Chakmak

Chakmak is a Hindi monthly magazine for children of age group 8-14. It is published by Eklavya, a non-profit, non-government organization that develops innovative educational programmes. Wipro Applying Thought in Schools is financially supporting it.

I chanced upon this magazine some time back and was absolutely delighted to read it. In this magazine, the approach to reach children's imagination...

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Bangalore Schools Age Cut-off Criteria

Different schools in Bangalore have different age cut-off criteria. This makes it difficult for parents to shortlist schools for admissions. I have tried to compile a list of schools with their age cut-off criterion. I hope the list keeps growing with time. Please put a comment if you know the age cut-off criteria of any schools not in the list.

**Minimum Required Age for LKG/Montessori ...

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Thinking Before Shouting "No, don't!"

The other day, my daughter (1.5 years) caught hold of a measuring tape (the steel one). She started investigating it, pulling the tape out and twisting it in the process. Instinctively, I was about to take it away thinking that she will damage it but her sincere, inquisitive manner kept myself from acting on that instinct. As a moment passed, I realized that it is not an expensive or delicate ...

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School Admissions - Nursery Vs Montessori and Age Cut-off Criteria

So the time came, finally, for us to start thinking about "school admissions". The questions that were popping in our minds were something like -

  • What is the difference between Nursery and Montessori ? Which one is better for us?

  • What is Montessori I, Montessori II and Montessori III ?

  • What is the right age to enter in LKG ?

  • What is the age cut-off criteria of different schools...

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Letting Her Play With Sugar

My daughter (1.7 years) came into kitchen while I was fixing breakfast in the morning and as usual asked me, pointing upwards to the slab and making insistent sounds, to be seated on the slab so she could see the action clearly. As always I lifted her up and seated her besides me on the slab. Once there, she started looking for something interesting and took notice of the sugar container and ...

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Useful Personal Finance Blogs

If you search on net you will get a hundred financial websites or blogs but most of them contain half baked knowledge. The information provided on such sites is usually copied with no original and creative inputs of their own. There are so many of them that even after spending hours trying to gain insight on a topic, in the end you might come out with no better understanding than before.

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School Admissions - Nursery Vs Montessori and Age Cut-off Criteria

So the time came, finally, for us to start thinking about "school admissions". The questions that were popping in our minds were something like -

  • What is the difference between Nursery and Montessori ? Which one is better for us?

  • What is Montessori I, Montessori II and Montessori III ?

  • What is the right age to enter in LKG ?

  • What is the age cut-off criteria of different schools...

...read more

Kannada Learning Resources At One Place

Being myself from north India, it was difficult for me to get started in learning Kannada. Learning a new language is certainly not easy, all the more when there is not much practical need of it.

Bangalore, being a cosmopolitan city, is comfortable most of the times with English and sometimes with Hindi as well. At other times you can resort to sign language safely (as I used to do while ...

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How Income Tax Authorities Track Your Income and Taxes Paid (TDS) - Form 26 AS

Do you know that Income Tax authorities have your income data and taxes paid data even before you file your returns ? It might sound shocking at first but the fact remains -

Even before you file your returns, Income Tax authorities know your earned income and taxes paid / remaining to be paid on that income.

They get all this data...

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EPF Transfer Online - Online Transfer Claim Portal (OTCP)

Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) started the facility of online transfer of EPF balance in 2014. Online Transfer Claim Portal (OTCP) is the portal where you can apply for online transfer of EPF balance. EPFO has made the process pretty simple. Let us look into it.

Eligibility for Online PF Transfer OTCP

To avail this facility, there are only 2 prerequisite conditions -

  • **At...

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