedic Mental Mathematics skills over the past fifteen years across the globe Gaurav is the author of ‘Maths Sutra’, ‘Speed Math’ and his Complete DVD set on the topic is popular among Students and Academicians worldwide. Through television programs, DVDs and Books he has taken the Vedic Maths System to over 4 million ...

  • Jyoti Dhawan- Him Jyoti School – Dehradun
    Wednesday February 17th, 2016

    An initiative by the Former Governor of Uttarakhand, Sudarshan Agarwal in 2005, Him Jyoti School is a unique state-of-the-art free residential school which is spread out in 10 acres of beautiful campus for 273 meritorious girls from economically weak families. The girls are selected from remote areas of Uttarakhand and are imparted free of cost, ...

  • Talking to – Shri. Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, Former Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Karnataka.
    Tuesday February 09th, 2016

        Shri Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri is a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party in Karnataka. He is Five time MLA and  served as the Minister for Primary and Secondary Education in the earlier Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government of Karnataka. In this interview with India School News,  he talks about the state of Karnataka school education.   Excerpts ...

  • Dr. Vidya Sravanthi, Reqelford International School, Hyderabad
    Thursday January 28th, 2016

    About Reqelford is an international school situated in Hyderabad that was established for the holistic development of students and inculcate good values in them. The learning curriculum of the school has been designed to empower students pass through seven pillars of knowledge, faith, love, joy, self-management, perseverance and excellence. The school offers the Cambridge and CBSE ...

  • Shilpa Shashidhar, Professional Karnatak Classical Musician (vocal), Bangalore
    Thursday January 28th, 2016

    An engineer by qualification, Winner of state level competition held by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 2nd rank in VIDWAT EXAM and a B-high graded AIR artist Smt Shilpa Shashidhar comes from a simple joint family with high values and strict discipline. Her childhood was dedicated to music. She vouches on her gurus, Smt Meenakshi, who put ...

  • Iffat Ibrahim, Chirec International School, Hyderabad
    Thursday January 28th, 2016

    Chirec is an international school that was established to provide a strong and holistic academic foundation to students. Ms. Iffat Ibrahim has been the principal of the school since 2011. Chirec is situated in Hyderabad. The school offers CBSE, IB and Cambridge curriculum. Features The vision of the school is to provide quality education to students and ...

  • J. Ajeeth Prasath Jain, Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram, Chennai
    Thursday January 28th, 2016

    Bhavan’s Rajaji is a co-educational school that imparts education to students from G to class 12. The school was established with an objective to strengthen the scholastic and non-scholastic development of children. The school is affiliated to the CBSE board and is situated in Chennai. Mr. J.Ajeeth Prasath Jain has completed 30 years with the ...

  • Talking to – Dr. L Subramaniam 
    Wednesday January 20th, 2016

    The greatest Classical Indian Violinist Trained in the classical Carnatic music tradition and Western classical music and renowned for his virtuoso playing techniques and compositions in orchestral fusion Tell us about your childhood and education? How did your inclination towards music start? My parents were musicians. As a child, my father Prof V. Lakshminarayana was my hero and he played Violin. ...

  • Poonam Arora, Bombay Cambridge School, Mumbai
    Wednesday January 20th, 2016

    Ms. Poonam Arora is the Principal of Bombay Cambridge School located in Andheri West, Mumbai. She has been associated with the school as a teacher from 1998-2007 and as Principal from 2007. Ms. Arora says, “a special feature of our school is The CARE centre (The Counseling and Remedial Education centre)! Any child, who is not ...

  • Revathi Ramkrishna, Holy Writ School, Pimploli Village, Thane
    Wednesday January 20th, 2016

    Holy Writ School in Pimploli Village, Near Barvi Dam Badlapur (W) – Thane is a residential school spread on 13 acres of land and catering to the educational needs of young minds and developing them into great citizens of the nation in future under the dynamic guidance of its principal, Mrs. Revathi Ramkrishna. When asked about the ...

