Friday, November 20, 2015

Neither she nor he; it's me - new CC-BY-SA open fiction

It was while writing the synopsis for
Imanofutu Vol.4, I was entangled with
the thoughts about individuals who want to
live beyond their gender identities.
This novel introduces four  such characters
who shed their gender identities
because of their strong belief that
gender identity creates uneasiness and
unnecessary ego clashes in their lives.
After freed themselves from the gender clutches,
they work for the uplift of single mothers and
transgender and neutral gender individuals,
of course, by  facing a lot of challenges.
Hope you will like their story.

ISBN : 1516994388
 ISBN-13 : 978-1516994380

Free digital copy of my open fiction 'Neither she nor he; it's me is now available on google books at 
and on Google Play at

Friday, October 16, 2015

My suggestions on UNESCO's guiding princiles for TVET for 2016-21

My comments to some specific queries on UNESCO's guiding principles for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for 2016-21, shared at the recently conducted (28 September to 3 October 2015) online meeting to suggest UNESCO’s TVET strategy for 2016-2021.

What do you think should be the guiding principles of UNESCO's TVET strategy for 2016-21?

  1. Industry-academia linkage
  2. Participation of industry in the entire life-cycle of TVET programmes
  3. Consolidation of best practices and facilitation of adoption
  4. Flexibility of learning
  5. Assured mobility of students from 'the institute to the industry'
  6. Horizontal and vertical linkages to other streams of education

What should be the key high level aims of TVET? What should be it's vision for the future?

For the industry by the industry

What specifically do you think UNESCO's role(s) should in developing TVET in, and for, the future?

  1. Convergence of efforts and resources
  2. Facilitation of industry participation
  3. Facilitate an enabling environment for standardization
  4. Facilitation of trans-border  collaboration
  5. Encouraging the production of related OER and its popularization

Monday, October 12, 2015

Different strategies for each letter in TVET

One of my suggestions on TVET strategy, during the recently conducted (28 September to 3 October 2015) online meeting to suggest UNESCO’s TVET strategy for 2016-2021

Actually T and V are different (in TVET Technical and Vocational Education and Training). Similarly E and T are also different. T can address basic sciences and technologies, but V should address cutting edge skills for the industry. Similarly, E can be for a longer duration, it means the pedagogy and the transaction environment can stay stable for longer duration. But T  has to be dynamic to cop up with the changing industry. The pedagogy, training infrastructure every thing should be driven by that change. Therefore I would suggest that, the top priority should be to develop different strategies tor T,V,E & T and harmonize it.