keynote: #Creating #Innovation #Ecosystem in Institutions to enable learners for the future

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#Electrifying day it was; #TEDx style keynote on #Creating #Innovation #Ecosystem to enable  learners for the future; @ #Vision2030EduConference @MMUMullana. Of course, my TED cannot be staid and straight jacketed 🙂 Theatrics runs in the blood as the body, mind and soul get into action!
With the disruptive world gaining pace, the three things that we need to facilitate the child imbibe are – Keenness to learn, courage to push boundaries and not be worried about making mistakes and humility that can facilitate to build teams and lead. Each one of us need to be welcoming more and more abstractness in problem solving, and take every such opportunity as one to learn and discover, solve and impact.

 

 

It was day well invested with over 100 leaders of schools, colleges, universities interacting and sharing.  It was a pleasure listening to a few speakers too, who were also talking about need of learner-centric environment in the institutions.

The panel discussion that followed on #TEACHERSofFUTURE, seemed to be a corollary to my talk on innovation.

I am delighted to see very youthful education leaders emerging across the country, who are keen to create best of the learning environments; each one has had an exposure to best of the educational institutions within India or abroad. The entire event has been a brain child of Mr. Vishal Sood, an IIMA Alum, who is now at the helm of the Maharishi Markandeswar University in Haryana. With such young leaders, soon the hinterland too will have very meaningfully engaging learning environments that will integrate the outside world into the class and also take the class out to the realistic external world to engage and impact.

An institution would have served its purpose if and only if it is integral to solving the problems of the society within its vicinity. Imagine if every institution, school or university, solves half a dozen problems every year, what will the nation be. I was delighted to see a few of the principals of schools coming to me and talking about how they intend bring this change in their respective schools.

Feel blessed, for such moments. Life is Fruitful.  @careerlauncher @CLEducate @satyaumanandu
#education #educator #mentor #learner #student #changemaker #travel #Educational #Leadership #Transformational #workshop #Learning #Courage #Humility #career #careerchoices #careercoaching #Lifecoach #coach #Dynamism
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Incredible !ndia : Rajasthan – Kumbhalgarh

Kumbhalgarh is a Mewar fortress in the Rajsamand District of Rajasthan state in western India. Built during the course of the 15th century by Rana Kumbha, and enlarged through the 19th century, Kumbhalgarh is also the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the great king and warrior of Mewar. Occupied until the late 19th century, the fort is now open to the public and is spectacularly lit for a few minutes each evening. Kumbalgarh is situated 82 km northwest of Udaipur by road. It is the most important fort in Mewar after Chittaurgarh.

If you love travel and exploring the world, kindly visit the complete story and advisory with large photos on my travel blog- SREENI ON ROAD

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Incredible !ndia : Rajasthan – Chittorgarh

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Chitaurgarh (Urdu: چِتوڑگڑھ‎), (Hindi: चित्तौड़गढ़) pronunciation (help·info)} (also Chittor, Chittaur, or Chitorgarh) is a city and a municipality in Rajasthan state of western India. It lies on the Berach River, a tributary of the Banas, and is the administrative headquarters of Chittorgharh District and a former capital of the Sisodia clans of Rajputs of Mewar. The city of Chittaurgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. The district was bifurcated and a new district namely Pratap Garh was created with certain portion taken from Udaipur district in the newly created district of Pratap Garh.

Fiercely independent, the fort of Chittor was under siege thrice and each time they fought bravely and thrice Jauhar was committed by the ladies and children, first led by Rani Padmini, and later by Rani Karnavati. The famous warriors Gora and Badal, in the war against Allaudin Khalji (1303 AD), have become legendary. The sacrifice of Jaimal and Phata in the war against the Mughals (1568 AD) was so great that the Mughal Emperor Akbar installed their statues in the fort of Agra. It has also been land of worship for Meera, the legendary queen disciple of lord Krishna. Chittorgarh is home to the Chittorgarh Fort, the largest fort in Asia.

I loved going around capturing the lifes and times of Chittor.

Thanks to Wikipedia

Emerald Trail – A home away from home : on my Travelogue – Sreeni on Road

It was a wonderful trip of friends and their families who have known one another for the last 18 years.

And the destination was Emerald Trail, created by another set of friends Sumit Datta and Leena Lele at Bhimtal!

Here, I tried to capture Emerald Trail in all its essence, along with its immediate contextual environment – socio-cultural-physical-natural milieu.