  • Dr. Nirmala Krishnan, Mahindra World School, Chengalpet, Tamil Nadu
    Wednesday January 20th, 2016

    Mahindra World School, located in Plot no: 30, 2nd Avenue, Mahindra World City, Chengalpet, Tamil Nadu 603004, started in 2008, has been a role model for many other CBSE schools in the country. It strives to make the school experience a memorable one for the children. Complete development of children, performance and training to respond ...

  • Syamala Dandapani – Correspondent, Deeksha High School – Bangalore
    Tuesday January 19th, 2016

    Deeksha High School, founded in 2008 is a result of partnership between ACE- Academic Centre for Excellence, led by Dr G.Sridhar and Sahasra Deepika Institute, a home for under privileged girl children. The founders of Sahasra Deepika, Dr. G Sridhar & Mrs. Ramakrishna started it with the sole aim of nurturing less privileged children with ...

  • My school days – Dr. Devi Shetty
    Friday January 08th, 2016

    I feel sorry for the students today. They come back from school and start with so much of home work, competitive exams, CET and all kinds of things Stuff. All put together we have made their childhood hell! We don’t need to. Unfortunately we have created so many bottlenecks in the education system that children ...

  • My school days – Shri Ashok Kheny
    Friday January 08th, 2016

    Mr. Ashok Kheny, 65 is currently MLA (Karnataka Assembly)  and MD of the Bangalore – Mysore NICE Road project. He recalls his school days and reflects on the state of education and society today. My school days Basically my education is more like a gypsy as I had studied in different schools at various locations. I did ...

  • Deepshikha Srivastava, Rajhans Vidyalaya, Mumbai
    Tuesday January 05th, 2016

    Situated in Mumbai Rajhans Vidyalaya was established in the year 1982. The school was built with a vision of making education a meaningful experience for children ensuring their complete holistic development. Ms. Deepshikha Srivastava is the principal of the school and has been associated through the journey of the school since 1984. Rajhans is affiliated to the CBSE board. Sensitivity ...

  • Ayon Global Education Services Pvt Ltd, Bangalore
    Tuesday January 05th, 2016

    Introducing Online DIGITAL LEARNING Solutions has become a necessity today Ayon Global Education Services Private Limited transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to Schools & Educational Institutions – large and small, rural and sub-urban and everything in between. Karthik Narayanan CEO & Founder Ayon with Ben ...

  • Neelesh V Bhadoriya,VIP International School, Ahmedabad
    Tuesday January 05th, 2016

    Mr. Neelesh V Bhadoriya has been associated with V.I.P. International school for 7 years and counting. One of the most esteemed institutions of Ahmedabad, this school is situated near Anku Tenement, Nikol, Ahmedabad. Believing in providing utmost students’ growth and parent’s satisfaction, VIP International School has walked on the path of quality education. FREEDOM AT WORK To ...

  • Ranjit Dass, Nath Valley School, Aurangabad
    Tuesday January 05th, 2016

    Nath Valley School, located in Aurangabad, is a co-educational school that follows CBSE syllabus and focuses on character development through a balanced curriculum and an all-round education. Mr. Ranjit Dass, founder principal believes that Nath Valley School that has carved a niche for itself as one of the best schools in the country. Facilities: Mr. Dass believes ...

  • V. Shashi Bala, Brahm Prakash D.A.V School, Hyderabad
    Tuesday January 05th, 2016

    Brahm Prakash DAV school in Hyderabad is a co-educational school affiliated to CBSE,New Delhi. Currently working as a Principal, Mrs. V. Sashi Bala highlighting the special feature of the school says, “The school focuses on the holistic development of the child and aims to inculcate value that will allow him/her to act with thoughtfulness and ...

  • Sethuraman. G, Thiruthangal Nadar Vidhyalaya, Chennai
    Tuesday January 05th, 2016

    About the school Located in Chennai, TNV School was established in the year 2010. Affiliated to the CBSE board, the school imparts education to students from kindergarten to class X. Mr. Sethuraman. G is the Principal of the school for the past three years. Special Features ‘Service to Mankind is service to God’ was the thought behind setting ...

