Archive | April 2018

422. New trends in Education

Getting smart education is becoming popular in 21st century.  Education should be skill based and the students should have interest to learn. We need to have a progressive mindset and keep generating changes that time demands. Globally the trends are changing. Machines are taking on humans. There are talks about driverless cars, robotic surgeries and so on so forth. So, the education should also change correspondingly.

Efforts are being taken by researchers for changing education through talks, writing, advising, and teaching.  People, students, and teachers create the change not the administrators or the executives.  Many experts started to say that using social networking to teach any subject and catapult students into a realm other than stagnant learning means blending the traditional education with modern communication. Many educators believe this is the route to engaging students in learning all the basic skills they need.

Students love movement, television and film so utilizing these snippets of information transforms the meaning of learning especially for many students who are strapped for time. They learn to survive in the real world so the concept of underground education challenges educators in any walk of life to give students the tools with which to live and breathe in the world around them.  The student shouldn’t be embarrassed about failing the first time around, not even the second or third time. The instructor should actually encourage students to learn from that failure.

Schools in increasing numbers are implementing BYOD(Bring Your Own Device) and allowing students and staff to use mobile devices on the Wi-Fi network. Some schools have begun rethinking their libraries as open spaces, or learning hubs conducive to rest, independent learning and creativity.  By presenting students with deeper-level questions and instant access to almost infinite data and information, teachers are able to encourage children to become inquisitive problem-solvers and innovators.

So, parents should not press their children to score more marks in the exam. The children should be allowed to learn whatever they like.

421. Edison of India


Being a Coimbatorian, I am really proud to say that the Edison of India “G.D.Naidu” also belongs to Coimbatore. He had only primary education but excelled as a versatile genius.  He was a man of vision and action. He always had a thirst to find out the answer for many “whys and hows”.

First, he worked in a hotel, earned money and bought a motorcycle. He dismantled  and reassembled it easily.  He purchased an automobile coach and drove it between Pollachi and Palani.  His Universal Motor Service(UMS) became the most efficient transport in India.

His inventions are recognised by the whole world. He developed indigenous motor.  He took the honor of having invented and  manufactured  the first electric motor in India. He invented many tools(about 100) which help people in the fields of engineering, mechanical, agriculture and industries.  Among his super inventions, I like to mention a few viz., super thin shaving blades, kerosene-run fan, film camera with distance adjuster,  fruit juice extractor, 5 valve radio Called UMS radio just for Rs. 70.00 & a tamper-proof vote-recording machine.

His innovative  camera captured historical Indian personalities such as  Gandhiji, Subbash Chanda Bose and Nehru. He spent his hard-earned money  for students’ scholarship, research etc. With his aid,  India’s first Polytechnic college(Arthor Hope college) and Engineering college were started.   He donated 5000 sq.ft land in prime location of the city to start  Chamber of Commerce.

We should appreciate the mentality of this genius. When other people of his village only watched  in surprise the motor cycle and the driving of the vehicle by the foreigner, G.D.Naidu wished to drive the motor cycle himself and  wanted to learn the mechanism of the vehicle.

We have to say that he is truly a man in a million.


420. Yogasana 10 – Sethu Bandha Sarvangasana

sethu bandha sarvangasana

This pose resembles the structure of a bridge. Hence, it is known as Sethu Bandha Sarvangasana.  All the parts of the body are getting exercised by doing this asana. By doing this asana our back, neck and chest are stretched and we get a relaxed feeling. We have to do this asana in empty stomach.

First we have to lie flat on our back.  Then, we  have to bend our knees and place feet on the floor. While doing so, our ankles and knees should be in a straight line. While inhaling, we have to lift our back off the floor. We should balance the body so that the shoulders, arms and feet  remain in a comfortable position. We have to firm up our buttocks  and the thighs should remain parallel to each other and the floor. We should stretch the arms and touch the feet.  Now, we can exhale air and bring our  body to the mormal position.

By doing this asana, our muscles will get strengthened. We also get relief from the body stress. The lung problems are reduced as breathing becomes easy.  This asana helps to improve digestive problems. The blood circulation improves and we become more active by doing this asana regularly.

419. Thirukachi Nambi

Gajendra dasan was born in a rich family in Poovirundavalli. His father and his two elder brothers were doing business.  Gajendra dasan was not interested in earning money. He wanted to do bagavath kaingaryam to Kancheepuram Varadharaja Perumal, as a bachelor.  He gave away all his share of wealth to his brothers and obtained a barren land in Poovirundavalli.

He converted this barren land as a Nandavanam by his constant efforts and planted all flower plants in it. Daily  he prepared  flower malas and carried malas & flowers  by walk to Kancheepuram. He was also doing Aalavatta Kaingaryam to Kanchi Varadharaja Perumal.  Gajendra dasan was popularly known as Thirukachi Nambi.

He had a boon as he had the darshan of Kanchi Vardhan often and had chances to converse with Him. Kanchi Varadhan used to give him orders and  Thirukachi Nambi obliged his orders immediately. Thirukachi Nambi used to ask  solution to   Kanchi Varadhan for many problems he and his well wishers faced.  Varadhan used to respond to his request. Varadhan considered Thirukachi Nambi as his friend and conversed with him casually.

Due to transition of Planet Saturn Thirukachi Nambi had to part Kanchi Varadhan for seven and a half years. When Thirukachi told that he could not live without having the darshan of Lord Varadhan,  Varadhan relaxed Shani’s ugram and permitted that it was enough  to remain parted for seven and a half Naligai. But, Thirukachi could not eat or drink anything, without seeing Varadhan.  During this time, the Lord’s Ratnaharam was said to be lost and Thirukachi Nambi was blamed as the culprit. After seven and a half Naligai, the Ratnaharam was found and Thirukachi Nambi was relieved by the King. Everyone understood about his devotion to Lord Varadhan.

Thirukachi Nambi remained as a guide and mentor to  Shri Ramanujar  and helped him to take major decisions in his life. As per his advice, Shri Ramanujar was doing Theertha Kangaryam to Lord Varadhan in Kancheepuram.

Thirukachi Nambi did service to Thirukoshtiyur Nambi  to obtain  “Bhagavatha Sambandham” and became eligible for Moksha. Lord Varadharaja Perumal welcomed him with open arms and praised his steadfast affection and devotion.  At this time, Thirukachi Nambi started to recite mesmerising  “Devaraja Ashtagam” and attained Moksha to serve Shriman Narayanan in Sree Vaikundam.