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    Shrutikirti Sharma Profile Picture for her learning story on Bodhiroom

    Learning Story – Shrutikirti

    • 24/02/2021
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    They say constant motivation, hope, reminiscing about your past successes can bring you further success. I was once in a phase of life where nothing of this sort worked for me. It...

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    Learning Story – Ishani of Barking Mad Studios

    • 16/02/2021
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      My first woodworking project was as a teenager on a project to create a pair of tribal masks. I remember that I used a jigsaw to cut the outlines. Even at...

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    Learning Story – Garima

    • 08/02/2021
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    Hi, my name is Garima and I’m a self-taught (and passionate) singer.   I would say that my singing journey truly began in school in sixth standard which was 2006. We got...

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    Learning Story – Sushmita

    • 03/02/2021
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    Art and music have always played a very important role in my life. I have been passionate about both of these creative pursuits since childhood. In fact, I remember that as a...

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    Learning Story – Pooja

    • 26/01/2021
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    Never give up on your dreams!   Hello, I’m Pooja Kamani and I hail from Rajkot in Gujarat.   Art is a huge field but brings joy to many people including me....

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    Learning Story – Harshita

    • 21/01/2021
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    I’ve always loved food. It started with trying different dishes at places, just to get a taste. Over time I came to realize that I love food more than anything in the...

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    Learning Story – Mahima

    • 12/01/2021
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    Origami is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, this art transforms a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. The variety of origami designs is...

    Abhinav Pandey Delhi University Student Learning Story on Bodhiroom

    Learning Story – Abhinav

    • 08/01/2021
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    ‘Always believe in yourself and never give up’. It might seem like just a simple phrase but it has really applied to my art journey.   Art is one thing that has...

    Learning Story – Tanu

    • 05/01/2021
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    My name is Tanu Gupta and I’ve been an animator for over 14 years. This is a story about learning about myself and my passion by running head-first into challenges and coming...

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    Learning Story – Stuti

    • 30/12/2020
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    My love for books dates back to my school years where I would often spend time reading fiction and geography in the library. While my friends spent time with their boyfriends, I...

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    Bake the world a better place!

    • 18/11/2020
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    Hi! I’m Samantha Abraham and I’m a recipe blogger on Instagram. Can I just say that this year has not been easy on any of us? Ever since the Coronavirus made an...

    Learning Story – Kanak

    • 13/11/2020
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    If you saw a girl painting a big wall would you stop and stare? A lot of people do and it’s because they’re curious. We live in a world of stereotypes and...

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    How Did I Discover My Writing Niche ?

    • 21/10/2020
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    NICHE. It’s a small yet complicated word for those who are new to the field of writing.  When I started blogging way back in 2017, I wasn’t sure what to write about....

    Children receiving school stationery in New Delhi from Samarpan Foundation wearing face masks due to COVID-19

    Online Education in India: NEP, EdTech & Implementation

    • 20/10/2020
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    The last decade has seen some major technological advancements which have had a significant impact on our overall lifestyles. However all plans came to a standstill with the on-set of COVID19. This...

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    A Comparison of Watercolor, Acrylic and Oil Paints

    • 15/10/2020
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    Art is often considered to be a great stress buster with its different forms, techniques and styles. If you are beginning your journey as an artist or picking up an old hobby...

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    Five Ways to Teach Addition

    • 12/10/2020
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    Addition is one of the fundamental concepts in mathematics, and as a parent/teacher, we must give a child various experiences to add before actually moving to the column addition. Following are some...

    Virtual volunteering has taken off during COVID-19 lockdown. India's Daan Utsav is around the corner and presents more opportunities for others to volunteer.

    My Trip down Virtual Volunteering Lane

    • 07/10/2020
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      And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.  – Paul Coelho  I seem to have experienced something close to this!    When physical distance...

    Neha is a mathematics teacher who wanted to check whether her students love or like the subject

    Maths on a Lighter Note!

    • 06/10/2020
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    Years back, when I was a school student, my classmates and I were sitting in our classroom and were waiting for our new Math teacher to come up and teach us. She...

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    Mail-in Ballots, US Presidential Elections and India

    • 05/10/2020
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    With less than a month to go for the US Presidential Elections, the intense debate surrounding the safety of voters coming out to vote during the pandemic and the move towards alternative...

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    Learning Story – Geetanjali

    • 29/09/2020
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    As an avid art enthusiast since school, I was a regular participant in art competitions and could usually be found in the Art Room during any free periods. I loved decorating my...

    Children staring out of their window during lockdown due to pandemic

    Is COVID-19 Straining Parent-Child Relationships?

    • 28/09/2020
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    After living largely within the confines of our homes for the last 180 days with our families, it’s certain that the impact of the pandemic on our relationships is significant. Families have...

    Learning Story – Krishna

    • 22/09/2020
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    The word ‘mentor,’ as per the Oxford Dictionary, means “an experienced person who advises and helps somebody with less experience over a period of time.” To me, a mentor is someone who...

    Costs of Online Education for Rural India

    • 19/09/2020
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    Thanks to the pandemic, we have all had to realign our ideas of spaces and squeeze them into the four walls of our homes. Our homes are now offices, schools, gyms and...

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    Learning Story – Manya

    • 15/09/2020
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    Having been an avid arts and crafts lover since childhood, I would eagerly wait for Art Class in school every week. You’d always find me doodling and sketching on the back of...

    Shubham Rana profile photo for his learning story about how he got into marketing and startups

    Learning Story – Shubham

    • 09/09/2020
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    I am blessed that I’ve found my passion at a young age. But finding your passion doesn’t mean that the struggle is any lesser.   Hi, my name is Shubham and I’ve...

