The source of the river, the starting point where the waters converge to form a mighty waterfall. This was our destination. We trekked out into the forest, through narrow paths marked out only by a small trail left by the previous trekkers. Very soon we heard the gushing of the waterfall. We knew we were on the right track. All our travails ended and we gunned for the point from where we could hear the noise. Very soon, lo and behold, the majestic water cascading down the rocks.
When most people see a picture of a waterfall, they probably see a place of calm beauty that could be part of a paradise. On the other hand, waterfalls are actually chaotic in nature. If you ever fell over the edge of a tall waterfall, it wouldn't be the most pleasant experience.
The silver cascade is 30 Kms north of Thrissur, Via Varavoor, Thrissur district Kerala Vadakanchery
There's a great game-based learning tool which empowers educators and captivates learners. Through the creation of a trusted learning space, educational content is delivered by asking meaningful questions in real-time. The atmosphere becomes charged and creates a social and fun environment.
The beauty of the game is that any device, iOS, Android, Windows phone works.
This game debuts at Malabar Christian College, Calicut at 12.30pm during the release of Informatics Visually.
The Flipped Classroom concept:
Using this game flips the classroom with a pedagogy based on encouraging a loop from ‘learner to leader’ within the learning space. It improves and maximises the precious learning time spent in the classroom and empowers learners to lead.
Enclosing a few photos of the trials being conducted at the ILS Centre, Dept. of English, Malabar Christian College, Calicut
My visit to L'Arche Ireland was an eventful one, one that I can never forget. The previous day, I called up Marie and got directions to reach their place. My brother and sister-in-law, wonderful navigators indeed took me to the L'Arche Dublin home in Baldoyle aptly named Seolta, Irish for "sails". The Community leader, Marie also took us to Leoithne, Irish for "Gentle Breeze" and we spent a long afternoon over tea and biscuits with the core members. A truly memorable visit indeed.
God has showered his mercy on me by allowing me to serve my Alma Mater for 25 years. On this occasion, I would like to remember my teachers who guided me all the way.
Although we tend to forget our childhood teachers, I shall never forget Balagangadharan Sir who taught me Hindi, Varghese Master for Malayalam, Devassi Master, Thavunni Master and Denzil Poppen Sir for English.
To all my teachers at St. Patrick's High School, Monrovia and Mbala Secondary School, Zambia, my salute to you all.
At MCC, Chidambaram Sir for Hindi, Subramaniam Sir for Chemistry, Muthu Master for Maths and of course all my wonderful teachers of the English Department, Glady teacher, Merlyn teacher, Lizzy teacher, Ashley Paul Sir.
My father, Prof. Edward Augustus, Purushothaman Sir, Sadanandan Sir, Unnikrishnan Sir, Valsala teacher and Rajashekharan Sir.
To my teachers for MA English - Prof. P K G Vijayaram, Prof. Jayachandran, Prof. Haridas, Prof. John C Mathew, Prof. Uniikrishnan
To my respected Ph.D.Guide, Sreedevi Madam, all I can say is a big big THANK YOU.
Then, there are my wonderful students, alumni, colleagues, friends, parishioners without whom this journey would not have been possible. My friends and colleagues at Muscat, friends met during Conferences, Seminars, national and international. My salute and pranams to you all.
Dr Premanand M E
Into the wide wide open.
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