Friday, March 27, 2009

Which language do you speak at home?

When we Indian speak in Englishg even at home, England finds more kids speaking languages other than English in their schools.

The reason they say is more kids are from other countries. Even the Govt. is giving extra money to schools where lots of languages are spoken.

They say they don’t want kids to be at a disadvantage at school because they don’t speak English at home.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Design a symbol for Indian Currency

The major currencies across the world have definite symbols.
But the Indian currency is written with the prefix Rs. So why not a symbol for our currency?

The Finance Ministry of Govt. on India has announced a contest for designing the symbol for Indian Rupee.
Open to only Indian nationals.
Last date to submit the design – April 15, 2009.

Five entries shall be shortlisted for final selection. The shortlisted Designers would be required to make a presentation to the Jury and would be awarded a prize of Rs.25,000/- each.
The designer of the finally selected design will get a prize of Rs.250, 000/-
Spread the word across. Hey, you too could submit a design!

All the details of the contest is here

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Summer : time for camps or jobs?

Summer vacation is India is really hot. And you difinitely need a break and rest to re-energise yourself for the next academic year.

But all play (or TV all the time?!) and no work also make you dull! So the Summer Camps are here to stay as they are preferred by parents.

You learn something new in a fun way at these summer camps. They are also cool places to link up with new friends outof your regular school circle.
But what do you do after these camps? If you had learnt an art or a craft or to make paper planes, how long do you put this knowledge to use?
I had come across two friends who conducted a painting camp for younger kids during the holidays after their 10th standard Board exams. Just for fun and enjoyment! At the end of the camp, the ’students’ presented their ‘teachers’ a lovely gift by pooling money from their savings and that was a wonderful idea I thought!

In the West, kids pick up summer jobs. There are laws on what job the kids can do and how long, etc.,
In India, the law prohibits kids below 14 years to work for money.
If not a job for money, how about an internship on stipend?
If you want to take up a job this summer, what would you like to do?

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