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A Story for your Query

A Story for your Query

By Dr. Pramila Kudva
I am Dr. Pramila Kudva, a teacher, a teacher educator with nearly 40 years of experience currently working as a principal of a reputed school in North Mumbai. I shall be talking to you about your concerns, areas of interest, studying patterns and anything else that you need to know but didn’t know whom to ask.
Let us look at the Indian Ethos which I shall unfold before you through a story. Stories I believe are a powerful medium to drive a point home.
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Season 2 - Episode 5 - A Heuristic Approach with Dr. Sachdev
This interview with Dr. Sachdev delves at length with a child-centric approach that goes to making the child enjoy learning. It is critical for the teacher to think of the child and bring in a change in the mindset of the staff including that of the principal. Your queries may be addressed to
July 30, 2021
Season 2 Episode 1 Deal with the Fear of Maths
We have with us an academician of repute Dr Ram Chandra G Kothari who was the Dean, Faculty of education and psychology at the Maharaja Sayajirao University Baroda and the Vice Chancellor of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University Surat.He talks candidly to Dr. Pramila Kudva about the fear of Maths among the students.
July 27, 2021
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Humour in the classrroom
Its been over 16 months of lockdown and there seems to be no respite. Students miss their games, miss the contact with their friends. Humour I believe is one antidote for the alienation, for the depressed feelings. According to Edward de Bono, Humour is by far the most significant behaviour. Lets see how to infuse humour into the classroom. Write in to You may send voice messages. 
July 23, 2021
Season 2 Episode 3 - No Boundaries
Manjushree runs a specialized instruction inclusive school for children with diverse learning needs. She believes in treating an individual chiild as unique and provide equal opportunities to every one of them. Listen in and get an awareness through this iinformal chat. 
July 17, 2021
Season 2 Episode 2 - Candid interview wiith Dr. Kothari
Dr. Kothari goes on to explain the reasons for teacher lapses and ineffectiveness and suggests  remedies. a. word of advise from him for the teacher fraternity.  
July 10, 2021
Episode 20 - Creeping normality - Gordian Knot
This is the last of the episode of season 1. Look out for Season 2 fresh episodes. Till then listen in to these all over again.  Creeping normality - Gordian knot deals with the inabiality to jump and start afresh. This could be applicable to human relationshps, organisations etc. A case in point discussed is Kodak.   Creeping normality is also called landscape amnesia. 
June 1, 2021
Episode 19 - We see what we want to see
This Dunning and Kruger effect can have a profound impact on what people believe, the decisions they make, and the actions they take. Heuristics can be a major factor influencing this behaviour. It can also lead to cognitive biases.  Watch this penultimate episode of season 1. 
May 25, 2021
Episode 18 - Be Wise not Otherwise
Which is better to have wisdom or knowledge? Can you have one without the other? And which comes first? Knowledge comes first. what is the difference between the two? : “Knowledge is knowing what to say. Wisdom is knowing when to say it.” Wisdom is built upon knowledge. That means you can be both wise and knowledgeable, but you can’t be wise without being knowledgeable. And just because you’re knowledgeable doesn’t mean you’re wise. Any questions that you may have could be addressed to
May 18, 2021
Episode 17 - Forgiveness Divide
Forgiveness means different. things to different people. Particularly children perceive it differently during their developmental years. why do we need to forgive? how do we forgive? how and why do we need to learn it? These are some of the questions that we need an answer to. Lets examine forgiveness in this episode. 
May 11, 2021
Episode 16 - Carry your heaven with you
Life is full of ups and downs. Those who think they can overcome it will be successful. In the title carry your heaven with you refers to the heaven as the positivity that one carries  around. The enlightened ones carry their positivity with them. 
May 4, 2021
Episode 15 - Cockroach theory and Sunder Pichai
Reactions are always instinctive whereas responses are always well thought of. Sunder Pichhai narrated the story of the American Cockroach and human behaviour which is now known as cockroach theory of self development. 
April 27, 2021
Episode 14 - Laugh your way through Life
Medical experts say that laughter chases the toxins out of our system and makes us feel greatly refreshed , physically and mentally. This is probably the reason behind the adage – some bring happiness wherever they go, and some bring happiness whenever they go. 