    Learning Story – Vani

    • 18/08/2020
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    My name is Vani and I’m trying to find my style as an artist.   Art has always been a part of me even though I only realised this much later on...

    Learning Story – Kanistha

    • 11/08/2020
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    As a kid, I used to draw a lot. I was primarily driven by the visual stories present in my environment. This love of art drove me to pursue a creative field...

    Learning Story – Shipra

    • 04/08/2020
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    My name is Shipra, I’m a home-maker and a hobbyist upcycler. For me upcycling means turning what most people would consider ‘trash’ into showpieces.   I have been inclined towards art since...

    Learning Story – Pooja

    • 27/07/2020
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    I didn’t want to be an artist. I was working as a recruiter in a consultancy firm – just going about my my regular job when my son arrived in this world...

    Learning Story – Chakshita

    • 21/07/2020
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    By profession, I am a first year student of St. Stephen’s College in Delhi University pursuing Philosophy. But by by passion, I’m a budding artist. I mainly focus on three artforms, Mandalas,...

    Learning Story – Priyanka

    • 21/07/2020
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    My love of colours, sheets, paints and paintbrushes was born in my kindergarten days and has stayed with me throughout my life. As I grew older, I participated in and won many...

    Learning Story – Alifiya

    • 13/07/2020
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    I’ve always been extremely interested in arts, crafts and DIY (Do-It-Yourself) projects. I would describe myself as primarily a crochet artist. My mom is my inspiration and also the person who drove...

    Learning Story – Pratishtha

    • 07/07/2020
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    I’m a pediatric doctor by profession. But this isn’t the typical doctor story that you might have heard before. When I was just four years old, I started learning how to embroider....

    Learning Story – Shweta

    • 09/06/2020
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      I believe in magic, I believe in dreams, and I believe that “DREAMS DO COME TRUE”!   My dream was to become a gardener and spend my life caring and loving...

    Learning Story – Vrinda U

    • 02/06/2020
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    Hello! I am Vrinda. My journey to date has majorly been influenced by arts.    I was in playschool when I started drawing and soon developed a liking for it. My school...

    Learning Story – Pooja

    • 25/05/2020
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    In my final year of college at IIT Kharagpur, I used to visit a residential school for underprivileged children called Disha Seema Care Centre to distribute sweets and food.   On one...

    Learning Story – Shambhavee

    • 20/05/2020
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    We are surrounded by messages about ‘dreams’- dreaming big, chasing dreams, not settling, etc. While these may remind us that life’s possibilities are infinite, they can also become oppressive. Sometimes, I pause...

    Learning Story – Rohit

    • 16/05/2020
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    Hi, my name is Rohit Kumar (@sagebychance) and I’m a Behavioural Therapist, Certified Strategist and a Certified Whole Brain Practitioner.    I work with people who find it hard to bring about...

    Learning Story – Sheetal

    • 08/05/2020
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    ‘A Day without Laughter is a Day wasted,’ said Charlie Chaplin – I couldn’t agree more. I always stressed on happiness more than success and felt if one is happy one can...

    Learning Story – Saumia

    • 07/05/2020
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    I was enraptured by the written word ever since I was old enough to lose myself in the adventures of The Famous Five. My parents motivated me to start writing and there...

    Learning Story – Nakul

    • 07/05/2020
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    I’ve been interested in learning for as long as I can remember. One of my parents’ biggest non-essential expenditures, when I was a child, was an entire World Book Encyclopedia set. For...

    Learning Story – Arwa

    • 07/05/2020
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    Hi, I am Arwa, a Crochet Artist. I started working with crochets almost 5  years ago. Back then I casually tried to learn a new art. Watching my mom make topis for...

    Learning Story – Nikita

    • 07/05/2020
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    Hello, I am Nikita Singh, an artist by choice. Currently, I am pursuing my second post-graduation in English literature from St. Bede’s College, Shimla. The thought of becoming a writer came to...

    Learning Story – Pallavi

    • 07/05/2020
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    “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves”. That’s how my life changed after leaving my corporate job to embrace motherhood and raising my...

    Learning Story – Rinki

    • 07/05/2020
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    Hello! My name is Rinki Verma and I am from Faridabad. I am a self-taught Mandala Artist. I started drawing mandalas as a way to relieve stress and balance my own emotions....

    Learning Story – Vidushi

    • 07/05/2020
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    Being a millennial, making frequent trips to cafes and restaurants was nothing new. Clicking pictures of the food that we eat was again pretty common. Posting them on social media was also...

    Learning Story – Hera

    • 07/05/2020
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    My name is Hera and I am doing my UG in Commerce from the University of Delhi. I know Commerce and Art are two parallel lines that can never intersect. But I...

    Learning Story – Vrinda

    • 07/05/2020
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    Dance has been an integral part of my life for the last 18 years. I began training under my Guru, Ranjana Gauhar, at a very young age and eventually, with her blessings,...

    Ankita Girdhar

    Learning Story – Ankita

    • 07/05/2020
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    Back in 2017, people close to me started calling me a ‘clean freak’. I was known to be someone very organized and always hungry to learn. I spent my time either being...

    Webinars – the Future of Online Learning?

    • 03/03/2020
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    Introduction At Bodhiroom, our vision has been to encourage continuous learning and self-improvement which we feel is the true joy of life. We’re also quite convinced that face-to-face learning can never fully...

    On the subject of Podcasts

    • 03/03/2020
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    What is a podcast?   You may have heard of podcasts before, but it might be one of those things that you have heard of, but haven’t figured out what they REALLY...

    Learning something new…again

    • 02/03/2020
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    Hi All! This is our very first blog, and before we begin…well…ruminating, we have two questions for you off the bat – 1) When was the last time you felt that you...

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