  • Interview – Begar Shivakumar – Veteran Yakshagana Artist 
    Tuesday January 05th, 2016

    Yakshagana – Rich traditional art of coastal Karnataka   T ell us about the history of Yakshagana briefly Yakshagana has history of 800 years, a unique stage is set in the open air to perform this art, and hence it’s called bayalâta. It’s a typical folk theatre form (Janapada). It has dimensions of all other dance forms so ...

  • Anupama Girish – Librarian, PSBB Learning Leadership Academy, Bangalore
    Tuesday January 05th, 2016

    “The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep on reading to acquire knowledge.”Reading has at all times and in all ages been a great source of knowledge. Today the ability to read is highly valued and very important for social and economic advancement. In today’s world with so much more ...

  • My school days – Dr. H. T. Sangliana, decorated police officer
    Saturday December 05th, 2015

    Dr. H. T. Sangliana is a native of the Indian state of Mizoram. He is a decorated police officer, who joined the elite Indian Police Service. He held the post Commissioner of Police of Bangalore city. During his service as a police officer, he had an impressive record.  He later went on to become a ...

  • Sheela Mallya – Principal, ICSE Section, Children’s Academy, Mumbai
    Saturday November 28th, 2015

    The journey so far has been enriching and exhilarating! Every single day is a challenging and learning experience says Ms. Sheela Mallya. Associated with the school since 26 years, she started off as a teacher in the secondary school and after a series of promotions, assumed the role of the Principal in the year 2009. ...

  • Poonam Gundecha – Managing Trustee, Gundecha Education Academy, Mumbai
    Saturday November 28th, 2015

    Gundecha Education Academy is the first ICSE Schoolin Maharashtra to get accreditation from QCI NABETIN in 2010. The school was established by Mrs. Mamta Gundecha in 2004 and after her untimely demise Ms. Poonam Gundecha took over the reins in 2008. It has an enrolment of over 2500 students and 150 staff. It may be ...

  • Geetha Neelakantan, Shiv Ashish School, Ahmedabad
    Saturday November 28th, 2015

    Situated in Ahmedabad, Shiv Ashish is a co-education school incepted in the year 1995. The school believes in propagating value of secularism and egalitarianism. The principal of the school is Ms. Geetha Neelakantan. She has been associated with the school over the past five years. Motivate staff Students, parents and staff are treated with care, warmth and ...

  • Alka Murthy , Zydus School for Excellence, Ahmedabad
    Saturday November 28th, 2015

    Introduction Situated in Vejalpur and Godhavi in the city of Ahmedabad, Zydus was set up to nurture young minds and create a platform for them to explore new paths to learning. The Zydus School in Vejalpur was set up in 2002 and is affiliated to the ICSE board. The principal of the school is Ms. Alka ...

  • Sunita Massey, Jankidevi Public School, Mumbai
    Saturday November 28th, 2015

    Situated in Mumbai, Jankidevi is a co-education school. The school is affiliated to the ICSE board and also follows the IGCSE curriculum. Ms. Sunita Massey, the principal of the school, has been associated as a teacher since its inception in 1999. In 2004, she became the supervisor of primary section, in 2008 supervisor of secondary section and in ...

  • Jayanthi Sridhar, Hillside School, Hyderabad
    Saturday November 28th, 2015

    Situated in Hyderabad, Hillside School was established in the year 1986. It is a co-educational school that imparts education to students with a blend of academic, sporting, cultural and artistic activities. The school is affiliated to the CBSE board. The principal of the school, Ms. Jayanthi Sridhar has been associated with the school for the ...

  • Interview with E A S Prasanna, India’s legendary off-spinner
    Saturday November 28th, 2015

    Talks about his school days and the importance of sports in education What are your views on the importance of sports in schools? Not only in schools, I’m a staunch believer that extra-curricular activities are very important for us in our Indian culture. These activities should include teachers too, as it brings out a different perspective on ...

  • Dr. Jawahar Surisetti (Director), Camp Activities at Rungta International School, Raipur
    Saturday November 28th, 2015

    About the school Established under the aegis of Santosh Rungta Group of Institutions (SRGI) RIS is an international school situated in Raipur. Dr. Jawahar Suri Setti who joined the school since its inception is currently the director of the school. Apart from the regular academic schedule, the school also conducts winter camps for the overall scholastic ...