April 20, 2021
Episode 13 - A frame of Reference
Quite often, We Try and Impose our Perspectives on Others and Then wonder what went Wrong. What comes first? Perspective or perception? Are they one and the same? Do not let perspectives be based on other peoples experiences. Build them on your own.
April 13, 2021
Episode 12 - A Penny for Your thoughts
Empathy is learned behaviour even though the capacity for it is inborn.  An attuned mother who is receptive to her child’s needs and cues is the one who permits her baby to thrive and develop emotionally. Empathy involves identifying with what someone is feeling and, additionally, actually feeling those feelings yourself.
April 6, 2021
Episode 11 - The Leap of Faith
Trust in Life, Trust in employees, Trust in human beings pre se is a very essential factor in a civilised society. The episode begins with a story from the Mahabharata involving Duryodhana and Bheeshma pitamaha which could have changed the outcome of the Kurukshetra war. how to build this trust among the children? Listen in and find out for yourself!
March 30, 2021
Episode 10 - Troll Strike
Trolling is a topic suggested by the listeners.  Trolling is the act of leaving an insulting message on the internet in order to annoy someone. Trolling also happens on sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Trolling is generally about provoking a reaction. Trolls enjoy seeing people hurt. It is a form of cyber-bullying.
March 23, 2021
Episode 9 - Unravel the Chemistry of connections
It’s easy to have a contact but to feel connected does not come easy. Connecting with people is now proven by research to be good for our moods, and even our physical health. Maslow’s famed ‘hierarchy of needs‘ places our need to belong as secondary only to our survival needs. And attachment theory suggests that a child needs a trusting connection with a caregiver to do well as an adult.
March 16, 2021
Episode 8 - Woman the Secondclass citizen yet...
“It is impossible to think about the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is impossible for a bird to fly on only one wing.” — Swami Vivekananda The quote clearly implies the equal status that a woman should hold. But in reality it is far from it. Although many an Indian woman has made strides into the male dominated world, the empowerment has not penetrated into every strata of society. 
March 9, 2021
Episode 7 - Sunitha has a green thumb
Book day is not complete without a story. So here goes  -  a story about  me, my mom and my childhood. Visualise the imagery, the setting and the characters. Send me the feedback on
March 5, 2021
Episode 6 - From cramming to learning
SQ4R is a technique that would help you in self-study. This should move students away from tuitions and make them independent learners. Particularly, since exams are fast approaching, this technique would help you to study on your own. 
March 2, 2021
Episode 5 - Exam - Hustle bustle and MOM
Empathy, understanding and acceptance can go a long way in building a bond between the parent and the child. 
February 22, 2021
Episode 4. Musical Connections
 Music is the language of universal mankind. You don’t need to know the language to understand it. The episode examines the effect music has on Alzeihmer's disease and gives tips on how to use music in improving memory or brain loss. 
February 16, 2021
Episode 3. Social responsibility
Social responsibility is an ethical theory in which individuals are accountable for fulfilling their civic duty, and the actions of an individual must benefit the whole of society. Often, the ethical implications of a decision/action are overlooked for personal gain. the episode deals with two stories - Greta Thunberg and Malala yousufzai.  It also deals with tips on how to develop social responsibility. 
February 9, 2021
Episode 1. Sensitivity
We need to focus on values and character formation as an important aspect of development. words are like arrows. once it leaves the quiver it cannot be taken back. Sensitivity is to be honed into our kids at a young age. The concept is woven through a true story written by a father about his daughter. 
February 9, 2021
Episode 2. Humility
Humility is a virtue that leaders need to posses. It is not however. looked upon as a quality by most individuals. The humility is explained with the help of a story from Rmayana and linked to the present context. 
February 9, 2021
A story for your query - A Trailer
Dr. Pramila Kudva presents a Story fo your query that addressses the concerns of students, teachers and parents thorugh stories. These concens could be sosmething that one felt but didnt know whom to ask. Stories are a strong medium of expression and using these the queries are answered explaining the indian ethos in perspective. 
February 9, 2021