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

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 2021)

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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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 organisations 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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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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Don’t Blame the Government; Do This Instead (A Brutally Honest Advice)

Don't Blame the Government: Indian National Flag

You blame the government for: Corruption. Unemployment. Potholes. Dry taps. Mosquitoes. And whatnot. Blaming the government for most (if not all) of our problems is normal. We—as a society, as a country—are habituated to criticise the government. And why wouldn’t we? What’s easier than finding fault with the governments? When we bash the government—the councillors, …

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Nirmal Baba (Nirmaljit Singh Narula) a Thug? (Who Will Decide?)

Nirmal Baba. A self-proclaimed guru cum metaphysical healer was on the radar of a news channel. The Headline? Nirmal Baba Exposed! The Exclusive BIG Breaking News Began: “Who is this godman, Nirmal Baba?” “Is Nirmal Baba a fraud?” “How did Nirmaljit Singh Narula become Nirmal Baba?” The channel claimed: This miracle guru earns over one …

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The KEY to Success: This Is What You Need to Be Successful in Life

Selfishness is the Key to Success

Your cousin can borrow your bike anytime he wished. Your friends can ask for money whenever they feel like it. Your classmates can phone you anytime for help (even at 2 a.m.). You’re always eager to help family, friends, classmates, and even strangers. And why shouldn’t you? After all, helping others is a good thing, …

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