On Social Media, Sharing, and Creativity

Man is a social animal. The urge to socialize 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, which makes us feel connected with others. That’s why the easiest way to punish someone is to isolate him.

Teaching Tips: Be ‘The Superteacher’ You Always Wanted to Be

Teaching Tips: Avdhesh Tondak with RIT, Roorkee Students, 4th November 2011

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, ya know). Their job is ‘teaching.’  And they’re good at it. However, they don’t really care about the students’ future—whether it gets grim or shines like the warm …

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How to Focus On Studies (7 Silly Mistakes to Avoid in 2021)

Focus On Studies: Walking Path in a Park in Sector 5, Dwarka, New Delhi

You’ll agree with me on this: Concentrating on studies is HARD. You try your best to concentrate on your studies and avoid distractions, but unwanted thoughts keep coming one after another, and 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 natural …

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

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. – Edmund Burke. Ghar Wapsi. It happened in Agra, a city in Uttar Pradesh. Few notable Hindu organizations welcomed back Muslims (former Hindus) into Sanatan Dharma. They termed it ‘Ghar Wapsi’—homecoming. “Those Muslims were either converted by force or …

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Spoken English: 9 No-Nonsense Tips for Remarkable Fluency

Improve Spoken English: Avdhesh Tondak with DDUC Students, Motinagar, 2013

Spoken English. That was the theme of our conversation. He sounded hopeless. Frustrated. Angry. Who was he? One of my ex-students from Subharti University, Meerut—cleared two rounds of a job interview with a reputed company but failed the last one. Reason? Poor spoken English. “Spoken English. That’s what you must focus on. Everything else is …

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Don’t Blame The Government (A Brutally Honest Advice)

Blame the Government: Indian Flag

You blame The Government for: Corruption. Unemployment. Potholes. Dry taps. Mosquitoes. And whatnot. Blaming the government for everything is the norm. We—as a society, as a country—are habituated to criticize the government. And why wouldn’t we? What’s easier than finding fault with the governments? When we bash the government—the councilors, the MLAs, the MPs, the …

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Nirmal Baba Exposed: Lies. Bigotry. Propaganda

Nirmal Baba Exposed

Nirmal Baba Exposed. That was the headline. A TV news channel was grilling a self-proclaimed guru cum Hindu spiritual leader, Nirmal Baba. “Who is this godman, Nirmal Baba?” “Is Nirmal Baba a fraud?” “How did Nirmaljit Singh Narula become Nirmal Baba?” “How come Nirmal Baba’s net worth is skyrocketing?” “Today, we are going to expose …

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