• EP 21 – The story of the man who de-Indianized India’s education system forever
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    EP 21 – The story of the man who de-Indianized India’s education system forever

    Who hasn’t heard this rhyme in nursery? I was taught this rhyme as well, it is taught even today and probably it shall be taught till eternity. When this rhyme is taught in Nursery, the kids merely nod and repeat the same. There is no rocket science in understanding how many of them actually know the meaning of this rhyme, since the answer is crystal clear: ZERO. Now you would ask how children under the age of three would know the meaning of those rhymes. However, the question that flashes in your brain is irrational because infants have immense ability to understand from a young age. Our children, however, do…

  • The magic of Vedic math – Gaurav Tekriwal
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    The magic of Vedic math – Gaurav Tekriwal

    Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Bedirhan Cinar Nameste. I’m from India, and India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world. It has contributed to the world concepts such as yoga, ayurveda, spicy chicken tikka, and Vedic math. Vedic math is one of the world’s easiest and simplest way to do math. We are going to combine together and do some number crunching today. So what we are going to first do is multiply by 11. We’re going to do it together, so if you blink, you’re going to miss it. So just watch it, OK. So we’re going to do 32 times 11, OK. So we split 3, and…

  • “Learning Spanish” | Russell Peters – Notorious
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    “Learning Spanish” | Russell Peters – Notorious

    >>Russell Peters: My daughter is pretty smart. I uh– I’m impressed by her. She’s only two, and she’s already speaking Spanish and English. Which is impressive, to me. I wanted her to learn Spanish, first, because, first of all, she’s half Latina, and we live in California, so, you know, I want her to, at least know the language of California. [Laughter] Spanish is a very helpful language, in California, I mean, you go to a restaurant– you want your car back, from valet– you want to know, like, what to say, you know mean, so– [Laughter] So, you know what I did? I told my ex-wife’s family, there from…

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    Indus Valley Civilization: Crash Course World History #2

    Hi, I’m John Green, and this is Crash Course World History. Let’s begin today with a question. Why am I alive? Also, why don’t I have any eyes? Ah, That’s better. The way we answer that question ends up organizing all kinds of other thoughts, like what we should value, and how we should behave, and if we should eat meat, and whether we should dump that boy who is very nice, but insanely clingy, in a way that he cannot possibly think is attractive. All of which adds up- Uh, Mr. Green, Mr. Green, uh, are you talking about me? Yes, I’m talking about you, me from the past.…

  • Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement
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    Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement

    I’d like to take you to another world. And I’d like to share a 45 year-old love story with the poor, living on less than one dollar a day. I went to a very elitist, snobbish, expensive education in India, and that almost destroyed me. I was all set to be a diplomat, teacher, doctor — all laid out. Then, I don’t look it, but I was the Indian national squash champion for three years. (Laughter) The whole world was laid out for me. Everything was at my feet. I could do nothing wrong. And then I thought out of curiosity I’d like to go and live and work and…

  • Open Learning Exchange – A Global Network
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    Open Learning Exchange – A Global Network

    [Open Learning Exchange] [A Global Network] We started OLE because we realized that there are roughly a billion children in the world who are not getting their right to have at least a basic education and so we began to create a network of local people who are using open source content using technology, to really make a difference Open Learning Exchange Bolivia Nepal, Rwanda, India, Dominican Republic People from all over the world, from developing countries, from poor countries with a common goal Making sure that their children get a quality basic education by 2015 2015 has been picked up by the United Nations, by which time all the…

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    We didn’t have certain things in SSC (State Board Schools). I’ll be honest we didn’t have certain things… The best English in the entire English textbook was the pledge. We didn’t have physics, chemistry and biology we had Science 1 and Science 2. Budget cuts. What was weird though is that we didn’t have any Sex Ed. I think none of us had it. Anyone here who had Sex Education? (Crowd:Yes!) Wow! How? You know the only Sex Ed we got in school was Prasad Sir saying “To avoid Herpes, use Cundome”. That is it. We didn’t know what Herpes was. We didn’t know what Cundome was. I still don’t…

  • Plastic Pollution: How Humans are Turning the World into Plastic
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    Plastic Pollution: How Humans are Turning the World into Plastic

    When the gods granted king Midas one wish, he wished that everything he touched would turn to gold. Midas was delighted. Trees, rocks, buildings all gold. But soon he found in horror that his food turned into gold as well. When he hugged his daughter to soothe his pain, he realized his mistake too late. The richest man in existence was starving, heartbroken and alone. Humanity got a similar wish granted when we learned how to turn brown stinky goo into magic – plastic. Cheap, sterile and convenient it changed our lives But this wonder of technology got a little out of hand. Plastic has saturated our environment. It has…

  • Investing in Girls’ Secondary Education in Developing Countries
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    Investing in Girls’ Secondary Education in Developing Countries

    Quality, relevant secondary education is critical in affecting outcomes of young people’s lives and the well-being of communities and nations. Particularly important, is secondary education of young girls. The returns to girls education have been shown to be greater than almost any other investment you can make in development. Girls who have more education, earn more, they have fewer children, their children are healthier, they tend to marry later. Girl’s education improves economic returns, improves health, improves human rights, and can improve conservation as well. The goals of our investment in girls’ secondary education are to improved girls’ access and learning quality. The Foundation has made an initial set of…

  • India Geography/India Country
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    India Geography/India Country

    We are India’s 29 states, and seven union territories. Andhra Pradesh is my name, My capital’s Amaravati. My coastline touches the Bay of Bengal as you can finally see. My name’s Arunachal Pradesh, capital’s Itanagar, located in northeast India, that I am sure. Hello, I’m Assam, my capital’s Dispur. I’m known for my wildlife, and plantations and more. My name is Bihar, my capital is Patna. I border Nepal in East India. I’m Chhattisgarh, My capital’s Raipur, I have a reforesting state near India’s center. Hi, I’m Goa, my capital’s Panaji, In western India, touching the Arabian Sea. Gujarat here, capital’s Gandhinagar. India’s western-most state, where (sacred?) sites do occur.…