As a language teacher, I’m used to dealing with all kinds of badly framed sentences: incorrect tenses, missing articles, wrong prepositions and invisible (I really mean absent) punctuation marks. I know it infuriates my colleagues, but not me. I understand that my students ‘ work is just that – students’ work. It’s in a classroom … More Pet Peeves #2 Badly Composed Tweets
Food Trucks are quite the rage in Bangalore since last year and you can eat a wide variety of stuff ranging from kababs to to pav bhaji to burgers to pancakes! My favourite of course is Le Casse-Croûte, a French food truck which launched in September 2015 and serves sandwiches (or croques as the French … More How Being A Social Media Ballerina Got Me A Pot Of Mustard!
I joined Instagram rather late, resisting it as a platform for the frivolous, selfie obsessed millennials. But once on board, I found myself instantly addicted to the endless stream of beautiful, inspiring photos on my fields of interest: books, food, travel and dogs of course! I realised that there’s more to an Instagrammer than posting beautiful … More An Instagrammer’s Best Friends
A Canva junkie, who’s been creating social media graphics on the platform since November 2013 (yeah, I was one of those early users!), I was delighted to join Canva’s Inner Circle group on Facebook a few months ago and then receive Rose Powell’s email inviting me to join the Beta Tester’s group for their iPhone … More Canva iPhone App: From Template to Buffer in 5 minutes!
A social media consultant since several years now, I’ve seen the requirements for this position change much over the last few years. From being a purely text based content creation job, it has evolved into a full-time vocation requiring multi-tasking skills, design thinking and a more holistic marketing approach. The tools of the trade have, … More Social Media: The Tools Of My Trade
Growing up, I observed teachers all around me and couldn’t help but notice that all their creativity and innovation eventually led back to the textbook. As students, everything boiled down to the notebook and how we reproduced their content in our exams. Creativity and innovation were regarded with suspicion and choices were very limited. Fortunately … More It’s A Good Time To Be A Teacher
A few months ago, I wrote about a workshop I attended on the use of Social Media in teaching French as a Foreign Language. (Read the post here.) I walked away from the workshop with lots of ideas for class, especially with Themeefy. I have of course experimented with Themeefy in my own classes (you … More Using Themeefy to teach Foreign Languages
I recently attended a workshop on using Social Media for teaching French as a Foreign Language. As a reasonably Internet savvy person, I was already familiar with most of the tools presented, but the immense possibilities as well as the various experiments that have already been successfully put into practice left me amazed. Conducted over … More Social Media, Education and Themeefy
I started blogging in 2003, at a time when personal blogs were just starting to take off and blogged rather avidly for over 6 years. My blog posts ranged from the extremely personal (and thus immature) to travelogues and essays on more serious topics. An expert on the subject, I maintained over this period, several … More From Personal Blogging to Corporate Blogging