A beautiful creation through sweat and toil. It is home away from home, in the rustic, pristine environment to recharge and relaunch oneself.

Apart from the peaceful environs that rejuvenates you and can give you time to think and initiate yourself in many a creative pursuit, you can

– Walks into the woods,
– go on trekks if you are adventurous
– taking off the skyway with parasailing if you are adrenaline-umped
– drenching yourself in nearby water streams
– go boating in so many lakes nearby
– if you love nature, then good-friend Peter’s butterfly research centre is a great place to invest for half a day

Emerald trail and Bhimtal - with Kasturi & Family, Payal & Family, Marina & Family, Indira & Family

Emerald trail and Bhimtal - with Kasturi & Family, Payal & Family, Marina & Family, Indira & Family



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Emerald Trail – A home away from home!, a posting on my travelogue

Incredible India! Fatehpur Sikri – Mughal Architecture at its best (sreeni on road)

The grand entrance to the city of Fatehpur Sikhri
The grand entrance to the city of Fatehpur Sikhri

This is in continuation of the last story on road, that I shared in the previous posting. When we reached Agra with all the intention to see Taj with our kids, after the smooth, pacy and yet the adventurous ride on the new expressway, we got stuck for a couple of hours in the traffic snarls of ill-prepared Agra. Agra never witnessed such flood of vehicles ever in its history, in its narrow lanes. It could not entertain the huge rush from Delhi that took the newly inaugurated expressway. So, quickly we exited and headed towards Fatehpur Sikri, that I have never visited before. Thanks to Indira and Mallika who insisted on going there at any cost to untie the knots at the chisti’s abode that they tied a couple of years ago, praying for our second child. Now that Svwara arrived in our life, we headed to the chisthi.

Thus we reached Fatehpur Sikiri and I was flabbergasted at the expanse of Mughal Architecture and its finery. I am always astonished at the Vision, Design, Execution and craftsmanship that go into making such grand structures, that have been existing in this land of INDIA for a cover 2000-3000 years, many are still standing majestically!

The grand entrance to the city of Fatehpur Sikhri from inside
The grand entrance to the city of Fatehpur Sikhri from inside

According to contemporary historians, Emperor Akbar took a great interest in the building of Fatehpur Sikri and probably also dictated its architectural style. Seeking to revive the splendours of Persian court ceremonial made famous by his ancestor Timur, Akbar planned the complex on Persian principles. But the influences of his adopted land came through in the typically Indian embellishments. The Easy availability of sandstone in the neighbouring areas of Fatehpur Sikri, also meant that all the buildings here were made of the red stone. The imperial Palace complex consists of a number of independent pavilions arranged in formal geometry on a piece of level ground, a pattern derived from Arab and central Asian tent encampments. In its entirety, the monuments at Fatehpur Sikri thus reflect the genius of Akbar in assimilating diverse regional architectural influences within a holistic style that was uniquely his own. Built during the 16th century, the Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best preserved collection of Mughal architecture in India

For the full canvas of sreeni’s photopaintings of the Fatehpur sikri, visit travel blog link ofsreeni on road

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Yamuna Expressway! Indian ways – Bane or Boon! check out Sreeni on Road

On August 9th, early morning as I was nearing Greater Noida, the whole expressway was blocked, cars were parked on the ‘expressway’ in a very haphazard manner. One cannot imagine anywhere in the world such an in-disciplined way of parking on an expressway, where traffic is permitted to move at 120Kmph! Very soon I realized as I approached the new fly-over (has been new for the last few months) that takes off the Greater Noida-Agra Yamuna expressway, as temporary pandals have been erected, festooned with flowers and flowing sheer fabrics. I got to know that our ‘beloved’ young CM of UP, Akhilesh Yadav, is going to inaugurate the expressway. I did see huge crowds with the cars parked all over the road, but the security was not as ‘z’ as it would be for a CM.

The Clove Take off at the entrance of Yamuna expressway; this photo courtesy - YEIDA
The Clove Take off at the entrance of Yamuna expressway; this photo courtesy – YEIDA

I realized the next day through the newspapers that our CM has gone Hi-tech, as he inaugurated the expressway virtually! Irony, the CM inaugurates with technology, but neither his brethren have basic courtesies of parking, nor the traffic policemen were mindful of their duties. Many times, the behaviour of traffic policemen makes me wonder whether they themselves are aware of the traffic rules and the regulations.

