What is ‘Unlearning-by-Doing’?

'Unlearning-by-Doing' is a play on the classic formulation 'Learning-by-doing' by American pedagogue, John Dewey. Dewey emphasised the role of relevant and practical learning as opposed to passive classroom learning. Unlearning, starts with the central thesis that an individual in a modern nation-state, before they attain the faculties to assess and respond to one's location in … Continue reading What is ‘Unlearning-by-Doing’?

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Professionalism and Careers: What They Don’t Tell You

What does it mean to be professional, as an employee? Doing something you are told, on time, of your own initiative without being a nuisance while being open-minded enough to give suggestions when you think the work that was assigned to you had some issues? Another aspect was to learn to "market" or "brand" yourself … Continue reading Professionalism and Careers: What They Don’t Tell You

On Social Media ‘Debates’, Intellectualism and the Cyber-Left (Rant-ish)

I have stopped arguing with people online, especially with those who say things which you would not have engaged with in the real world. But recently, I had a conversation with a friend over the social media progressives and rightwing rebuttal through the means of satire. A stream of thoughts followed and I am copying … Continue reading On Social Media ‘Debates’, Intellectualism and the Cyber-Left (Rant-ish)

Being Politically Incorrect on Kashmir

What angers me when I think about Kashmir is the silence around it. I know people talk about it. But the narrative in mainland India is so frighteningly lopsided, that we refuse to call a spade a spade. Those who normally take radical positions on issues also refrain from commenting. Political correctness dictates sympathy towards … Continue reading Being Politically Incorrect on Kashmir