  • M.C. Sebastian, Ex-teacher of The Lawrence School, Lovedale, Ooty
    Saturday November 28th, 2015

    Excerpts of the telephonic interview I started my teaching career at St Paul’s School Udaipur. Later I worked at Sainik School, Chittorgarh Rajasthan. The reason I chose to take up a job in Lovedale was, it’s a genuine Public School. It met all the requirements like, providing the children the residential facility along with Co-curricular activities. ...

  • My school days – Shri Jagadish Shettar – Former Chief Minister, Karnataka
    Thursday November 26th, 2015

    My teachers inspired me! Mr. Jagadish Shivappa Shettar, 21st Chief Minister of Karnataka (2012-2013) recalls his school days with ‘School’. He studied in Kannada medium till high school then till graduation in English medium. His teachers played a vital role in his life. He says- I studied in Basel Mission School, Hubli. It is a Christian organisation. ...

  • Interview with Rashmi Misra, Founder of VIDYA Foundation
    Tuesday November 24th, 2015

    30-year old NGO based in India that believes in social change through empowering the most vulnerable members of underprivileged communities: the women, youth, and children Tell us something about your childhood and education. Since I grew up in an army background, I went to different schools and the last three years of my schooling were spent ...

  • My school days – Mr. Shankar Mahadev Bidari
    Tuesday November 17th, 2015

    School days were my foundation days. Was very lucky to have sincere and devoted teachers Donating gold ring to National Defense Fund at the tender age of 8 years or helping the fellow students in their studies Mr. Shankar Mahadev Bidari is large hearted gentleman. He feels every Indian should keep his/her nationality prior to the ...

  • Hiren S. Parikh – Euro Kids, Ahmedabad
    Monday November 16th, 2015

    A school in a village with all modern facilities and best of teachers rendering its service. What more can one ask for in a village like Hebatpur in Ahmedabad. Euro kids in Ahmedabad is one of such kind which has changed the definition of education in villages. Mr. Hiren S Parikh who is serving in ...

  • Dr. Neeta Bali, Kasiga School, Purkul Village, Dehradun
    Monday November 16th, 2015

    Being in the field of Education since 1983, she talks about her journey of over 3 decades and Kasiga School in this interview. Excerpts of the interview I started with Mater Dei School in Delhi as Head of Department – English followed by Apeejay School , NOIDA as Vice- principal , G D Goenka World School as ...

  • Pauly M L, Pinnacle Public School, Gandhinagar
    Monday November 16th, 2015

    Situated in Ahmedabad, Pinnacle Public School is a co-educational school affiliated to CBSE. Worked as a Principal or Director in other schools in Ahmedabad, Mr. Pauly M L is associated with this school for around three years. Promising to give the best infrastructural facilities to the students, the school certainly lives up to the expectations of the ...

  • Ranjana Mandan, Lalji Mehrotra Lions School, Ahmedabad
    Monday November 16th, 2015

    Situated in Ahmedabad, Lalji Mehrotra Lions School is affiliated to CISCE. An English medium co-educational school LMLS aims at the all-round development of the children “through an innovative and enjoyable curriculum by giving individual attention to each child.” Ms. Ranjana Mandan who began her career in this school as a Vice Principal in 2007 is ...

  • Mumtaz Jahan, Azra Public School, Hyderabad
    Monday November 16th, 2015

    Situated in Hyderabad Azra Public School is an English medium school affiliated to the CBSE syllabus. The school was founded in the year 1984. Ms. Mumtaz Jahan is the principal of the school. She has been associated with the institution over the past 24 years. Features The motto of the school is ‘Love, Service and knowledge’. Ms. ...

  • Sangeeta Uppal, The Millennium School, Indore
    Monday November 16th, 2015

    Associated with the school right from its inception and being a Principal since 10 years, Mrs. Sangeeta Uppal feels that it’s up to the leader to develop the culture which helps each one to work together. The best teacher awardee shared her thoughts in this interview. Excerpts of the Interview The young generation is very bright and has ...