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Dr. Sriya Chakravarti, is an accomplished professional with 14 years of experience in diverse work environments.

She has a passion for education and technology and feels a deep commitment to making an impact in the world—as an educator, researcher, policymaker, and a curriculum designer. Her interests revolve around: Business, Education, Globe Trotting, Globalization, Spirituality, Leadership & Technology.

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Future of Learning: Educational Reforms in India via Technology

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 3:27 PM

Recently, there has been uproar about modifying a three year degree program to a four year one in India. There were arguments for and against the introduction of a four year undergraduate program. While the four year college education would help students who aspire to go abroad for higher studies,...

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Education & Films: An Inspiration from Satyajit Ray

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 4:56 PM

"There is no higher form of artistic expression than films"

It is said that a mark of a great film is that you find something new everytime you watch it. One such Bengali film is Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne. This 1969 Indian Bengali (fantasy adventure comedy) film was directed...

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Heal With Colors

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2014 | 3:41 PM

"The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most." Colors are therapeutic. They have a direct effect on our mood, and well being. In this post I will discuss how the use of colors can unblock "Chakra" energy and bring peace of mind and good health...

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Educator's Perspective: New Presentation Delivery Platforms

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2014 | 12:01 PM

"Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is most important." - Bill Gates

The above quote resonates with me deeply. Lately, I have been researching a lot on how to make my classes more engaging, and so I decided...

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India: In for Modi-fication

(0) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 10:39 AM

"I am a very optimistic man and only an optimistic man can bring optimism in the country." -- Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi swept to power with a thumping victory that India saw for a first time in three decades. His authenticity, connection with the youth of Indian origin worldwide,...

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Tips on Student Engagement in an Era of Electronic Education

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 1:06 PM

I love when the new semester starts. Teaching is the only profession, where you can start fresh every quarter, even if the subjects you teach are only in your area of expertise, which is far from my case. This semester, I am delving into teaching finance, in addition to all...

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Loving Self and the Other

(1) Comments | Posted February 13, 2014 | 11:07 AM

As we are nearing the most famous day of love, I feel a huge need to pen my thoughts, as I read all kinds of stuff flying through the internet. It seems to me that the pressure to love and be in love becomes exponential this month, especially among the...

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How To Be a Kind Teacher: An Educator's Perspective

(1) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 3:19 PM

Swami Vivekananda said, "If you can give them positive ideas, men/women will grow up and learn to stand on their own legs."

Very recently I took the Instructional Skills Workshop as an educator, and learned a great deal about myself as a teacher. The four-day process was quite reflective, and...

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Arabic in Arabia

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2013 | 10:32 AM

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart" -- Nelson Mandela

I have always believed in the above quote. When you can converse with someone in their mother tongue,...

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Living With and in Gratitude

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 10:14 AM

This letter is addressed to God and "cced" (carbon copied) to people of the world, so the atheists and agnostics can read it for fun, if they like.

Dear God,

I am just so grateful to you every day for each blessing in my life. My soul knows for sure...

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(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 12:28 PM

Lately I have been thinking a lot of time about "TIME." Often, we are told to mind our time, not waste time, do things on time, be on time... etc. There are indeed a lot of stories and sayings on the importance of time. Each when reviewed, gives us a...

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Awaken your Inner Light

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 4:18 PM

Randy Pausch, the professor from Carnegie Mellon, who gave the Last Lecture, inspired millions like me around the world. As I woke up this morning, I remembered his words, "If you have lived your life the right way, the karma will take care of itself, and your dreams will come...

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An Expats Dream: "The Green Card"

(1) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 3:16 PM

The "American Dream" shines brighter in most eyes that I encounter across continents. I have been traveling since I was 18, and every time USA becomes a topic of discussion, the quest for the stars and stripes (green card) seems to be the aspiration of the world. Since, most people...

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