For the full photo-essay on YAMUNA EXPRESSWAY, just head to my travelogue – Sreeni on Yamuna Expressway : Exciting Places, Interesting Perspectives

Dream It, Do It! Think Big, Start Small! : Gaurav Jani and his madness of riding solo to the top of the world

Gaurav Jani, Prime mover, Dirt Track Productions in his usual self

Gaurav Jani, Prime mover, Dirt Track Productions in his usual self

I always loved following, meeting or interacting with individuals who ride solo in their lives on their chosen path, towards destinations that they only are aware of. Each one of them is an entrepreneurial leader in his or her own right. But what do you say about an individual who literally rides solo to the farthest corners of the world, untouched and unchartered, to explore, embrace and enliven the lives of people. Gaurav Jani is one such person.

Deepa, one of my friends from Delhi Drum Circle has always been different from most individuals I have met in my life. Though graduated from one of the best business schools of the country, she chose traveling and exploring the world as her purpose of life.

I too love traveling. My Omni, Qualis and Scorpios, in the last twenty years, have been the catalysts and also have been at the receiving end of my long road journeys into wilderness. So have been my family, who have now become inured to my traveling and photography. Now, they too revel in such journeys. We have seen almost every state of the country, and measured the roads across – Kashmir to Kanyakumari, Kutch to Kohima. You will able to catch up with my travel in the passions section of my website. This love to travel has made me fall in love for Deepa and her work.

A month ago, Deepa pinged me and shared about an exciting travel film of Gaurav Jani that is being edited now and wanted me to get her connected with my friends who may be able to help raise funds. She sent across all the links to the exciting work of Gaurav Jani and I was delighted to browse through. I was surprised when one day an invite landed from Deepa for the screening of the first film of Gaurav – riding solo to the top of the world – which Gaurav himself was presenting.

I landed at Attic, the venue for the screening, to find it, as always, very inviting. A journalist was interviewing Gaurav, as I entered. And I realized, like most of the journalists I come across, she too has no idea about the person or his work. They are just doing their job!

I loved listening to Gaurav’s answers to the questions of the journalist – philosophy about life and how these journeys have been satisfying and infusing the drive to do much more. His outlook connected with my philosophy and I thought of writing this small piece.

Gaurav Jani, Prime mover, Dirt Track Productions screening his film

Gaurav Jani, Prime mover, Dirt Track Productions screening his film

Gaurav, also known as Jani, Bhatku (wanderer) or GJ, is the prime mover behind and directs films for Dirt Track Productions (DTP). Riding Solo To The Top Of The World is his debut film. Gaurav is a travel freak and a biker. He likes to collect antiques, but doesn’t have the money for it! He is also the founder member of 60kph, Motorcycle Travel Club India. Gaurav functions as a one-man film unit to capture the true essence of travel and it’s highs and lows. He neither believes in planning nor research, preferring instead to trust his instincts and firm resolve. Sometimes things work out the way he wants and sometimes they bomb, but he doesn’t change. He likes to keep things simple and basic, letting his heart rule over his head.

GJ has been an assistant to Ram Gopal Varma (RGV) in commercial films before he realized the futility of this masala world and jumped into realizing his dreams of making meaningful films through DTP. Now DTP has over half-a-dozen crazy people fueling each other’s dreams.

Dirt Track Productions

While the world media has shifted towards drama, hype, scandal, lifestyle and oomph, DTP has consciously moved away from the mainstream to the dirt track, churning out films that inspire, motivate, enrich and at the same time mirror life.

DTP makes films that not only satisfy each of them as filmmakers but also quench their thirst for travel and exploration. Dirt Track Productions was born when the co-founders were on a location hunt in the biggest tiger reserve of India and couldn’t find their way out. Ultimately they walked for 13 hours without food and water to get back to civilisation.

Their main focus is to make films and documentaries on remote regions of the World. This gives each one a chance not only to explore new subjects but also to explore themselves by interacting with the people.

They also scout locations and arrange logistics for films, photographers and ad-films for Indian and foreign production houses.

The first film “Driving Solo To Top of the World” took about 7 years in post-production due to fund constraints. Now they have more or less figured out how they can go about in shorter cycle of time. But always in need of money to do a little bit more. For one who is crazy, money has never been a constraint! He or she will do it, with money or without!

Here are the trailers of their three films –



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