On Social Media, Sharing, and Creativity

Man is a social animal. The urge to socialise is as essential and fundamental to us as food, clothing, shelter, recreation, and sex. Living in isolation is hard because we crave a human connection—that’s what makes us feel connected with others. That’s why the easiest way to punish someone is to isolate him.

Teaching Tips: Make a Difference, Earn Students’ Respect, and Stand Out from Regular Teachers

Teaching Tips: Avdhesh Tondak with RIT Students, Roorkee, Uttarakhand

Regular teachers do what they’re paid to do: Read aloud printed words. Scribble on the blackboard. Curse the students for not completing the homework. The usual stuff, y’now. They know their job is to teach. And they’re good at it. But they’re indifferent to what happens (or not happens) to the future of the students—whether …

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How to Concentrate On Studies (7 Silly Mistakes to Avoid in 2020)

You’ll agree with me on this: Concentrating on studies is HARD. You try your best to concentrate on studies and avoid distractions, but unwanted thoughts keep coming one after the other, and the time flies like a supersonic jet. And then… You feel bad about yourself—wondering if something’s wrong with you. The truth is: It’s …

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How to Become a Voice Over Artist (Why Having a “Sexy Voice” Doesn’t Work?)

“Oh my! You’ve got such a sexy voice!” “Damn! Your voice is so cool man.” “Why don’t you try making a career in voice overs?” As an aspiring voice over artist, you have been hearing such encouraging words for quite some time now. And so, you’ve decided to do something about it: You’ve made up …

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Ghar Wapsi (Why Blaming Muslims or Christians Won’t Help?)

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke. Recently, some Hindu organisations in Agra, Uttar Pradesh organised “Ghar Wapsi.” These organisations reasoned that these Muslims were converted forcefully or duped into Islam and they were inviting them back to Hinduism through Ghar Wapsi. A …

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Khadi Boli is an Indecent Language (Really?)

Just the other day… I posted a link to my blog avdheshtondak.com with a sentence in “Khadi Boli” on a YouTube channel: “भाई, पर्सनैलटी डवलप करणी है के? तो टेम क्यूँ खो रा, आजा मेरी वेबसाइट पै… AvdheshTondak.com.” Within minutes, I got a reply from the channel owner. He suggested If I wanted to promote …

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How to Improve Spoken English (And When to Say “To Hell With It”)

Improve Spoken English

I was talking to him over the phone. He sounded hopeless. Frustrated. Angry. He was one of my past students from Subharti University, Meerut. He had cleared two rounds of a job interview with a reputed company but failed the last one. Reason? Poor spoken English. “Everything is fine, but you must focus on improving …

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How to Score Good Marks in CBSE 12th Board Exams 2020

Score Good Marks in CBSE Board Exams

Can you feel that? The pressure to score good marks in CBSE 12th board exams? You wonder how to concentrate on studies during exams despite the distractions. You revise, revise and revise until you fell asleep. But still, nothing seems to work, right? Guess what? You’re not alone feeling this way. Most of the students …

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