Social Media & The Reward Route

We all like rewards, don’t we? Growing up, we got rewarded for our good behaviour, school performance, etc. We were always elated when our teachers left those stars and smiley faces, inked in red. It seems like those stars have come out of the notebooks and reached our screens, modified as hearts, thumbs-ups, and applause...

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Letters to the Past: An Ode to Shastri Ji

We asked our readers to write a letter to prominent historical figures and received wonderful entries. The first letter from the series is dedicated to India’s beloved Shastri Ji.  He was known for his trademark leadership style and as a great craftsman of uniting divergent views. Read on to know how our teen delegate expresses...

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A Palette Prompt: Picture Essay By Our Young Delegate

At Pluskul, we believe in nurturing and encouraging creative pursuits of our young learners. The following entry was submitted by one of our delegates to communicate a powerful message. What a messy palette it must have been when God was painting all of us. Look at that Royal Bengal Tiger flexing his vigorous royal charm....

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How Mango Embodies the Festive Spirit of India

Did you know that “Amra-Phal” is one of the earliest known names given to mango? Vedic literature mentions it as “Rasala’‘ and “Sahakara”. Upon reaching South India, it came to be known by the names “Aam-Kay” and “Maamkaay” in Tamil, and as “Maanga” in Malayali. Later, it was the Portuguese who called the fruit Mango. ...

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Ascending to the Bounds of Physiology

Mount Everest is a place of history, culture, and community. For those who want to scale the highest point on the planet, the Base Camp is a starting station. Life at camp has unique challenges in and of itself, but it is a rewarding experience that stays with you for a lifetime.  The following essay...

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The Universe of the Puranas

This blog features insights from author Ganesh Swaminathan. After completing his engineering from IIT Delhi and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, he spent most of his professional life in a multinational organisation in the field of technology. About eight years ago, he developed an interest in the Puranas. He was fascinated by the insights the ancient...

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Integrating Earth & Space Sciences in the Classroom

From understanding the centre of the Earth to exploring the mysteries of outer space and unravelling how life originated and evolved, scientific inquiry knows no bounds. Decoding how systems work can help students connect the past and present with the world to come, nudging them to make sound decisions about issues that impact all humankind....

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