Category Archives: World’s mesmerizing facts

April * Summer Holidays * Musical Instruments * India * Bulbul Tarang

With the advent of April and spring and summer in the air, we can only pray that the whole world will be filled with the sweet chirping of birds.  In India, summer holidays are a time for students to simply relax and also be mesmerized by wonderful musical experiences.  Ravi Shankar, the awesome and world famous sitar virtuoso’s birth anniversary falls in the month of April.   What are the other wonderful musical instruments that have enchanted human beings in India in the past? Well, one of them is the bulbul tarang. The bulbul is one of the most wonderful songbirds that have survived in India.  Sadly, due to exploitation by wicked, corrupted and cheating rich people around the world including many actors in India and the PM Narendra Modi, crass business tycoons like Donald Trump, sultans in the Arab region (not … Continue reading

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Remembering the sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar (Born April 7, 1920)

Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso, was born on April 7, 1920 and died on December 11, 2012. Let us remember this awesome and famous artiste who enchanted people the world over with his sitar renditions. With summer holidays beginning for most students in India, most children will be brimming with a sense of wonder and joie de vivre. Music can be extremely enchanting and soulful. Of course, the guitar is very popular, but there are other string instruments like the sitar which was popular in India and brought respite to so many souls there. So, in addition to learning one of the most popular “traditional” dance forms of the Indian nation, bharthanatyam or kathak, perhaps, students can also learn to play musical instruments like the sitar and later perhaps innovate on the same. Most grown-ups and children may have heard … Continue reading

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CBSE Class 9 English * Open Text-Based Assessment * Indigenous Games

In CBSE class 9 and class 11, open text-based assessment has been introduced to make learning more (w)holistic. All the subjects from mathematics to English were taught and are still usually studied in separate classroom sessions. Sometimes, it is necesary to study and discuss topics in an integrated manner. This makes learning more wholesome, thoughtful and real life-based. English, all the other languages, social sciences, philosophy, theology, economics, political studies, art and music are studied under Humanities in college. In school, English literature, poetry and grammar are studied and discussed. However, it is also necessary to study and discuss English in an integrated manner in order to communicate and apply with bravery, humanitarianism, egalatarianism and liberty. On this note, let us discuss Indigenous Games of India – CBSE Class 9 English – Open Text -Based Assessment. CBSE Class 9 English … Continue reading

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CBSE Class 9 English * Open Text Based Assessment * Northeast India

The CBSE board of India is making efforts to bring about wonderful reforms. In CBSE Class 9 and 11, open text based assessments (OBTA) have been introduced with the aim of making learning wholesome. English, all the other world languages, social sciences, philosophy, law and politics, music and dance are studied under Humanities. The English literature and poetry that students study in school help them to empathize with humanity. In fact, accomplished writers pour out their hearts, souls and minds with immense passion and sensitivity. Also, the study of English including literature and poetry helps students become more original and communicate with greater profundity. In the past, English, like all the other subjects, was taught with the push to merely pass exams rather than to truly become wise communicators. Also, sometimes, it is necessary to study English in a more … Continue reading

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Geometrical Shapes in Nature – Mathematics

Geometry is derived from the Greek word geo which means Earth and metron which means measurement.  Geometrical shapes in nature are indeed amazing.  Cunning plots may be prevalent, but human beings and flora and fauna and our Earth with our land, water and air can be resilient.  In geometry, students study the spatial representations of space and shape in our awesome 3 dimensional-4 dimensional world.  At present, our amazing Earth that we live on is spherical –like in shape.  Fruits like oranges and apples are spherical-like in shape.  Strawberries are conical-like in shape.  Mangoes, bananas, pineapples, coconuts and watermelons and many more amazing fruits and nuts represent awesome shapes and sizes!!  Honey is sweet liquid food that honeybees make with the help of flowers.  The hexagonal shapes of honeycombs are indeed amazing!!  Hills, mountains and volcanoes are conical-like in shape. … Continue reading

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Fibonacci Sequences/Numbers in Nature with Examples | Mathematics

Mathematics in natural environs and habitats can be found all around us.  Mathematics empowers and helps human beings to live and solve problems due to cunning plots in a brave, decent, heartfelt and brainy manner.   Let us discuss Fibonacci Sequences/Fibonacci Numbers in Nature with Examples: Fibonacci Sequences/Fibonacci Numbers in Nature with Examples | Mathematics: The Fibonacci sequence is named after Fibonacci, an Italian mathematician, who discussed and studied the sequence in Europe.  The Fibonacci sequence was also discussed by Indian mathematicians around the 6th century.  Fibonacci numbers/Fibonacci sequences are a series of numbers following summation/addition sequences.  The next number in the series comes out by adding the previous two numbers.  Fibonacci numbers/sequences start with 0 or 1.  Let us observe how Fibonacci numbers/sequences are represented: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 and so on. Fibonacci numbers/sequences appear … Continue reading

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