Imagine

John Lennon walked from his home next to the legendary Strawberry Fields to his school near Penny Lane and imagined becoming a recognized songwriter and musician. Those two locations became important to him as he wrote the famous songs with Paul McCartney. However, did he imagine that one day he would have a airport named after him at Liverpool. It shows what can happen if you follow your dreams and…

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23 September, 2014
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Amazing Battles

  Life today is shaped by yesterday’s battles. On my travels, I have visited the sites where epic fights took place. The victors determined the lives of the losers for hundred of years and changed their culture. This year I have spent time in the beautiful city of York in the UK. It is surrounded by a wall built by the Romans. They arrived in AD 71 and set up…

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8 September, 2014
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Ways of Learning?

What comes to your mind when you see the names of Einstein, Michelangelo, Marie Curie, and Napoleon? Was it their country of birth, their gender, their language, their religion, or some other criteria. My research into the lives of amazing people point to a vital factor – their achievements. Walt Disney, Elvis Presley, Coco Chanel, Oscar Schindler and other amazing people are are recognized by what they achieved. In short,…

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19 June, 2014
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Multi Media Museums

To assess new developments in multi- media applications, I took myself on a tour of museums and expos . From the traditional art galleries to the new interactive science expos for students, it was a fascinating journey. On the way, I travelled through history and into the future. On balance, too many of the exhibits were passive and old style. Only about 20% had invested in the modern multi-media exhibits…

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9 February, 2014
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New Year 2014

What will this year bring? There will be commemorations of the 1914 – 1918 war when millions died, yet historians still find it hard to discover why ? We know the what, then when, where and how. But, why a local conflict became a world war is still somewhat of a mystery. Could it happen again? Well there are lots of hot spots around the world that threaten to ignite…

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3 January, 2014
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Can You Make Yourself More Intelligent?

When I was just 11 years of age, I had to take an educational exam. There were lots of puzzles and logical (but to me not so logical) problem solving exercises. ¬†It was part of the process for choosing who would go to the grammar school (mainly a place for students perceived as having¬†academic potential and professional career opportunities). The rest were sent to the school where the focus was…

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16 October, 2013
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