Fear of Exams

Everyone has fears in some form of the other. The ‘Fear’ of ‘exams’ somehow lives through one’s life time. Off late I find this fear far greater in students, they are simply terrified…. Why should not they be, after all educational institutions actually spend more time in conducting exams and exam related activities than imparting … More Fear of Exams

Back to School

It has been ages since I left school. The last few days I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with school students of different schools. As I had indicated in one of my previous posts, the transition to the Career Profiling area has been an eye opener in an area called ‘Education’ which … More Back to School

An evening with the doyen – Mattanur Sankarankutty Marar

Padmashree Mattanur Sankarankutty Marar, the percussionist wizard, who along with his sons and accompanying percussionists performed a scintillating display of triple Thayambaka. Listening to Sri Marar, one wonders how can an Asura Vadhyam, a demonic instrument which the chenda is considered as, literally take the listener from a motionless state to a state of blissful … More An evening with the doyen – Mattanur Sankarankutty Marar

The New Year

There are times I wonder if only these milestones of life were not there, like birthday’s, anniversary’s, new year’s would we have remained younger both physically and mentally? It is always these milestones that keep reminding us mentally that we are growing older. I know our education has taught us that our organs grow older … More The New Year